Life with ADHD

Aug 15

“If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.” —

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

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Jul 14

julieidk:

if someone tells you that you are not good enough, do not listen to them because you are 100% good enough

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May 12

“Your mental and physical health comes before anything. Exams can be redone. Your life can’t.” — Don’t stress. It will be okay. Concentrate on yourself. Your mental and physical health comes before anything. (via crimson-and-bittersweet)

(Source: finding-jodi)

Apr 09

“Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

” —  How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you.  (via mindovermatterzine)

(Source: cynical-as-hell, via surelyisadream)

Jan 22

Subject: Brief Online Study for Students Diagnosed with Learning Disability/Disabilities.

geigere50:

Hello my name is Elizabeth Geiger and I am a masters student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am looking for individuals who would like to participate in my research study exploring the life experiences of students diagnosed with a learning disability/disabilities. This survey should only take about 20 minutes of your time.

If you are willing and eligible to participate, please click on the link provided below. Thank you in advance for your time and input. Also, I would really appreciate it if you could pass this message along to anyone else that you think may be eligible and willing to participate.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Must be at least 18 years old.

* Must reside in the U.S.

* Must be diagnosed with a learning disability/disabilities.

* Must be currently enrolled in college or graduate school.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and are interested in participating, please click on the link below to take you to the survey:

https://tccolumbia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d0jhAN1g2dXayP3

***This study has been approved by the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board: (Protocal #14-020).  

It is possible that participants may recall experiences and events involving stigmatization and discrimination that may be unpleasant or uncomfortable. In order to help minimize any discomfort, participants may skip questions or leave the survey at any time without penalty.

If you have any complaints, questions, concerns, or would like to know the results, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at efg2116@tc.columbia.edu or my faculty sponsor Dr. Melanie Brewster at melanie.brewster@tc.columbia.edu.

#learning disability #ADHD #ADD #disability 

I was asked to reblog this here :) So here you go, if you’ve got the time

Dec 11

medievalpoc:

cheapfilling:

college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?

Reblogging for my folks enmeshed in finals. Education shouldn’t be contingent on or require you to sacrifice your physical and emotional well-being.

Nov 25

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Jul 14

Things to Do When You’re Anxious, Scared, or Just Need a Distraction

babyferaligator:

roachpatrol:

writingweasels:

Seed Plant Breeder

Fly a Line

Paint a Nebula

The Quiet Place

The Thoughts Room

Paint Like Jackson Pollock

Rainy Mood

Do Nothing for Two Minutes

Stress Analyst

Create Your Own Picasso Face

Weave Silk

weave silk is my favorite and seed plant breeder is super fun. 

for everyone rn

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Jun 06

Hiatus

Hello, everyone - old followers and new!

Pretty much this blog has been on hiatus for a while. I don’t know if I will be actively posting my own material in the future or not, but you will be the be the first ones to know if I do.

As it stands, I will pass on stuff I find on my dash when I feel it’s relevant for this blog. 

In the meantime, the list below is of ADHD related blog that update regularly!

That’s it! I’m sending all my love your way :)

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rose-9-10:

fan-type-b:

victortrevored:

#there is absolutely no fucking way this isn’t haunting him #every goddamn day #one of the last things he got to say to sherlock holmes when he was more than a name on a headstone #and he replays it over and over again and drives himself crazy #probably catches himself imaging a dozen and one different things he could have said #standing at the kitchen counter with his tea oversteeping and a second mug sitting nearby that he didn’t even know he’d grabbed #ugh get away

rose-9-10:

fan-type-b:

victortrevored:

#there is absolutely no fucking way this isn’t haunting him #every goddamn day #one of the last things he got to say to sherlock holmes when he was more than a name on a headstone #and he replays it over and over again and drives himself crazy #probably catches himself imaging a dozen and one different things he could have said #standing at the kitchen counter with his tea oversteeping and a second mug sitting nearby that he didn’t even know he’d grabbed #ugh get away

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Mar 30

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Mar 03

“Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

” — How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you. (via socialrants)

(Source: cynical-as-hell, via volatilehearts)

Feb 27

It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.

Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.

” —

David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness” (via sociolab)

#huh #well shit

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