2015 Conference

There is Hope

Nationally renowned experts, all know firsthand the issues and obstacles of mental illness.
Each of these speakers will tell you about their personal journey with mental illness. Their stories will give you extraordinary hope and courage.

Doug McSwane Introduction.


    Dr. Fred Frese

      Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia

        Tommy Nelson


        The 3 speakers shared the stage for a Question and Answer panel during lunch with questions submitted by the conference audience.

        Fred Frese, PhD., is a psychologist with over 40 years of experience and was diagnosed as schizophrenic after more than 10 years of involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations.

        Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice for more than 30 years and is self diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.

        Pastor Tommy Nelson is Senior Pastor at Denton Bible Church who often shares his personal experience suffering with depression.


        Andrews Center

        Gay & Kirk Brookshire

        Michelle & Tim Brookshire

        Paula & Mark Brookshire

        ETMC Behavioral Health Center

        413 Center for Change

        Mary & Bob Irwin

        Michael Johnson

        Debbie & Steve Keuer

        Sue & Ken Kummerfeld

        Magnuson Grand Hotel

        Mo & Doug McSwane

        Stephenie & Randy Roberts

        TheRogers Foundation

        Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics

        UT Health Northeast

        Velocity Mazda

        Paula & Trey Yarbrough