Have you heard people tell you ADHD isn’t a real condition? That it doesn’t exist? Or that everyone has ADHD? And therefore no one really has it and it’s not a real problem.
People spread ignorance, stigma and hate against racial minorities and gays and lesbians for long, long periods of time. In some places and cases they still do.
But in the west, at least, they do it less. Less often, less loud, less aggressive.
That’s because people who are racial minorities and gays and lesbians and their allies educated people about who they really were. They countered ignorance and stigma with facts and human stories.
They raised awareness. And much more. And they made life better for themselves and the rest of us too.
Raising awareness is important for ADHD. There is so much ignorance, stigma and contempt about ADHD and it gets repeated so often, and so few speak up to counter it, many believe it’s true. Sometimes even people with ADHD believe it. This is why ADHD Awareness Week in Canada is so important.
- Had ADHD Book Displays + our ADHD Awareness Week Poster in 24 Libraries in 8 BC Cities in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada with our supporters.
- ADHD Information Table at the Roundhouse Community Center in Yaletown
We got covered on:
- CKNW 980 AM Radio
- News 1130 AM Radio
- The Sing Tao Daily Newspaper
We will be putting up ADHD book displays and our poster and brochures of the 2 ADHD support groups in BC the Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group (which I lead), and CHADD Vancouver in libraries and bookstores in the lower mainland.
We will be doing videos on ADHD.
We will be doing an information table on one of the days where people can learn more about ADHD.
We’ll have more information on the facts and myths of ADHD on this blog and links to others.
Volunteering your time,
Spreading the word about ADHD Awareness Week & what we’re doing at your work, school and in your community. Pass on this website & our activities (will be listed over the coming days and weeks) Print out and put up our poster (coming soon), spread the word on social media.
Help make things better for adults and children with ADHD in BC
Pete Quily and the volunteers of the Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group