What we're about

It takes a village to get you through life when you have ADHD. Unfortunately, the very symptoms that cause us to need support often attract ridicule instead. This group is here to provide peer-to-peer support, giving us all someone to talk to who understands. Join us and discover the life-changing benefits of something no mental health professional can give you -- shared experience.

This group is private to protect it's members from the stigma and fall-out that often accompanies revealing their condition to others. Many members are employed and not comfortable revealing their diagnosis, and some who have disclosed it are now in hostile work environments as a result. Regularly attending events and the conference calls can keep you in the game. You will be asked to reveal your diagnosis only to me.

We are open to including individuals with other mental conditions such as Asperberger's, Autism, etc. -who do not currently have peer community support. Spouses, family and friends of individuals with ADD/ADHD are welcome to attend with the intention of learning to understand. Some couples take turns attending events. While we are eager to share our experience with you, it is important that we feel free to be "squirrely " and express our frustration with peers. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

No selling, intel-gathering for your business or bait/switch tactics will be tolerated, however, if you have an event or offering you would like to announce, let's discuss it before the next event. Individuals who violate our trust or exploit the group in any way will be banned from further participation.

For more information email me at: lorikritchie@gmail.com

RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS IT, THINK THEY MIGHT OR LOVES SOMEONE WHO DOES:

ON YOUTUBE and PATREON:

HOWTOADHD - short videos of fact-based information shared in a fun, entertaining, and inspiring format.

DR RUSSELL BARKLEY - multiple videos for mental health professionals that offer us profound insight into the impact of ADHD on our lives, 2hr video on what medications are available which ones work best for which symptoms what not to combine / what to combine, etc.

BOOKS

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo - groundbreaking book in its time written by 2 ADHD'ers for us. USER FRIENDLY - you can start any place in the book and learn something you can apply immediately. It is designed to work the way we learn and help you design a life that works for YOU personally.

Delivered from Distraction by Dr. Edward "Ned" M. Hallowell - ADHD classic -- Dr. Ned has ADHD - VERY INSPIRING, insightful, educational. Also multiple videos and podcasts online. Leading national expert.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Healing ADHD by Dr. Daniel G. Amen

A plethora of medically- and research-based information. Defines the 7 types of ADD.

TREATMENT / MEDS / Cognitive Behavior Therapy/ Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

ADVOCATE ORGANIZATIONS - ONLINE FORUMS/ SUPPORT FROM PEERS

ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association - tons of information and resources online.

CHADD - online resources, virtual support and education

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