Hi, I'm Pat Deegan.
People don't recover the same way a car gets fixed. We need to get active. Recovery means finding our inner wisdom, learning to speak up with professionals, and making the choices that are right for us. I created the CommonGround Program to support people's recovery and help peers and providers re-ignite their passion for the work they've been called to do.
Transform hearts, minds and services with the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation or the full CommonGround Software.
People can recover, and your staff can be a key to their success. Gain in-depth expertise with Certified Personal Medicine Coaching, or advanced skill sets with Academy.
Get hands on tools with our work-book style Guides, free posters, tools, papers and movies.
My COVID-19 Safety Plan
Inside Outside: Building a meaningful life after the hospital
This work of hope captures the story of how eight individuals made the transition from psychiatric hospitals and/or nursing homes to successful community living.
Please note this product is a digital download. Upon purchasing, you will receive an email notification to set up your account and access the digital file for viewing or download.
Talking about Getting Vaccinated
Every person is faced with the choice of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Some of us are ready to get vaccinated while others are not. In this 3-minute video, Pat shares tips on how to get the conversation started. You can also download the Me and COVID-19 Vaccine worksheet (in English and Spanish) and a tip sheet to help get the conversation started.
The Politics of Memory
To be an effective leader, we must know our history. History is a story, but who gets to tell the story and who is silenced? This is the “politics of memory”.