CommonGround Works!May 25, 2013
CommonGround is a fairly sophisticated web application. Sometimes mental health programs worry that people with diagnoses of severe emotional distress or with low literacy will not be able to use the program. Here is wonderful email that we just received from Wilma Anderson who is an employment specialist with an ACT team in Escondido, California. Her team has been using CommonGround for a few months now. Having seen how the program engages and activates people, she has been "converted".
Our clients are responding so well. Some of our clients during the updates of their Personal Medicine and Power Statements posed questions. I immediately went to the library and gave them access to information which surprised them and was easy to understand and on target. One client was discussing weight loss and the New for the Week was right on target. I printed out the colorful Portion Control sample, it opened up further discussion. Some of the clients even had a glimmer in their eyes as we clicked and learned more about CommonGround.
Please tell Pat that when I discuss her the clients appear to lift up their shoulders and show pride. Also, viewing the videos about real people is having an impact on the clients. I see hope, positivity and pride in some of the clients who were struggling with stigma from having a mental health diagnosis.
Hey, I’ve been converted.
Knowing that the CommonGround web application is helping people keeps us pumped up and passionate here at team PDA.