In case you haven’t seen it yet, below is Anderson Cooper’s segment in June 2014 in which he dons earphones and attempts ordinary activities while experiencing voices in an exercise designed by clinical psychologist, Pat Deegan.
Visit Anderson Cooper’s blog by CLICKING HERE to see what he has to say about the experience and to see his interview of Dr. Deegan.
Patricia E. Deegan, Ph.D., is an independent consultant who specializes in researching and lecturing on the topic of recovery and the empowerment of people diagnosed with mental illness. She is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. She is the creator of the CommonGround Approach, which includes CommonGround – a web application to support shared decision making in the psychopharmacology consultation, and RECOVERYlibrary – a collection of recovery oriented resources aimed at providing the tools, the hope, and the inspiration to recovery after a diagnosis of mental illness.
You can learn more about Pat Deegan at HER WEBSITE.
- Anderson takes part in an experiment to help understand how people live with mental illness (ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
- “Patricia Deegan’s amazing story” (pamhi.wordpress.com)
- An Architect of Mental Health (psychologytoday.com)
- “Anderson Cooper Goes Through A Harrowing Mental Illness Experiment” (pamhi.wordpress.com)
- pat deegan – emancipatory technologies (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com)
- Growing Beyond the Label (connectionscoaching.me)
- Hope and Recovery (addictionandrecoverynews.wordpress.com)
- Anderson Cooper Learns What It’s Like to Be Schizophrenic (afterpartychat.com)
- This Is What Schizophrenia Can Actually Sound Like (buzzfeed.com)