An ADHD-Friendly Tip for Meal Planning

meal planning ADHDCheck out this article called ADHD Tip: How to Meal Plan in Minutes. It walks you through a simplified version of menu planning: Menu rotation. Rather than making a new plan every week, the idea is to plan meals for a certain period of time, and repeat. In theory, that means you do the planning once and you're done.

We love this idea - it seems to obvious, but many of us get so caught up in over-complicating things. Maybe it sounds nice to plan a new many every week, but is that realistic? So, why not keep it simple by picking a few go-to recipes to rotate? You still get some variety, particularly if you have a 3-week rotation of meals, but you keep it simple!

ADHD Across the Lifespan

In our clinical work, we know that ADHD is on a continuum. With an ADHD diagnosis, the impact of symptoms might move along a spectrum, depending on what's going on in someone's life. We work with individuals of all ages with ADHD, and see every day that it's not black and white, or cut and dry. We all have difficulty focusing, but some are further along the spectrum than others. Across the lifespan, many factors might influence where someone falls on the spectrum...

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Is ADHD Medication Effective on its own?

We often get asked at the clinic about the "right" way to approach treatment for ADHD. ADHD medication is a treatment option that can be helpful in managing symptoms of ADHD. But is it effective on its own?

The answer to this is complex. Yes, medication can be effective. But, ADHD medication alone won't create sustainable change. To get that long-lasting change, what's more important is to add in new tools and strategies. It's important to combine medication with behavioural changes and lifestyle changes.

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Canadians share their personal stories about mental health

As part of Mental Health Week at the start of May, we've been posting a few stories of mental health throughout the month. To finish off the month (yes we know it's June already!), please check out these Personal Mental Health Stories from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). We're all affected by mental illness - whether you know it or not - so these stories are important to share, and important to read. Check it out!

Why we need to talk about mental health

We've posted a few different messages about awareness and mental health this month. Most of them had the same theme: talking about mental health. Silence is a big problem with mental illness - we don't talk about this issue as often as we should.

So why will talking about mental health make a difference?

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