We now find ourselves in October. A month where kids (and some adults including myself) celebrate Halloween. A month where Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving.
However, there’s something else that takes place in October. It’s also known as ADHD Awareness month. It is a time to learn more about ADHD, what it is, positive and negative aspects, etc.
ADHD can affects so many people and in different ways. It affects the individuals with ADHD, their lives, their family and friends. It is more than just being fidgety and having a difficult time paying attention. These are just the two most obvious symptoms, and the two most obvious ways that ADHD affects our lives. However, there’s a lot more to it than that.
There are also people who don’t believe that it’s really. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. So many people, myself included, have ADHD and can tell you that it is real.
There is still so much stigma and so much that people can learn about ADHD. This is why there is ADHD awareness month. It is a good time to bring awareness to it and try and end the stigma.
I know it will take time before more people know about ADHD and accept it. I know it will take a long time before the stigma ends. And I know there is still a lot more that we can learn about it.
At the end of the day, I still hope that there will come a day where more people know about it, learn about it, and there isn’t so much stigma about this disability.
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