Event Date

November 6, 2008

Mental Health Lecture

"Recovery: Myths, Mountains and Miracles"

Those interested in the study and treatment of mental illness have the chance to hear from a doctor of psychology who has battled schizophrenia in his own life. Western Nevada College sponsors an inspirational talk of recovery and advocacy by Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D. at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

Frese will speak at Marlette Hall in the Cedar Building of the Carson City campus. His presentation will be broadcast via interactive video to Virgil Getto Hall, Room 309, at WNC Fallon campus. There is no charge for the lecture, and refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Frese has been active as a psychologist and advocate for mental health. A graduate of Tulane University, he served as a Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War. Later, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and for the next decade he was in and out of mental hospitals.

Despite his disability, he earned a degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, and a master's degree and doctorate in psychology from Ohio University.

Dr. Frese has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and lectures widely in the United States and Canada. He has been seen on CNN, and featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and in the video "I'm Still Here: The Truth About Schizophrenia."

The lecture is presented by WNC and the Disability Awareness Coalition of Northern Nevada.

Press Release: November 4, 2008

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