Exploring PTSD in Firefighters – Week in Neurodiversity (7/01/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(4 min 12 sec) In this episode, a young woman sings a heartwarming song to her sister with Down syndrome, a volunteer firefighter looks to spread PTSD awareness, and a mother paints her face to spread autism acceptance! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] A sister sang a touching song to her younger brother with Down syndrome in this viral video.

[00:46] A volunteer firefighter is looking to spread awareness for depression and PTSD by publishing a research paper he’s written.

[01:35] Citizens with Parkinson’s have hit the stage to spread awareness about the condition.

[02:11] The Alzheimer’s Association held a “trek around the track” event to raise funds for the disease.

[02:46] USA Today covers different ways to handle anxiety at work or social events.

[03:04] A mother paints her face to help express autism acceptance for her son.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A sister sang a touching song to her younger brother with Down syndrome in this viral video. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/19/watch-sister-sings-touching-song-she-wrote-for-brother-with-down-syndrome-in-viral-video/

A volunteer firefighter is looking to spread awareness for depression and PTSD by publishing a research paper he’s written. http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Firefighter-Raising-Awareness-About-Risk-of-Depression-Suicide-for-First-Responders-430000343.html

Citizens with Parkinson’s have hit the stage to spread awareness about the condition. http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/seniors-with-parkinsons-disease-hit-the-stage/743738808

The Alzheimer’s Association held a “trek around the track” event to raise funds for the disease. http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/local/4287183-mitchell-community-members-trek-around-track-alzheimers

USA Today covers different ways to handle anxiety at work or social events. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/19/these-techniques-can-help-you-cope-your-social-anxiety-work-events/408364001/

A mother paints her face to help express autism acceptance for her son. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/12/mom-face-painting-autism-awareness/387922001/

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.
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Mike Nickas

Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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