WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
WHO WE ARE
Here at Neuro-atypical Neighborhood, we are driven by our mission: Destigmatize mental health and suicide by providing inspiring opportunities for children dealing with mental health challenges.
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR
Founder & President
As someone whose daily battles include depression and anxiety, I know how crippling and lonely the grip of mental illness can be. I also know that I am not my depression and anxiety. I am Nicole — lover of baseball, books, and coffee.
What does "normal" mean to Nicole?
"'Normal' means fitting in. This is always something I’ve struggled with, which is often why I find myself not identifying with a 'normal.' But, I’ve come to realize that fitting in is boring. Mike Trout doesn’t wake up every morning and think about fitting in. He wakes up with the drive and the passion to keep proving that he is the best baseball player in the world. I’m not anywhere close to Mike Trout, but in whatever I do, I can wake up each morning with the drive and passion to make a difference. Forget trying to be 'normal,' I want to help other young athletes find who they are and to be the person for them that I wish I had as a young athlete. I’ll be the Mike Trout of making a difference."