State of Mind with Debra Sloss
State of Mind with Debra Sloss
Adult ADHD remix

Episode #12:  Debra Sloss is joined by guests Judy Brenis and Hannah Jones to discuss Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Hannah shares the story of her struggles that led to an adult ADHD diagnosis . She gradually learned to understand and accept herself, and she developed strategies and skills to accomplish her goals and dreams. Hannah has since become a coach who helps others living with ADHD. Judy Brenis shares her many years of experience and wisdom gained from having a child with ADHD, leading ADHD support groups for parents and adults, and working as an ADHD coach. explore the challenges faced by people with ADHD, how to get properly diagnosed, where to find support and resources, and how adult ADHD differs from childhood ADHD. This was the first STATE of MIND show ever recorded (over a year ago) and was previously released only as a podcast. It has now been re-edited for broadcast.

Broadcast: 11/3/19

Special thanks to my co-producer Lauren Fein for her organizational & technical expertise along with her general wizardry to help bring this show to you. Also, thanks to Jennifer Young who has joined us to assist with research and outreach. And finally, thanks to acoustic guitarist Adrian Legg for composing, performing and donating the use of our theme music.

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Support Groups:
Santa Cruz ADHD Support Groups- Santa Cruz CHADD  – hosts monthly support group meetings run by volunteers for anyone who would like to learn more about ADHD and resources.

CHADD: The National Resource on ADHD – website of national organization working to improve the lives of people affected by ADHD: information, education, resources and more.

ADDA: Attention Deficit Disorder Association – international organization to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. ADDA is a good source for information and resources exclusively for and about adult ADHD. 

ADHD Heroes by Judy Brenis

Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. & John J. Ratey M.D.

Smart but Scattered–and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest  by Richard Guare, Colin Guare & Peg Dawson

ADHD Coaches
Seabright Coaching with Hannah Jones   831-287-9008
Judy Brenis: ADHD & Life Coach   831-818-9619

Family Service Agency (FSA
of the Central Coast is a dedicated underwriter of State of Mind. FSA provides resources, support, and counseling services to adults and children.  FSA believes in the power and potential of people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their own creative solutions and welcomes people of diverse cultures, genders, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, socio-economic backgrounds.  FSA Counseling Offices offer Medi-Cal, Medicare, and low-cost, sliding scale services in both downtown Santa Cruz 831-423-9444 x200 and in Soquel 831-346-6767 x200.