by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:17am
The Scottish Recovery Network is a vibrant and active group of recovery champions helping to transform behavioral health services in Scotland.  Recently Simon Bradstreet from SRN contacted me to...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:22am
Here at PDA, we spend a lot of time building tools and content to help support people in their recovery.  In both CommonGround and our RecoveryLibrary we have feedback buttons on everypage....
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 1:57pm
In this final excerpt, I make the point that leadership is a practice, not a position.  Leadership makes all the difference in the success of implementing new, disruptive innovations like...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 1:40pm
In this 4th part of my talk, I discuss shared decision making and how it informed my development of CommonGround. This video excerpt is 7 minutes.    You can also watch this video YouTube
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 1:28pm
  The third reason I created CommonGround has 2 parts to it. First, we are in an historic window of opportunity. Old paper records are being converted to digital electronic medical records (EMRs...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:28pm
In this 9-minute video, I discuss my second reason for creating CommonGround.  I created CommonGround to help amplify the voice of the individual and bring it to the center of the care team....
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:03pm
I gave a talk at an Advanced CommonGround Pratice meeting in March 2013.  The meeting was hosted by Community Care Behavioral Health.  I was asked to talk about why I created CommonGround...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:51pm
We are proud to announce that Melody Riefer will be lecturing in Amersterdam on June 21, 2013.  Melody will be talking about shared decision making and letting our friends in the Netherlands see...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, May 27, 2013 - 9:32am
In my opinion, it's important to look at mental health services from many different perspectives. Here is a great critique from a group in New Brunswick, Canada. It's from their magazine Our Voice/...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, May 27, 2013 - 8:24am
I think one of the most radical things we can do to improve our mental health is to tell ourselves that we are satisfied. We live in a culture saturated with carefully crafted advertisements that...
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