#12. This post is a part of a series where people answer my anonymous survey question. If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?
There are risks and rewards for going public with ADHD AND for staying hidden in the ADHD closet. See this post for context on the series.
“I believe that not going public (with ADHD) hinders the possibilities of getting help.
In my case I spent my entire life with this problem, and no one could identify the problem.
Everyone tried to fix everything else other than what the real problem was.
At the age of 45 my sister and wife (both health care workers) were the ones that came up with this diagnosis, not the doctor. With the research that they did, they convinced me that this was my problem. Read more...
One characteristic many of us ADDers have is persistence. IF we really want something, we can be phenomenally persistent and tenacious. This does NOT apply to all things, and rarely applies to paperwork:) The boring things we lose interest on very quickly.
But if we really want something, we can move heaven and earth to get it.
I’m not saying Diana has ADHD, but I think this she is an inspirational role model for adults with ADHD.
64 year old US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad first tried the 103 mile swim from Cuba 35 years ago in 1978 with a shark cage. Couldn’t make it.
A second attempt – without a cage, in 2011 had to be called off because of shoulder pain and an asthma attack.
Later the same year, jellyfish stings stopped Ms Nyad’s third bid at the crossing. Read more...
The next Vancouver Adult ADD support group meeting is Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6.30-8.30 at Ravensong Community Healthcare center 2450 Ontario st, Vancouver, BC
The topic is: How ADHD Helps You In Your Daily Life. The Positives of ADHD.
If you are willing to take notes on the meeting and email them to me, I’ll post them on the website for others to read.
What are some of positives of ADHD in your life and how does it help you?
Also, where do the negatives of ADHD to turn into positives? i.e. distractibility & impulsivity to creativity, restlessness to taking action, hyperactivity to unlimited energy etc.
Cross posted to BC ADHD
Dr. Margaret Weiss was interviewed on News1130 Radio by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC.
Ben did 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm and going until Friday October 18th. Thank Ben and special thanks to News1130′s Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen. Bruce’s staff bio.
Dr Margaret Weiss MD, PhD, FRCP(C) also has a master’s degree in public health and she used to lead the BC Children’s ADHD Childrens clinic and the short lived BC Adult ADHD clinic at the same place until the BC Liberals killed it after a year long wait list of 12-14 months. Read more...
Cross posted to BC ADHD
Carol Walley was interviewed on News1130 Radio by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC. Ben did 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm and going until Friday October 18th
CHADD Vancouver is the parent group of our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. Carol Walley, retired public health nurse is the co-cordinator of CHADD Vancouver, Claudia Smith of the Vancouver ADHD Parent Program is theother co-coordinator.
I’m on the board of CHADD Vancouver. Carol and Claudia started CHADD Vancouver in 1996 and have kept helping parent of ADHD Children, and ADHD adults ever since.
CHADD Vancouver meets the 3rd tuesdays of most months (check schedule) at Ravensong Community Healthcare Center 2450 Ontario Street Vancouver 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Same place as my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group but we meet the first Tuesday at 6.30-8.30pm every month Read more...