October 1 is the beginning of ADHD Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Knowing Is Better.” It’s always better to know what is getting in the way so that you can take positive steps toward managing ADHD.
Despite the prevalent “Squirrel!” jokes, ADHD is no laughing matter as it affects 9.5% of children in the United States and 4.4% of U.S. adults. Research has shown that ADHD contributes to problems in school, lost productivity at work, challenges with relationships, and problems with the law, among other things. But a lot can be done to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve functioning – and awareness is the first step.
October is your opportunity to share what you know about ADHD and rebut many of the myths that have negatively affected children, youth and adults with ADHD.
Below are some actions that you can take to help yourself or others learn more about ADHD:
- You can share the facts by emailing this link or downloading or sharing this fact sheet from the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition.
- You can share posts found on ADHD Awareness Month’s Facebook page.
- You can follow the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition on Twitter and re-tweet information useful to others.
- You can listen to, or share, the TADD Talks offered by Attention Deficit Association (ADDA), a non-profit dedicated to helping adults with ADHD lead better lives.
- You can take advantage of online or local events on CHADD’s ADHD Awareness Month Calendar or attend ADHD support groups offered by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
- You can share what the experts say about ADHD Coaching.
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore how coaching might help you move from intention to action toward your goals.
As we raise awareness, more people can get the assistance they need to live happier and more rewarding lives.