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All Invited to the 2019 Drs. Fred and Penny Frese Lecture

The public is invited to “Hope and Help: Meaningful Recovery from Schizophrenia and Serious Mental Illness with Clozapine,” the 2019 Drs. Fred and Penny Frese Lecture, presented by the NEOMED Department of Psychiatry and Peg’s Foundation. The free event will take place Monday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center.

The father-and-son team of Robert S. Laitman, M.D., and Daniel Laitman will share how clozapine, a  medication for schizophrenia, changed their lives for the better.

Clozapine allowed  Daniel to live successfully with schizophrenia. Today he is a stand-up comedian and mental health advocate. After witnessing the power of clozapine to change lives, Dr. Laitman – a self-described “optimistic nephrologist” – now prescribes and advocates for the medication, which he views as valuable but frequently underutilized.

The Drs. Fred and Penny Frese Lecture series honors the late Fred Frese, Ph.D., and Penny Frese, Ph.D., by sharing stories of individuals living successfully with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses and the ways in which their loved ones support their recovery. The NEOMED Department of Psychiatry and Peg’s Foundation sponsor this lecture annually.

WHAT: “Hope and Help: Meaningful Recovery from Schizophrenia and Serious Mental Illness with Clozapine”

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Ballroom of the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center, 4211 State Rt. 44, Rootstown, OH 44272

COST: Free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

RSVP here