Welcome to the very fist episode of “STATE OF MIND: Being Human and Living Well” soon to broadcast on the new community radio station 90.7 FM KSQD (K-squid). State of Mind is cohosted by Debra Sloss, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and KSQD reporter Marc de Giere. Debra’s segments of the program focus on mental health and wellness here on the central coast of California and will air every other week. In each program she interviews two or more guests and explores a theme where people share their personal stories and their clinical or program expertise. The pubic will also have a chance to call-in or submit questions for her guests. Her programs seek to educate through personal story, feature stories of mental health recovery and wellness, and share information and resources in our local community. Marc’s podcasts will air on the alternate weeks and are narrative journeys exploring themes in how we think, feel, and behave. These podcasts bring in perspectives from popular culture and contemporary scientific research. Our belief is that in airing these stories we help bring to light the complexity of the human experience, reduce stigma, improve access to programs and services and help educate our listening public.

In this episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by guests Judy Brenis and Hannah Jones to discuss Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Hannah shares her personal story of her struggles leading up to and then being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. She describes her journey of learning to accept and understand herself, seek support and ultimately find strategies and skills to accomplish her goals and dreams. Hannah has since become a coach helping others living with ADHD. Judy Brenis shares her many years of experience and wisdom from having a child diagnosed with ADHD, from leading ADHD support groups for parents and adults and from working as an ADHD Coach. We discuss what kinds of challenges people with ADHD face, how adult ADHD differs from childhood ADHD, how to get properly diagnosed, where to find help and support and more. Together Hannah and Judy share information about the upcoming Thriving with ADHD Symposium in Aptos on Oct. 14, 2018 which is a gathering they have organized for all folks (teens, parents and adults) living with and wanting to thrive with ADHD.

 

RESOURCE LINKS:

Thriving with ADHD Symposium in Aptos  October 14, 2018

CHADD: The National Resource on ADHD

Santa Cruz ADHD Support Groups- Santa Cruz CHADD

ADDA: Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Seabright Coaching with Hannah Jones   831-287-9008

Judy Brenis: ADHD & Life Coach   831-818-9619