Oct 262014
 

Vancouver Parks commissioner Sarah Blyth was and AFAIK still is the only politician to go public with ADHD in North America while in office.

Sarah also helped to get Vancouver city council to be the first city in Canada to declare ADHD Awareness week with me & others in 2011.

Sarah Blyth

She recently did an op ed in the Georgia Straight Oct 21st on why we need to think of ADHD for the other 51 weeks of the year in BC.

Oct 202014
 

Charlie Smith, the editor of the The Georgia Straight did an article on the third annual BC ADHD Awareness Week 2014. B.C. ADHD Awareness Week draws attention to attention deficiencies

Its also in the print edition page 18 October 16-23rd 2014.

Here are some excerpts

Another occupation that’s notorious for its deadlines is journalism, which is why Quily suspects that this industry has a higher percentage of people with ADHD than the general population. He also said there are likely plenty of politicians with ADHD, although only one local elected official, Vancouver park commissioner Sarah Blyth, has revealed this publicly.

Oct 192014
 
Vancouver’s News 1130 radio’s Ben Wilson  @benwilson1130 interviewed me on ADHD for the third annual BC ADHD Awareness Week on the start of the week, Tuesday October 14th, 2014. Thanks Ben! Have a listen.
 

Final BC ADHD Awareness Week 2014 Badge with URL

Oct 192014
 

We were very fortunate to have public opinion polling expert and ex journalist Mario Caneco, who used to work for Angus Reid, and now works as Vice President for Public Affairs at Insights West do a pro bono poll for us for BC ADHD Awareness Week Oct 14-20th 2014. Thanks Mario!

They surveyed 801 BCers on very wide range of questions that I helped co write on British Columbian’s views towards ADHD in adults and children. We got some fascinating results. See the full BC ADHD survey answers.

Oct 202013
 

Dr. Margaret Weiss was interviewed on News1130 Radio by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC.

Ben did 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm and going until Friday October 18th. Thank Ben and special thanks to News1130′s  Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen.  Bruce’s staff bio.

Dr Margaret Weiss MD, PhD, FRCP(C) also has a master’s degree in public health and she used to lead the BC Children’s ADHD Childrens clinic and the short lived BC Adult ADHD clinic at the same place until the BC Liberals killed it after a year long wait list of 12-14 months.

Oct 202013
 

Carol Walley was interviewed on News1130 Radio  by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for BC ADHD Awareness Week. Ben did 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th. Great thanks to News1130′s  Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen.  Bruce’s staff bio

CHADD Vancouver Logo

CHADD Vancouver is the parent group of our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. Carol Walley, retired public health nurse is the co-cordinator of CHADD Vancouver, Claudia Smith of the Vancouver ADHD Parent Program is the other co-coordinator.

Oct 172013
 

I was interviewed on News1130 Radio  by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC Ben will do 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th. Tomorrow is Carol Walley, CHADD Vancouver Coordinator.

Thanks to John Streit News1130’s  Evening Editor for giving me a tour of the News1130 station. Thanks to Ben Wilson for showing me the controls. Very cool he’s like a reporter, announcer, producer all in one. Here’s a photo of me by News1130 editor John Streit

Oct 162013
 

Jade Vajna one of our Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group Volunteers (now her 2nd year helping out, thanks Jade!) was interviewed on News1130 Radio  by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC

Ben will do 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm  and going until Friday October 18th I’m up today Wednesday

Great thanks to News1130′s  Bruce Claggett for helping to make this happen.  Bruce’s staff bio

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Listen to the audio, full News1130 story is below

Oct 142013
 

Jon McComb host of The World Today  on

CKNW News Talk 980 interviewed me today, the first day of ADHD Awareness Week in BC.

We talked about many things relating to ADHD and ADHD in BC. Got Patrick McKenna mixed up with Rick Green. Sorry guys:)

Also talked about BC politicans and the BC Adult ADHD Clinic the one BC Liberals closed in 2007 after a year long wait list and the bcndp refused to support reopening. But, the BC Conservative leader many of his candidates and the BC Greens Leader and many of her candidates including elected GPBC MLA Andrew Weaver supported reopening the clinic.