Week in Neurodiversity – Soccer Star Opens Up About Depression (10/22/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a former soccer players discusses depression, a teacher is accompanied on her wedding day by her students with Down syndrome, and have you heard of the award winning documentary about Asperger’s? These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:13] Former Republic of Ireland soccer player Jason McAteer discusses his fight against depression on Ireland’s “The Late Late Show.”

[00:32] YouTube star Yousef Erakat opens up about living with bipolar depression.

[00:56] A school teacher accompanied on her wedding day by six of her students with Down syndrome.

[01:25] On the news series “This Morning,” Mark Wright opened up about living with OCD.

[01:51] AASCEND gives the San Francisco Police Department recognition for making a groundbreaking training video on autism.

[02:54] Nicholas Bayfield is a young filmmaker with Asperger’s who has created a short documentary called “Asperger’s Syndrome.” The film has already won six awards.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Former Republic of Ireland soccer player Jason McAteer discusses his fight against depression on Ireland’s “The Late Late Show.” http://www.joe.ie/sport/video-jason-mcateer-gets-teary-talking-about-his-depression-on-the-late-late-show/562353

YouTube star Yousef Erakat opens up about living with bipolar depression. http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/health/turning-points-yousef-erakat/

A school teacher accompanied on her wedding day by six of her students with Down syndrome. http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/19159-students-with-down-syndrome-star-in-teachers-wedding-it-was-a-dream-come-true

On the news series “This Morning,” Mark Wright opened up about living with OCD. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1945297/mark-wright-opens-up-about-living-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/

AASCEND gives the San Francisco Police Department recognition for making a groundbreaking training video on autism. http://www.ktvu.com/news/ktvu-local-news/210100612-story and http://www.aascend.org/?p=1734

Nicholas Bayfield is a young filmmaker with Asperger’s who has created a short documentary called “Asperger’s Syndrome.” The film has already won six awards. https://vimeo.com/172203038

 

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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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