Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Psychologist with schizophrenia selected for federal panel

TAC Board Member Fred Frese, Ph.D. has been selected by SAMHSA to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of its Partners for Recovery project, which “provides the framework to help define, develop, and implement strategies to enhance treatment systems and service outcomes nationwide.” Who is Fred?

Frederick Frese's astonishing story is simply this: Thirty years ago, he was locked up in an Ohio mental hospital, dazed and delusional, with paranoid schizophrenia. Twelve years later, he had become [a] chief psychologist for the very mental hospital system that had confined him.

For anyone in the area, Fred will be speaking this weekend (Sept. 10) at the NAMI South Carolina meeting …