by patricia.deegan on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 12:12pm
When I was still a teenager, I was admitted for a second time to a psychiatric institution. Although it was the same unit, with the same staff who had been there during my first admission, there...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 3:30pm
Here is a 15-minute documentary about state hospital cemetery restoration. It's called, From Numbers to Names. I worked with Bestor Cram and Laurie Block to document a group of ex-patients who...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:27pm
We're excited to announce that CommonGround has been selected as a Top 10 finalist in the Patients | Choices | Empowerment competition with Ashoka's Changemakers! The competition is about answering...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 12:36am
This week we have had the privilege of training six employees of Telecare Corporation to lead the implementation of CommonGround at 3 sites in California and Oregon.  Our CommonGround trainees (...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 8:02am
In August of 2010, Community Crossroads Peer Center in Chester County PA launched CommonGround.  Peers are using the CommonGround web application to prepare to meet with psychiatrists and to...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 1:35pm
Imagine that you have a broken leg. You go to the hospital and a doctor sets the broken bone and puts a cast on. In a few months you return to the doctor, the cast is removed and your leg is better....
by patricia.deegan on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 5:29am
Some people argue that shared decision making is not consistent with the principles of choice and self-determination which are the foundation stones of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement. I...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:24pm
Every now and then I have the privilege of experiencing how my work is helping people.  Today was one of those days and I have a BIG smile on my face.  I feel renewed in my work! Today I...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:36pm
The Alternatives Conference is the world premier conference held by and for consumers/survivors/ex-patients. This year the conference is being held in Orange County, California with the theme being "...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, September 24, 2010 - 1:45pm
Hey world! We are delighted to bring you the new website for Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC. You'll find us at http://www.patdeegan.com/. There is a lot of new information on the site,...
Syndicate content