I'm a doctor looking to raise medical awareness through a streetwear brand. The clothing would aim to break stigma and false opinions re ADHD and empower those affected by the condition. All proceeds will go to charities. My question is to ask experiences as someone who has ADHD or a relative/parent - what abuse do you often receive? What do you think would stop this? What could I put on a tshirt to empower someone with ADHD and stop the abuse? All input would be helpful! Please don't hold back! When the clothing has come out, I'd only be looking for people with ADHD to model it so if you're interested in that, do let me know too! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want further info. Thanks, and take care!!
Take Priti Patel as an example. She's in a job where she feels compelled to advocate for the vulnerable. Compelled to make progress on behalf of the tax payer/citizen. She's almost certainly found herself in situations where she feels she's fighting a losing battle. Surrounded by an army of career civil servants who should be champing at the bit to help her but instead are slightly irritated that she keeps asking them to do their jobs.
We all know who's been painted as the abuser in this picture. Luckily, the exclusion game failed in this instance and she still has a job but the outcome seldom goes in our favour, in my experience.
Does that help?
If I was doing a street wear brand, I've no idea what I'd put on it. Perhaps a picture of the crown and the phrase, "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well."
When you think of ADHD, don't think victim, think superhero/supervillain.
wasteytime: I am a 54 year old woman, not sure how people will take my diagnosis yet
Nov 28, 2020 8:14:05 GMT
wasteytime: Diagnosed two days ago, I didn’t have to wait, I did the right to choose and had an online appointment. It was scary but actually all good. I would recommend but won’t mention the company
Nov 28, 2020 8:12:09 GMT
Byron: Mollymoo - Hi, am just about to (hopefully) start this journey myself. I understand it could be anything from a couple of months to about a year depending on where you live. Am seriously considering self funding to accelerate the process! (I'm 42)
Nov 25, 2020 10:36:57 GMT
Byron: adhddara - Video doesn't seem to be working?
Nov 25, 2020 10:34:47 GMT
Byron: Sandgazer - nice one, love the positiveness, agree 100%
Nov 25, 2020 10:33:53 GMT
adhddara: hey guys check out my chat with my dad about my terrible adhd 20s which culminated in many rehabs and attempted suicide. then i got diagnosed and found the right meds and im leading a good path now. here is the link www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-6LlIct
Nov 24, 2020 18:08:08 GMT
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Nov 13, 2020 17:40:59 GMT
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Nov 13, 2020 15:57:35 GMT
Mollymoo: Hi. Just wondering about peoples experience of getting an adult diagnosis with regard to time frame. I contacted my Doctor about a month ago who has started the referral process. I know it will take time. I'm 44 now.
Nov 11, 2020 21:52:54 GMT
sandgazer: Just diagnosed with ADHD aged 48! Wish there was more conversation & awareness about adult ADHD & the positive 'super power' aspects of it. The world needs all kinds of minds... & ADHD & neurodiverse minds should be celebrated & highly sought after!
Nov 10, 2020 21:11:30 GMT
easilydistracted: Congratulations londonse matches my tale! A trail of failures, finally getting diagnosed/ treated a few years ago and then managing to complete a course at night school, congrats and well done
Oct 15, 2020 18:42:37 GMT
londonse: Could not finish university as a young man due to lack of focus. Diagnosed with ADHD three years ago by NHS, started treatment, and just finished my MSc in evening studies after my 50th birthday!
Oct 15, 2020 13:16:32 GMT
malon: Hello, i'm 34 and female, and my Psych is sure i have ADHD, i'm being started on Atemoxetine within the next few weeks. I have a gambling addiction, so i would be interested in anyone else who has an addition that stems from their adhd.
Oct 4, 2020 21:10:51 GMT
carlos55: I finally got some attention about my issues and I'm awaiting for my first appointment to see a psychiatrist in two weeks. Hopefully I can start to get a diagnosis and start some treatment. A diagnosis is extremely important to me initially.
Oct 2, 2020 21:45:51 GMT
carlos55: I just joined and what goes on in me life, my head, it's just as though the people in the video are speaking about me, it's refreshing to hear I'm not alone.
Oct 2, 2020 21:40:04 GMT
fabi: LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: I am off from work until September, would like to volunteer for some charity. I would like it to be about supporting with ADHD awareness. Any suggestions?
Aug 3, 2020 19:51:30 GMT
butterfly01: having trouble with coming off smoke then going back to smoking again as this calms my mind down a little not on any meds yet as waiting for diagnosed
Jul 24, 2020 16:34:49 GMT
butterfly01: thanks i am not yet diagnosed but I feel I have found myself it's been a battle with family and coping with boredom
Jul 23, 2020 16:44:35 GMT
tabby: Hi. I've just joined but struggling to understand how to use this forum! There are just so many long wordy bits and no obvious button to press to create a post. Is anyone able to advise please? This Shoutbox seems to be the only place I can add anything
Jul 18, 2020 15:40:59 GMT
ceadhc: sweetlife. I'd thoroughly recommend reading the possible side-effects of Atemoxetine if you're a man and want to have children.
Jul 15, 2020 17:28:22 GMT