Dr. Pat Deegan Speaks on Mental Illness and Recovery; Escaping a ‘Life of Handicaptivity’ – The Daily Observer

Read article – Patricia (Pat) Deegan, adjunct professor of community and family medicine, recently delivered the keynote speech at a seminar hosted by Mental Health Services of Renfrew County, a program administered by the Pembroke Regional Hospital in Ontario, Canada. Deegan’s speech touched upon her own personal experiences recovering from mental illness. “So for me recovery means finding each of our own extraordinary reasons for getting up in the morning. What gets you out of bed every morning? What puts a smile on your face?” said Deegan.

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