He Has Been Called a National Treasure As A Mental Health Advocate: Fred Frese Joins Us. Also Advocating Effectively and Passionately For Consumers is Khatera Aslami On Our Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment with Jennifer Whitney!

Fred Frese is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Northeast Ohio University currently,  but his career and his experience in making a difference in the mental health community far extends past his academic professorial prowess.   What has happened since he was first diagnosed with Schizophrenia in the mid-sixties and told he would probably always have to be cared for in an institution?  Find out in this candid, engaging interview.

We continue with engaging advocates as the Bay Area’s Khatera Aslami joins Jennifer to discuss the first annual “WRAP Around The World” conference recently held in Oakland.  After her family fled Afghanistan as a baby,  Khatera has faced and overcome many issues and has dedicated her life to helping consumers and their families on their own pathway to recovery through innovative programs such as WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) in her role as Consumer Relations Manager at the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services.  She shares her own story and her thoughts about why the WRAP program is so effective.


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