There are factors at play with Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) that are not typically addressed by professionals and media alike. Typically considered a “child’s” disorder, it’s increasingly difficult to get an accurate diagnosis of ADHD as an adult, especially as a female presenting individual.

ADHD has been discussed as a concept since the late 1800s, but only by medical professionals. It didn’t become a household discussion until the 1980s. As someone with ADHD, I can’t imagine the struggle that people affected by the disorder in these early days must have felt. The most common symptoms, of course…


There are plenty of articles circulating right now regarding the importance of keeping your mental health in check while you traverse the holidays. This is super important, and I love that mental health has become a national conversation around the time of year that, for some, can be incredibly stressful and trying.
However… what about the weeks following the holidays? For most (even those with mental illness) the holidays are a joyous time filled with quality hours spent with loved ones. If you’re not predisposed to a situation that makes you resent the holidays, you might experience a sense…


When I was diagnosed bipolar, I tumbled through an array of emotions in a matter of a micro minute. My initial reaction, surprisingly, was a sense of relief. I wasn’t expecting to find an odd sense of solace in someone telling me that I had a severely debilitating disorder, but I did. It wasn’t just the notion that I would have access to more specific resources for what I was struggling with by finally having a piece of paper that stated I was bipolar. It was also, in part, just the romance of knowing I had a word that I…


A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.

-Grace Pulpit

The road to mental health is a long one, and finding your way through it isn’t easy. For much mental illness is a taboo, whether it be because of where you live or even your own family. It takes a lot of courage to stand up and find out who you are and why you feel the way you do, especially when our minds are part of our problems. On the road to mental health is finding the right resources, those may include…


Have you ever tried to run a marathon without any preparation? Probably not, right? If you’ve run a marathon then you know how labor-intensive it is, the number of hours and dedication behind it. Waking up every morning or evening runs trying to beat your last time. Even if you are not someone who’s participated in one you know there’s hard work behind it. In a lot of ways, your mental health is like a marathon. You don’t wake up one morning and decide you’re over your depression or you’re done with anxiety. Mental health takes time and dedication, it…


The story starts with two people, an idea, and the passion to make it happen. An idea that makes the world a better place. The two people, John and myself, met on an app called Shapr. Basically, a Tinder for business. The day we matched, it felt like we had already known each other. We immediately talked back and forth. Shouting in excitement about ideas of an idea with only devotion in our voice. One thing led to another, we were talking for over 2 hours after just meeting, and now had plans to join in person.

John lives in…

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