Here are some things that you can do to help raise awareness of ADHD, help spread the facts and counter the myths and stigma of ADHD & let people know about the social and economic impact of ADHD.
Pick one or more that you’re comfortable with.
How you can help before BC ADHD Awareness Week Oct 12-18th 2015:
– Tell others about ADHD Awareness Week, friends, family work colleagues. Start a conversation about ADHD.
– Download and print off our ADHD Awareness Week poster and put it up at appropriate places in your work and/or home neighbourhoods.
– Ask people you know who can help get the word out to business/union/govt/nonprofit/community groups who can put up our BC ADHD Awareness week posters or let people know about it on their social media accounts/blogs ezines.
– Share the info on our events and info on the website on ADHD on your social media accounts.
– Share your opinon or story by commenting on the BCADHD.com blog posts
– Tell your ADHD story, or explain ADHD in your words, counter the myths and stigma, on social media/blogs/video/radio talk show call in/in print.
– Write a letter to your local paper or guest post on your local blog
– Ask your BC Liberals or BCNDP MLA’s why they refuse to support reopening the BC Adult ADHD Clinic. Find them at MLA finder
– Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver supported reopening the clinic when I asked him on a Skype Chat in Oct 2013. Other Green party candidates supported reopening it too. The 2013 BC Conservatives Leader John Cummins & several BCCP candidates supported reopening it in 2013. Current BC Conservatives leader Dan Brooks refused to answer my question about it.
-explain to MLA’s why it’s a problem that the BC government does not properly train medical professionals on ADHD.
Also ask your MLA’s why they’re not implementing the BC Medical Association 8 ADHD policy recommendations?
How you can help during BC ADHD Awareness Week, Oct 13-19th 2015:
– Take a pictures of an ADHD books display and our poster near you, email them to email@example.com tell me which library/books store it’s from and I’ll put them up on the website & on our social media sites.
Or tweet the photo to @bcachd The Twitter hashtag for ADHD Awareness Week in BC is #adhdawareness I’ll share the pictures on the website and the other social media accounts
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