As a journalist with a close friend who has been diagnosed with ADHD, I'm interested in writing a longform article about the experiences of people who didn't realise they had ADHD until becoming an adult, and if and how the diagnosis has changed their daily lives. I'm particularly interested if anyone has found that their ADHD has been linked to either mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, or aggression which has been difficult to manage. I'm a freelance journalist, so will be sending the finished article to several different publications, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for any help and if you have any questions please let me know!
Hello, it’s me Olivia again. I’m still waiting for testimonies to help complete my long form article. Unfortunately the email response to my request to date has been minimal. I’m particularly interested in combined type ADHD experiences. In the the long term I hope my article will reduce adult ADHD discrimination and increase social equality. I’m trying to help here guys but need your input! Thank you in advance, you can contact me Oliviaka@btinternet.com.
Forgive me but somehow what you are asking for and suggesting doesn’t sit right. I’m struggling to know why exactly it is that I feel like this though!
Maybe you have the best intentions - but it’s a huge and complex subject. And everyone’s experience will be different. There are loads of ‘testimonies’ on this site and others. You may need to do some work to extract and piece them together though. I hope you realise that you are expecting a lot from an adhd community to be together enough to put together meaningful and probably lengthy ‘testimonies’, with so little to go on! Not To mention needing to trust a complete stranger whose motives aren’t exactly clear, except that you presumably want to sell this article as well as change the world?
Perhaps you could start by sharing your own testimony or by explaining what you already know, what research you’ve done, why the various things about ADHD that you’ve mentioned interest you in particular and how you hope to change things with your writing about it.
What is your second name? Have you published anything before?
Sorry if any of that sounded rude!
And I agree that one to one meetings would be better. Not all of us write confidently. Try your nearest support group?
Hi Olivia, aside from the aforementioned questions as to who you may be etc., I'm not sure if you are aware, but asking a bunch of ADHD people to follow up with you via email is a bit like asking the proverbial fish to climb a tree. Even if numerous adhd people here may think "okay, I don't mind doing that..." we are the very people for whom the problems of procrastination, forgetting and inability to finish tasks are endemic! We have many many times more the good intentions and aims than the actual followed-through results. So, if you're not getting many volunteers via email, you may want to rethink your canvassing method.
I myself think this kind of thing - more public stories in media etc - can only work in favour of those of us for whom this disorder is, or has been, a living nightmare. Trying to get assessment and treatment in the UK seems to be like some kind of joke! Countries like Canada make it seem like mental health care in the UK is still stuck in the '50s!
I am happy to contribute via whatever way - WhatsApp suits me best - and am making a mental note to email you forthwith... (totally going to keep it short though, otherwise I'm almost certain I won't do/send it)... 🤪
vagueandrandom: The ADDUK website is very out of date. What kind of help/support are you looking for in London? fromtheblock
Jul 19, 2019 17:31:17 GMT
fromtheblock: Is this an NHS site...? most state run websites seem almost deliberately awful don't they? Almost like the purpose is to create a fake veneer that a service exists, but when one scratches the surface, the whole thing collapses. And why am I 'shouting as'
Jul 19, 2019 16:01:37 GMT
fromtheblock: Out of 5 of the London contacts on the ADDUK site for help/support, 2 links go no where or to wrong place, and another has come back as a wrong email address. So I guess I will go with the only person I could contact then yeah??!!
Jul 19, 2019 15:55:39 GMT
fromtheblock: No offense but this website is a freakin' mess!! even for mainstream people, let alone ADD peoples. 2 of the help contacts (London area) are useless as they have completely wrong links to them. One goes to a website for a restaurant. WTH!!!
Jul 19, 2019 12:46:27 GMT
katejacko: I am currently 1 year into a 3 year wait for adult merseyside adhd services, when i rang they said something about my GP being able to make some kinda request with the CCg to move things forward, my GP didnt know, I didnt catch the whole info. Anyone know?
Jul 18, 2019 4:41:14 GMT
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Jul 3, 2019 12:00:57 GMT
jp: Hope you are OK too? Pressured out because of ADHD? They don't get you? Or you're a threat somehow? Sorry whatever the source of the pressure!
Jul 2, 2019 17:32:38 GMT
jp: yes - i'm fine thanks :-) he was definitely cluster B, and if it weren't for impulsiveness i might still be being abused!
Jul 2, 2019 17:30:35 GMT
vagueandrandom: Oh no jp I hope you’re ok. I’m being pressured out of my job because of ADHD, although they’re careful not to make it overt. . .they keep on about supporting me so I can reach standards although they’ve not had a problem for the past 2 years.
Jul 1, 2019 22:25:34 GMT
jp: I just walked out of my job! I loved that job. But the boss was nasty.
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vagueandrandom: Anyone else wanting to go to bed, but have got locked into the results of the EU elections?
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