Hiram College’s Center for Literature and Medicine, in partnership with the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, will present the lecture “Recovery from Schizophrenia: Myth, Mountain and/or Miracle?” at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2015, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D., coordinator of Summit County Ohio Recovery Project and faculty psychologist at Case Western Reserve University and The Northeast Ohio Medical University, is the Center’s Margaret Clark Morgan Scholar for 2015-2016 and will deliver the lecture. Each year, the Center for Literature and Medicine’s Margaret Clark Morgan scholar discusses a topic relating to mental health.
Dr. Frese was diagnosed with schizophrenia 35 years ago, when he was a young Marine Corps officer. Upon his diagnosis, he spent 10 years in and out of mental hospitals. However, despite his disability, he pursued higher education, earning master and doctorate degrees from Ohio University. Prior to his current appointments, Dr. Frese was director of psychology for 15 years at Western Reserve Psychiatric Hospital, one of Ohio’s largest psychiatric hospitals. He has served as a long-time activist on behalf of persons suffering from serious mental illness on the local, state and national level, and within such organizations as the American Psychological Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veterans Administration and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
The Center for Literature and Medicine is one of seven Hiram College Centers of Distinction, which fuel interdisciplinary study and enhance the student academic experience, creating new landscapes for learning in and out of the classroom.