by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 8:20pm
I was visiting with a group of peer practitioners who were working as advocates and mentors with people in a state psychiatric hospital. They were the first group of former consumer/survivors to work...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 8:00pm
We are hearing a lot about recovery these days and many mental health systems are seeking to transform themselves to a recovery orientation. However the whole area of psychopharmacology and...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 9:06am
I recently wrote a paper on the topic of spirituality and mental health recovery for a conference in Kansas. Here is an excerpt from that paper (note: this material is copyrighted 2004 & Pat...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 8:54pm
Today we talk about recovery as if it is a new idea. However, the idea that people recover is not at all new. In 1881, the Superintendents at Worcester State Hospital in Massachusetts conducted a...
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