Understanding Adult ADHD

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). Debra Sloss, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and KSQD reporter Marc de Giere alternately host State of Mind. 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 will interview two or more guests and explore 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 will be narrative journeys exploring themes in how we think, feel, and behave. These podcasts will bring in perspectives from popular culture and contemporary scientific research. Our belief is that in airing these stories we bring to light the complexity of the human experience, we reduce stigma, we improve access to programs and services and we 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, 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 that is a gathering meant for all folks (teens, parents and adults) living with and wanting to thrive with ADHD