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Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt call on experience to raise mental health awareness

Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt call on experience to raise mental health awareness

Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt have done their share of news conferences during their medal-studded swimming careers, but not many like this one.

On National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, they were at George Washington University to receive Special Recognition Awards from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for their support of young people with mental and substance abuse disorders.

Both have gone public to share their battles with depression, and Thursday afternoon — before the annual Awareness Day event put on by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — both...

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