MEGHAN GORDON/AFP/Getty Images Former Carlton star Mick Mothard has been diagnosed with the mental health disorder mental health, and his wife, Susan, has been put in touch with mental-health experts to help her deal with her husband’s diagnosis.
Mothard, who played for the Essendon Bombers from 1999-2004, underwent a psychiatric assessment at the start of this year.
He told the AFL’s official website he was diagnosed with a rare form of autism in December, and it was determined his symptoms would be treated as an “ambiguous” diagnosis.
The Melbourne-based footballer, who had been diagnosed at the age of 14 with Down syndrome, is the only player to have been diagnosed.
Mothards father, John, is also suffering from the condition.
“It was really difficult for Mick to cope with,” Susan said.
“He was diagnosed in a hospital, it was really hard to accept.
It was a bit overwhelming for Mick and I to be here right now.”
Mothards mother, Julie, said her son had been “brave and independent” throughout his illness.
“My son was always looking for people to be his friends,” she said.
“He was a quiet person, but he was a very brave person and he always had that edge to him.”
I’m so grateful for his mum and dad.
“Susan Motharded said Mick had “a very special bond” with his father.”
The first time we met, Mick was a little bit nervous about coming up to me, and he was always trying to be very positive, so that made me feel really safe and safe with him, I think that’s what we’re all looking for.
“Mick had such a special bond with his dad, he was so positive, always pushing and encouraging and he just was such a nice person.”
When he was really, really ill he was like the best person you could ever ask for, always wanting to help you.
“Mitch’s father was diagnosed at his mother’s request, and Susan was unable to visit him.
The mother said she was concerned about Mick’s mental health and asked her son to seek help.”
They said there were people that had mental health issues that were diagnosed early and treated early, and that’s just what we were looking for, that’s the only thing I can really say is Mick is very brave and independent.””
I’m not a doctor, but I did speak to people who had similar things.”
They said there were people that had mental health issues that were diagnosed early and treated early, and that’s just what we were looking for, that’s the only thing I can really say is Mick is very brave and independent.
“Susan said her husband was still a big influence on her, and was looking forward to meeting him for the first time.”
We haven’t spoken in years, so I’m really excited that we’re going to meet up again, it’s been five years since I last spoke to him, and I’m so glad to have this chance to meet him, he’s a huge part of my life,” she added.”
His support, his words of encouragement, I’m very thankful for that.
“Mick has played for more than 40 clubs, including the Melbourne Demons, Essendon and Carlton.
He has also been involved in the AFL All-Stars program, helping them win the Grand Final in 2008.