Hi, I’m Angela, I have a husband with bipolar 2 disorder, my kids have ADHD, and I myself have struggled with depression—YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
This week’s mental health tips are about adult ADHD.
Susan is late for work because she can’t find her wallet. She knows she had it on her way home from work yesterday when she stopped to buy milk at the store, she probably left it there, again. She was up half the night working on a presentation for work because she waited til the last minute to get started. Rushing to work she got her third speeding ticket of the year. She knows her husband is going to furious because is already on thin ice with him for impulsively quitting her last job because she was so bored with it.
- Does any of this describe you?
- Do you lose things?
- Are you impulsive?
- Do you interrupt people?
- Are you forgetful?
Do you have the feeling that you aren’t living up to your potential?
Everyone experiences these things at one time or another, but people with ADHD experience these problems on a daily basis.
ADHD is reported to occur in 4/4% of the adult population in the United States, although the figure is underreported, as up to 85% of children with ADHD are at risk for having the disorder as an adult and only 10.9% with ADHD receive treatment.
ADHD looks different for each individual. Sometimes the biggest issue that someone faces is difficulty maintaining long term friendships, sometimes it’s impulsivity, or mood swings. But whatever you or family member might be facing there is help through counseling, medication, and sometimes coaching.
It’s important to remember the assets you have as someone with ADHD. You are most likely creative, have the ability to think outside the box, the ability to focus on something you are interested in, a good sense of humor, ability to let go of grudges, energetic, spontaneous, and inventive.
Let’s remember what God says about us in Ephesians 2:10…
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Do any of the traits we talked about today describe you? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
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