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Connect with Like-Minded People in the ADHD Community

Connecting with a like-minded ADHD community can be immensely beneficial, providing a platform for sharing experiences and seeking advice. Online resources such as Reddit's ADHD Community (r/ADHD), websites like Attitude and TotallyADD, and organizations like CHADD offer diverse avenues for engagement.
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Connect with Like-Minded People in the ADHD Community

31/01/2024
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We look at some of the best places to connect with others if you have ADHD. Sharing helpful resources that will help you to find an ADHD community of your own.

Connecting with others to share experiences can be incredibly beneficial. Particularly if you have ADHD or support someone with ADHD.

By finding a community you can share experiences, and get advice if you are struggling.

Online platforms are great for building connections and are often the best places to connect with people in the ADHD community.

You can also use resources such as books, podcasts, and websites. Social media has become a huge asset for connecting with like-minded people, showing that you are not alone on your journey.

ONLINE RESOURCES 

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Reddit’s ADHD Community (r/ADHD) has a vibrant ADHD community that provides a safe space for anyone with ADHD to share their experiences, ask questions, or ask for advice.

It covers a wide range of topics and is an excellent platform for connecting with others who understand the challenges of ADHD.

The platform has almost two million users and describes itself as: “An inclusive, disability-oriented peer support group for people with ADHD with an emphasis on science-backed information. Share your stories, struggles, and non-medication strategies. Nearly a million and a half users say they ‘feel at home’ and ‘finally found a place where people understand them’. Note: this is a community for in-depth discussions, not a dumping ground for memes, pictures, videos, or short text posts.”

Websites such as Attitude and TotallyADD are also great places to connect with others and both have a wealth of information.

ADDitude is an online magazine dedicated to providing information and support for anyone with ADHD and their families. The website covers various aspects of ADHD, including strategies for managing symptoms and navigating daily life.

TotallyADD is a comprehensive site with lots of useful information. Whether you’re already diagnosed or want to learn more about adult ADHD, the website has some great resources and a sympathetic community eager to help.

Both websites host forums dedicated to ADHD discussions. These allow you to engage in conversations, ask questions, and provide support. It’s a great way to connect with people who are going through similar experiences.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is an organisation providing support, education, and advocacy for anyone with ADHD. The website offers a range of information, including articles, webinars, and resources for children and adults.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter) host numerous ADHD support groups. Joining these groups can provide a more personalised and immediate connection with those who share your experiences.

When searching for groups make sure the discussions are active and the members supportive. If you are on Instagram, you can follow hashtags related to ADHD.

By doing this you will see relevant content on your home feed. Stick to a platform that you understand and engage with the posts to get the most out of the discussions.

The ADHD Centre has active channels on Facebook and Instagram. We share updates, topical news, and advice for the ADHD community. Follow us on Instagram HERE or on Facebook HERE

Youtube is another great social platform full of information about ADHD. Search for topics that interest you, and watch relevant videos on various topics.

BOOKS FOR ADHD

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Many libraries offer neurodivergent support groups with talks, events, and lectures on ADHD.

For example, Chester’s library, Storyhouse has a group dedicated to women with ADHD, you can search your local library for similar events. There are hundreds of books on ADHD, some you may find useful are, “Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey”.

This classic book offers insights into ADHD and practical advice for managing its challenges. The authors, both experts in the field, combine medical knowledge with personal anecdotes to create a comprehensive resource.

The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov and Edward M. Hallowell

Focusing on the impact of ADHD on relationships, this book guides couples navigating the challenges of ADHD. It offers practical strategies and real-life stories to help strengthen relationships.

Order from Chaos: The Everyday Grind of Staying Organised with Adult ADHD by Jaclyn Paul

This book will teach you how your brain works and how to stop getting in your own way. Mixing stories from her own experience as a mum and wife with ADHD with wise, well-researched advice from her years as a blogger at the ADHD Homestead, Jaclyn Paul shows you how to design a system for restoring order.

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD by Sari Solden and Michelle Frank

This book aims to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws. You’ll find an approach that blends traditional ADHD treatment with contemporary treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help you untangle yourself from the beliefs that have kept you from reaching your potential in life.

PODCASTS FOR ADHD

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Listening to a podcast about ADHD can provide valuable insights, strategies, and a sense of community, fostering a better understanding of your own experiences and offering practical tips for managing ADHD-related challenges.

Some you may like are:

ADHD Rewired Podcast

This podcast features interviews with experts, ADHD coaches, and individuals sharing their journeys. It covers a wide range of topics related to ADHD.

Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

Geared towards adults with ADHD, this explores various aspects of life affected by ADHD. The hosts share practical tips, personal stories, and interviews with experts to help listeners navigate their ADHD journey.

The ADHD Adults Podcast

Another one for ADHD in adults, this podcast shares evidence-based information and personal experiences. Each episode features regular games and correspondence from real people.

The ADHD Women’s Wellbeing Podcast

In this podcast series, ADHD lifestyle and wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner, mum of four, and ADHD herself, Kate Moryoussef has conversations with global experts, thought leaders, professionals, and authors about how we can harness our well-being to work alongside our brains and enhance our lives as women with ADHD.

FIND A COMMUNITY

Finding a supportive community and accessing valuable resources is vital if you have ADHD or support someone with it.

The resources mentioned above serve as gateways to a vast network of understanding, shared experiences, and expert advice.

By connecting with like-minded people you can gain valuable insights, strategies, and a sense of community to suit your lifestyle and your own personal ADHD journey.

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