ADHD and Women: Why they get missed

ADHD and womenOften, women and girls with ADHD tend to get missed. They are under-diagnosed, often misdiagnosed, and generally overlooked. At our clinic, we often see adult women who have been anxious or depressed for years. Then, in the end, we find out that ADHD was actually the root of their issues all along.

So why does this happen? Why have there been so many undiagnosed women with ADHD?

Read more Transforming how we think about Mental Health is a national network of initiatives and programs with a vision of “No More Silence” on the subject of mental health. This program launched following the 2010 suicide of Jack Windeler. Jack was in his first year at Queen's University at the time. People described him as bright and funny, but he was also struggling with mental illness. And, like many others, he couldn't reach out for help, so he shut the world out.

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Peter Shankman's Story of his ADHD Diagnosis

In honor of Mental Health Week, we wanted to share the story of Peter Shankman.

Peter is a CEO, author, speaker, and all around impressive guy. Peter is also an individual diagnosed with ADHD. Not only that, he's learned to use his diagnosis to his advantage, rather than a disability. In fact, he's used his strengths and managed his challenges in a way that has led to much of his success!

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May 2-8 is Mental Health Week in Canada

CMHA Logo EN 80x2651This week (May 2-8) is Mental Health Week in Canada. This is a week dedicated to awareness and support for mental health. Organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the intention of this event is to promote positive mental health. This includes working to stop the discrimination and stigma that often accompanies mental illness.

So what does that mean for you?

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