ADHD 2.0 New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction from Childhood Through Adulthood
Dr. Ned Hallowell (https://drhallowell.com/)
Some of the ADHD PEI executive are currently reading/listening to this book. We'll give you some more detailed feedback when we are done, but so far it's really good!
This book can be great for sorting out the emotional fallout from being diagnosed with ADHD later in life, particularly if you are a woman.
"It really helped me start to untangle years of internalized negative messages. I haven't checked out her newer book 'A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD' yet, but am looking forward to it." ~ Pam
This is a great book that dives in to the various aspects of ADHD with information and also practical advice for the adult with ADHD to help manage common life situations.
PERSONAL TIP: If you aren't good at sticking with a book, or already have read lots about ADHD, then start with Chapter 16 for the practical stuff and then work on the first section at your own pace.
High School Sucked
Even though it isn't specifically about ADHD, the two hosts both have ADHD and their perspective informs the entire podcast. Plus they are funny!
Podcast and community. An excellent podcast to start with is #150: I don't know how to tell you this, this is ADHD
How to ADHD (Jessica McCabe)
Youtube channel that deals with topics important to ADHD in nice, bite-sized videos
ADHD Dude (Ryan Wexelblatt)
Another great YouTube channel that has some specific advice for and about boys with ADHD
Center for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC)
A great resource for Canadians with ADHD
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
A resource geared more toward research in ADHD
Dr. Russell Barkley
Dr. Barkley is a clinical psychologist who is an internationally recognized authority on ADHD/ADD
Below is a good video to introduce him, and also a good one for non-ADHD family members to watch in order to better understand what is going on (it is a portion of a talk he gave to parents of children with ADHD).
An online publication dealing with all things ADHD
They host periodic webinars on interesting topics related to ADHD (free of charge)
Bridge the Gapp
Bridge the Gapp is an online mental health resource for adults and youth in PEI
LOCAL RESOURCES (PEI)
PEI AccessAbility Information
This handy pamphlet PDF outlines the PEI AccessAbility services.
More information is available at at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/accessability-supports
Dr. David Wong
Dr. Wong is a local ADHD specialist who has a blog full of great information on his blog. You can be referred to Dr. Wong's practice through your regular physician.
PEI Mental Health Walk-in Clinics
The mental health walk-in clinics cannot prescribe medications or make referrals to a psychiatrist of psychologist, but they can be a great resource for crisis intervention/management.
PEI Medical Walk-in Clinics
If you do not have a family physician you can seek care through medical walk-in clinics, they can prescribe medication and make referrals but it is at the attending physician's discretion.
Prince Edward Island Counselling Association
This organization can help you find a counsellor in PEI.
Behavioural Support Team for Children
This resource can help you with managing your ADHD child
The COVID-19 pandemic is a stress and disruption for everyone, but for those of us with ADHD there are some particular reasons it may be difficult to cope. We've assembled a collection of external resources that we think may be helpful to you:
CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association COVID Resources)
CHADD (CHildren and Adults with ADD)
Financial assistance for Islanders affected by COVID-19
If you have other good resources that you've found please share them on our Facebook page!
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