Many of us may remember our parents telling us that it’s okay to ask for help. That there’s nothing wrong with needing help and asking for it. My parents were always there to help when I needed it and knew I could ask for help if I needed it.
However, when you have ADHD, this is a little different. Those of us with ADHD may have a harder time asking for help. We may try to manage on our own. We sometimes aren’t sure where to even look or where to start.
It can be difficult to admit we need help. Especially if it’s something that we feel we should be able to do on our own. We are ashamed to admit that we need help.
I’ll admit that I tell my kids that it’s okay to ask for help. However, I’ll also admit that I have a hard time asking for help. I have gotten a little better at asking for help in some cases. For instance, I have gotten better at asking for some support from my husband when it comes to cleaning. But I still struggle with a lot of it.
The truth is there is no shame in needing help. Whether you have ADHD or not, we may need some help at some point or another.
For those with ADHD, there are some resources out there for us.
It can be help to have some people close to us, who support us and are always there to help. Whether it be a spouse/partner, friends, or relatives. It can be helpful to have support from those who are close to us. It’s a good place to start. Perhaps there are people at work that can be supportive.
Therapy and medication can always be helpful. There is nothing wrong with needing to go down this routine, especially if it’s helpful. Taking to your doctor can be helpful to figure out what may be helpful for us and find the resources that are in the community.
There are plenty of support groups out there, as well. It may be scary at first, but it is definitely helpful to be able to talk to others to struggle with similar things and know that we’re not alone.
It’s not always easy to admit we need help. It’s not always easy to know where to look. But it’s there. As difficult as it may be, it can be so helpful to get some help and support.
Asking for help can be a great steping stone towards reaching your goals.
I totally agree. Sometimes, we need help and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Thank you for sharing your perspective on this — asking for help can be a big step for many people but the added layer that ADHD gives to this issue is one we should all be aware of so we can be a better support system for those with ADHD. This was really informative, I appreciate you explaining this.