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Black Women & ADHD

ADHD doesn't discriminate. But in this day and age, the topic of mental health is still considered taboo in the black community. This group is a place to meet other women of color who deal with life w/ ADHD and other related disorders.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Mar 28

Discussion Forum

UK Black women and ADHD

Started by Sistah Afroe Jun 25, 2012. 0 Replies

I am to date the only "Black British" female with ADHD that I have met.  I have known for 3 years and been to support groups and the only people I see are the middle class and the some are not anglo,…Continue

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How do I talk to my parents about mental illness?

Started by eebo25. Last reply by eebo25 Jun 13, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi everybody! I was wondering if anyone can share some tip or ideas for talking to my father about ADD. He is completely in denial that mental illness even exists, let alone that I have it. A little…Continue

Any Suggestion???

Started by Khristie. Last reply by Hello246 Jun 4, 2011. 7 Replies

I don't know what to do because i really need help right now. My world is spining around me and i can not keep up.  I don't want to get fired from my job...again... because i can't keep up with the…Continue

Praying God's Word Regarding ADHD

Started by L. A.. Last reply by Denise Apr 4, 2011. 2 Replies

I found this prayer on spiritualdecrees.com (http://www.spiritualdecrees.com/2007/10/23/addadhd-decre/) . I would like to…Continue

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Comment by L. A. on December 18, 2012 at 11:19pm

So this is how bad I am, right.  First of all, I forget all about this page.  Then I attempted to log in with about 5 or 6 email accounts before I realized that I had to log in with an account that I forgot that I even had.  Feeling really ADD lately and that's what made me remember to check in.  **sigh** 

Comment by Sistah Afroe on May 10, 2012 at 3:10am

Hello there

Saw this site some time ago I swear I left a message well if I did I don't remember the alias ...ha.

I am in the UK 28 with combined type ADHD, diagnosed approx 2 and bit years now just starting some CBT strategy work but the woman is really pathetic, not disrespect but she to me is some dippy blond with a degree using me as a guinea pig.  Can you believe over here they are calling this a new break through...WOW!!! I have been waiting over a year for some  face time the pills alone do not work and even moreso when the GP's here keep changing their mind about whether they feel comfortable about prescribing they make me sick.

(deep breath)..anyhoo how'e everyone else?  LOL ...

Comment by Jae on May 2, 2012 at 8:22pm

Checking in--It was a great idea to start this group, L.A.!  Thank you much.  I just locked my keys in my trunk for the first time in my life last week, and I can finally laugh about it! I'm having a very ADHD year, but I'm making it thru :o)

Would like to hear from other sistahs about how things are going.

Are you laughing? Crying? Having a great year so far? Lets all check in!   Jae

Comment by L. A. on April 30, 2012 at 12:33am

46 members.  We are not alone.  We just needed a common place to find each other. 

Comment by Jae on April 8, 2012 at 1:20pm

Hi, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter (if you celebrate) and check in--Today has been a good day and I hope it continues that way :o) I'm trying not to eat too much. Glad to be alive and well.

Comment by Shellina Holloway on October 15, 2011 at 2:25am

I am always on the go. Like last week I was up early with my 3 yo son who would not go back to bed. And that he wanted to rearrange his room at 5 am, which I did when I was half asleep and stumping my toe into his dresser. And one morning this week I had to move one of the couches so he would not put his toy cars into the heater. And I moved the couch when I was half asleep. I got so much stuff on my mind it just keep going and going. ADD/ADHD is on both sides of the family. Not only on my side but on my husbands side he has a younger brother who is ADHD. But not sure if both of our kids is ADD or ADHD or it minght be only one of them who might be.

Comment by Shellina Holloway on October 15, 2011 at 2:18am
Hi, I am new to this group. I have been ADHD all my life did not know til last year I found out then just recently I had to ask my parents how long they knew and they said from since high school and they said they thought I knew about that. Like how would I know that  back then. Well anyways I am Shellina. I am 31 yo. A mom of 2 kids and been married for 7 yrs. I like to know if moodiness like mood swings is part of being ADHD? I will tell you more about me so you will have an idea about my symptoms and you might say hey that sounds like me. I am disorganized. I put stuff off all the time. I have trouble in staying focused and paying attention to anything. I speak without thinking and then it is too late. I would be in a conversation with someone then my mind drifts off to something else or somewhere else. I am a sensitive person. I can be forgetful at most stuff that is supposed to be important. I can't work cause I get stressed out. I have trouble making friends. I do have friends but they think I am weird and don't get me. I got more online friends like from FB. I got a few good friends on there. I always remember stuff at last minute. I got low self esteem. I got my bad days and good days just like everyone does. And very impulsive. I can't get a monthly bill cellphone cause I got bad credit and I don't carry credit cards except for a prepaid mastercard. I can never manage money at all. I was in college taking a course in hairstyling but had to quit back in April due to being way behind in school payments and my husband and I have been in a financial problems for awhile. I fidget alot. Can't sit still. I get nervous around some people. I don't mind being this way. I might remember some other stuff and come back on here tell you more about me. Oh yes, my brother is also ADD. Looking back on my life now I understand why I did and acted the way I did back when I was in my teen years and in my early 20's. I read alot about ADD/ADHD. I thought I was ADD til I found out that I am ADHD, which is interesting.
Comment by L. A. on October 7, 2011 at 1:07pm

It's been months since I've logged on.  Just checkin' in to see any new activity, and wow -- 41 members.  Okay, that doesn't sound like a lot.  But before I started the group it was difficult finding anything online about black women & adhd.  So to know that 40 women found this group is exciting.  I hope all is well with you. 


Comment by L. A. on April 6, 2011 at 11:56am
Peace & Blessings to all of my beautiful sistas!  I've been all over the place --- surprise!  Not really.  I'll be logging on later today to respond to the posts that I've missed & to greet the newest members of our group that I haven't connected with yet.  I just wanted to drop in & say hello to all!
Comment by brook on March 14, 2011 at 12:24pm

i wish i had a career -im so tired of jobs that im not good at.


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