#17. 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 have gone public with ADHD and my former employer who didn’t believe my diagnosis made my life a living hell and eventually after fighting for adjustments to be made for me to continue my work I resigned.
I feel that someone has to start the dialogue and inform employers etc about the issue and what simple accommodations can be made, for example , a flexible schedule, a semi private office, spending time with the employee on how best to share information etc.
Even after my very negative experience, I would still go public with it, hope this is helpful.”