by patricia.deegan on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:49pm
This week six staff at Community Care Behavioral Health completed a rigorous training course and became Certified CommonGround Specialists. CommonGround specialists are not only experts in the use of...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:09am
Here at Pat Deegan & Associates we work really hard to create materials that inspire hope for wellness and recovery.  Despite our efforts and those of so many others, the mental health...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:47am
We are pleased to welcome the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas to our ever growing CommonGround community.  Lead by CommonGround Specialist Leslie Young and Kellie Spencer from...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:41pm
On Februrary 2, 2015 in Montreal a new film will have it's premiere: Coupable ou Malade.  It's a Canadian documentary exploring the validity of a verdict of "not guilty by reason of insanity"....
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 1:23pm
Each month we add a new thematic homepage in our RecoveryLibrary.  This month's theme was a series of reflections on the idea that when one door closes, others open. Remember, it was Alexander...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, December 26, 2014 - 9:53am
Here is a gift to you from Team PDA.  It's a 4 minute video in which I reflect on the winter solstice and the nature of change in our healing and recovery.  Thanks to you all for supporting...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:57pm
Each month we create a new homepage in Recoverylibrary and CommonGround. This month we focused on the topic of work and recovery.  In addition to videos and first person accounts, we linked...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:43am
There have always been champions who have gone against the grain of the dominanat culture and worked for justice-for-all. Recently I learned about Kautilya, also known as Chanakya. He was a...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:11am
Each month we develop a new homepage on a specific theme in our Recovery Library.  This month our topic was Online Privacy and Personal Boundaries: We live in what gets called the Information...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:04am
Like so many, I was deeply affected by Robin Williams’ suicide.  I was a big fan of his comedy.  In one of his greatest moments of standup, he invented a new psychiatric medicine he called...
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