Hi BC ADHD Awareness Week this year is October 13-19th 2014.
The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers, I and our partners created 80 BC ADHD Awareness Week activities in 23 BC cities in 2013.
The largest number of 2013 ADHD Awareness events of any province in Canada or any state in the USA.
See some of the photos of our activities here. Media coverage is here http://bcadhd.com/category/media-coverage/ Here’s our poster from last year.
Here’s the list of our 2012 BC ADHD Awareness Week List of Activities.
Would you like to help join us in raising awareness of ADHD in BC this year?
Pete Quily Adult ADHD coach and activist and Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group leader.
#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?
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”. Read more...