Michael Phelps Discusses Battle With Depression

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.

Today’s host: Reuben Friedlander!

(3 min 23 sec) In this episode, a Kentucky family is spreading awareness for apraxia, kids play flag football for young adults with autism, a UFC veteran donates equipment for Parkinson’s patients, and more!

[00:10] Let’s kick things off with Michael Phelps discussing mental health on CBS news. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-phelps-water-conservation-dealing-with-depression/

[00:37] Over in Ohio, an assistant high school football coach with Down syndrome has formed a special bond with the team. https://www.wcpo.com/sports/high-school-sports/high-school-football/nate-petrey-mason-high-school-football-coaching-assistant-with-down-syndrome-has-special-bond

[01:12] “Go Long for Luke” is a campaign where kids get to play flag football to raise money for young individuals with autism. http://www.fox5atlanta.com/good-day/-go-long-for-luke-helps-teens-with-autism-once-they-get-out-of-school

[01:43] Next up, let’s learn about the physical symptoms of depression in adolescents. https://wtkr.com/2018/09/18/morning-rounds-physical-signs-of-depression/

[02:13] And finally, UFC veteran Brad Kohler has made a donation to Rock Steady Boxing to give patients with Parkinson’s better equipment to work with. http://www.abc12.com/content/news/UFC-veteran-donates-to-Parkinsons-focused-gym-493643661.html