ADHD Awareness Week: What is it all about?

Some of you may or may not be aware, but this week is ADHD Awareness Week (see what we did there?). Running from October 14th to 22nd, this is a week dedicated to promoting understanding, advocacy, and support for ADHD and those who may be affected by it. This is a very important cause – the ADHD community’s understanding of the disorder has changed and evolved tremendously in the last 20 years, and much of the general public has yet to catch up with this understanding. There are many myths that have been circulating about ADHD over the years, and unfortunately, despite them being essentially debunked, they’re still quite prominent in our society today. As you can imagine, this can be incredibly discouraging for an individual with ADHD who may be seeking support or understanding.

Although Springboard Clinic always encourages raising awareness of ADHD throughout the year, challenge yourself this week and take it one step further. The ADHD awareness website has some ideas for things you can do, but on a smaller scale this may even mean taking a step toward your own self-advocacy.

Whatever you do, whatever step you take, just know that you’re making a difference. The most important thing in progressing our society’s understanding of ADHD is to start taking those steps forward, no matter how small they may seem. The pieces will come together soon enough!

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