BOOKS:

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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!

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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

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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.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES:

 

High School Sucked

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/high-school-sucked/id1553112247

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!

ADHD ReWired

https://www.adhdrewired.com/

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)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-nPM1_kSZf91ZGkcgy_95Q

Youtube channel that deals with topics important to ADHD in nice, bite-sized videos

ADHD Dude (Ryan Wexelblatt)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL3hX8PFFe2UI_BlnQvQYFw

Another great YouTube channel that has some specific advice for and about boys with ADHD

Center for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC)

https://caddac.ca/adhd/

A great resource for Canadians with ADHD

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

https://www.caddra.ca/

A resource geared more toward research in ADHD

 

Dr. Russell Barkley

http://www.russellbarkley.org/

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). 

https://youtu.be/_tpB-B8BXk0

ADDitude Magazine

https://www.additudemag.com/

An online publication dealing with all things ADHD

They host periodic webinars on interesting topics related to ADHD (free of charge)

Bridge the Gapp 

https://pei.bridgethegapp.ca/

Bridge the Gapp is an online mental health resource for adults and youth in PEI

LOCAL RESOURCES (PEI)

PEI AccessAbility Information

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/sites/default/files/publications/accessability_supports_flyer_july_2018_final.pdf

This handy pamphlet PDF outlines the PEI AccessAbility services.

More information is available at at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/accessability-supports

 

Dr. David Wong

www.AskDrWong.ca

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

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-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

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/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

http://peica.org/find-counsellor/

This organization can help you find a counsellor in PEI.

Behavioural Support Team for Children

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/behavioural-support-team-children

This resource can help you with managing your ADHD child

 
 

COVID-19 RESOURCES 

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)
https://cmha.ca/news/covid-19-and-mental-health

CHADD (CHildren and Adults with ADD)
https://chadd.org/guidance-for-uncertain-times/

Financial assistance for Islanders affected by COVID-19
Provincial: 
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19-supports-and-services

Federal: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html 
If you have other good resources that you've found please share them on our Facebook page!

 
 
 

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Here are some articles that ADHD PEI has featured in and/or contributed to recently:

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