I’m Mentioned in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper On Adult ADHD And Stigma

by Pete Quily on July 20, 2014 · 0 comments

I’m mentioned in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper on Adult ADHD And The Harm of ADHD Stigma

I should have posted this much earlier. I was quoted in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper on Adult ADHD And The Harm of ADHD Stigma, by Cheryl Rossi, June 30th p. A13.

It’s related to this post NPA Vancouver Politician Melissa De Genova Publicly Shames And Stigmatizes Her Political Opponent Sarah Blyth For Getting Help For ADHD At Work

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Then Melissa De Genova asked why the governing party would not elect someone capable of doing the job and that she had disabilities too.

As I was leaving Commissioner De Genova proceeded to follow me out the door asking why I was playing the poor me card the disability card for many to hear in disbelief.
Sarah Blyth Facebook post.

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What Others Have Said About NPA Vancouver’s Melissa De Genova ADHD Shaming And Stigmatizing

by Pete Quily on July 15, 2014 · 0 comments

See my previous post. See The Vancouver Courier article on this.

I was not the only one shocked and disgusted by NPA Vancouver’s Melissa De Genova public shaming and stigmatizing her political opponent, Vision Vancouver’s Sarah Blyth for getting help with ADHD at work at a public city of Vancouver Park Board meeting.

This is not just about Melissa and Sarah. Or even just ADHD. If another politician or City of Vancouver staff had ADHD or another mental health condition or a disability, they might be less likely to seek help for it at work.

Here’s an excerpt from Vision Vancouver Park Board commissioner Sarah Blyth’s Facebook post on it.

Then Melissa De Genova asked why the governing party would not elect someone capable of doing the job and that she had disabilities too.

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NPA Vancouver politician Melissa De Genova, a park board commissioner, publicly shamed and stigmatized her opponent, Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Sarah Blyth, for getting help for ADHD at work while chair of the Vancouver park board (business coaching by a coach with an MBA in Executive Coaching) during a public City of Vancouver park board meeting May 26th 2014.

NPA Vancouver, is the Non Partisan Association, the partisan conservative civic political party in Vancouver, BC, Canada that attempts to pretend that it is not a partisan political party.

Here’s Sarah Blyth’s Facebook post on it, click through to check out the comments on her post, and add your own.

I’m going to describe the stigma that I felt the other night at our Park Board meeting.

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I Still Feel Embarrassed And Ashamed By ADHD, Even If I Know It’s Not My Fault

by Pete Quily on June 30, 2014 · 0 comments

#15. This post is a part of a series where people answer my anonymous survey question on the ADHD Catch 22. If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?

If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?shareasimage

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 would go public with my condition if it was widely accepted as a legitimate disorder. I still feel embarrassed and ashamed by it, even if I know it’s not my fault. The stigma’s are still there.

No matter how much people say they aren’t, I have been privy to many disparaging and judgmental remarks about people that are on meds, and therefore “crazy”.

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#14. This post is a part of a series where people answer my anonymous survey question on the ADHD Catch 22. If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?

If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?shareasimage

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.

“For me to go public with my ADHD would mean that the military would have to stop discriminating against people with ADHD, as would the FAA, Federal Aviation Authority.

People can and have lost their jobs in both industries because of being a person with diagnosed ADHD who have come forward of common decency and honesty, because the rules forbid people with ADHD to serve in the military or fly as a pilot in our skies, or both.

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