My diagnosis doesn't define me. Yours doesn't define you either.
We 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.
The CommonGround Program helps you blaze the path to your recovery and the life you want. Get started by using the Guides, posters and other resources below.
Whether we are experiencing distressing voices, trouble sleeping, flashbacks, anxiety or other challenges the Guides put recovery tools directly into our hands.
Anger can interfere with our relationships and with doing the things that matter to us. Discover the tools and know-how to keep anger from disrupting your life with this Guide on Personal Medicine for Anger.
Everyone experiences anxiety. But if your anxiety interferes with your ability to do the things that matter to you, this Guide on Personal Medicine for Anxiety can help.
Depression can be a reaction to a loss, trauma or a change. But when it interferes with your ability to live the life you want, this Guide on Personal Medicine for Depression can help.
The experience of distressing voices can be overwhelming. This Guide can help you learn to manage distressing voices so you can do the things in life that matter most to you.
Life with false beliefs can mean living in fear most of the time. Many of us have learned there are things we could do to help ourselves. That’s where this Personal Medicine Guide comes in.
This is not a diet or weight reduction program. It is a Guide for those of us who struggle with powerful urges to eat foods that lead us away from our wellness goals.
During the journey of recovery, many of us experience losses. Grief is a normal process of reacting to a loss. If grief is too much to handle, or if it is making it too hard to do the things that are important, this Guide can help.
Self-harm challenges are not uncommon. However, the relief that self-harm may bring is only temporary. If you are struggling with a self-harm challenge, this Guide can help.
Get inspired with my ready-to-print posters and papers.
This poster shows us that courage in recovery means putting one foot in front of the other, even if we are afraid. Print out this poster and enjoy.
This poster serves as a reminder that those of us diagnosed with mental illness are NOT defined by a diagnosis. We are people. Print out this poster and enjoy.
This poster reminds us to live our lives, not our diagnosis. Print out this poster to hang in your home or on the walls of your program.
This poster reminds us recovery means something different to everyone. Print out this poster to hang in your home, or on the walls of your program.
I wrote this paper about my experience of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. This paper has defined the major themes of my life's work.
This poster reminds us that the seeds we sow can take root and grow into change. Print out this poster to hang in your home, or on the walls of your program.
Each of these online courses includes videos, quizzes and exercises to help you apply what you have learned.
Personal Medicine is what we DO to get well and stay well. In this course, Pat Deegan will teach you about the power of Personal Medicine and have the opportunity to discover your own.