“The ADHD Guide to Fighting Stigma: How to Defend Your Diagnosis and Build Your Self-Esteem” [Video Replay & Podcast #307]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#307), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on May 26, 2020.
It is maddening to advocate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when many in the neurotypical world don’t even acknowledge that ADHD exists. This lack of validation and empathy impacts a person’s self-esteem, particularly when it is repeated over a lifetime. Numerous studies have shown that arguing about ADHD ignorance, like other hot topics, actually makes people more entrenched in their opinions. So how can an adult with ADHD effectively make change? With humor, positivity, and honesty. Confronting hostility toward and ignorance of ADHD with wit and authenticity can educate naysayers and change minds.
In this hour-long webinar, Rick Green, M.C., OOnt, BSc, — the award-winning TV writer and comedian who was diagnosed with ADHD 20 years ago — will explain how he has used positivity and humor to enlighten ADHD doubters, bust myths, eliminate shame, increase acceptance, and transform how people view people with ADHD. Green brings a light touch to a serious subject without dismissing the high costs of ADHD.
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Rick Green, M.C., OOnt, BSc, was an award winning comedy writer, producer, and director with over 700 episodes of radio and television to his credit. After he received a diagnosis of ADHD he began a 20-year exploration of this disorder. In 2009 he and his wife, Ava, created the ground-breaking program, ADD & Loving It?!, the TotallyADD.com website, a PBS sequel, ADD & Mastering It!, a dozen full-length programs on ADHD featuring top experts and over 100 short videos that cover every aspect of ADHD.| See expert’s full bio »
- “Rick Green is awesome and his advice was relevant to my personal life & super helpful.”
- “FANTASTIC!! Loved his comedic take on issues we face in our day-to-day lives. Humor is a great stress reliever!”
- “Incredible! I was able to focus the whole time, he was so engaging. I felt validated and took notes on concrete options to incorporate in my life.”
- “A series of total light bulb moments after a lifetime of being misunderstood. This guy is just like me!”