71 Libraries in 35 BC communities participated in The 4th annual BC ADHD Awareness Week 2015.
Thanks to The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers Andrew, Christopher, Kat, Laureen and Maggie who helped me organize the week along with our Library and Bookstore partners.
Here are the activities the volunteers and supporters The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group did.
The purpose of the week is to:
- Raise awareness of ADHD in BC
- Reduce stigma and misinformation on ADHD in adults and children
- Show the economic and social costs of ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD
- Provide factual information on ADHD
- Encourage proper diagnosis and multimodal treatment of ADHD by trained professionals
- Get more resources for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults
The main events going on will be the 4th annual BC ADHD Awareness Week book displays listed below. Also there is a
CADDRA ADHD convention in Vancouver Oct 16-18th. Twitter hashtag is #caddraBC2015
Tell your doctor/psychiatrist/psychologist/teacher etc. about it, or check it out yourself. I’ve been to the last two, learned a lot, very useful & they only come out west every half decade, see my post on it.
Making Sense of ADHD Free Talk
In conjunction with the BC Psychological Association and BC ADHD Awareness Week, The Vancouver Psychology Centre is proud to present therapist Dr. Noah Susswein Tuesday October 27th, 7-8pm. Community Room – Adler University (1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver).
ADHD is best understood as a mismatch between a person and certain aspects of his or her environment. And there are many effective options for changing both individuals and environments to achieve a better fit between the two.
Bio: Dr. Noah Susswein treats children, youth, and adults at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. He has been involved with mental health research, assessment, and treatment for over 15 years in a variety of settings including medical schools, community mental health centres, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Whether working with children or adults, Dr. Susswein uses a strength-based approach that emphasizes self-awareness and courage.
More details here.
Have a look at Dr Sussewein’s site for parents on empathy where he talks about differences between having empathy and showing empathy and how to do it effectively as a parent
List of BC Cities with ADHD Awareness Book Displays by region then city. Here’s how they’re organized.
Bob Prittie Metrotown Library
City Center Library
Fraser Valley Regional Libraries
Abbotsford Community Library
Mount Lehman Library
Boston Bar Library
Ladner Pioneer Library
George Mackie Library
Township of Langley
Fort Langley Library
Muriel Arnason Library
Walnut Grove Library
Maple Ridge Library
Pitt Meadows Library
White Rock Library
North Vancouver City Library
North Vancouver District
Lynn Valley Library
New Westminister Library Main Branch
City Centre Library
Ocean Park Library
Port Kells Library
Strawberry Hill Library
West Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver School Libraries
Libraries Outside Metro Vancouver
Interlink Libraries continued
Bowen Island Library
Cariboo Regional District Library
100 Mile House Library
Greater Victoria Public Library
Emily Carr Library
Nellie McClung Library
Oak Bay Library
IslandLink Library Federation
Powell River Library
Kootenay Library Federation
North Central Library Federation
Burns Lake Library
North Coast Library Federation
North East Library Federation
Pouce Coupe Library
Okanagan Regional Library
Vancouver Island Regional Library
Qualicum Beach Library