Hi my name is Jenn and I have ADHD.
Jenn has ADHD is a blog promoting ADHD awareness and advocacy through peer support. This started off with the intent of advocating for my own ADHD and to learn more about it. To share that with others but has become what it is now, today as I type this I have reached 260 thousand followers on Facebook, 35 thousand on Instagram and 2 ADHD support groups with a combined 40 thousand members – which means I can reach more people and help end the stigma about ADHD and bring awareness about adult ADHD and it’s many presentations.
ADHD is highly stigmatized with it’s media representation, treatment and validity. All being bought to the attention of people everywhere, yet those living with ADHD still struggle to find or access the help they need to live a quality life with this sometimes very debilitating neuro developmental disorder. The world mostly believes that ADHD is just for kids.
I want this to change. People struggle to get diagnosed. To get accommodations to study. Access to medication. Have the materials to understand their own diagnosis. Get specialized therapy or coaching at an affordable price. Have their neuro type taken as a real medical condition. And often lose their jobs and have career and personal life issues all because they have untreated ADHD.
Through promoting peer support as a form learning about ADHD I hope more and more people like myself living with this will also learn more about how to live a better quality life alongside their neuro divergent brain. There is a big journey ahead of us all to get the representation and autonomy we deserve for our mental health and that’s what this whole idea of mine is about!
The Jenn has ADHD is mostly about my lived experiences with ADHD, my thoughts, feelings, techniques/lifestyle, advice and information that can help others with their ADHD symptoms. I started this website back June 2020 and has now just celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary and has become a useful resource for me to share with frequently asked questions I receive.
It features a few different sections. The blog itself which hosts everything I have written about my ADHD and mental health. It also houses my art which I use to talk about my life and also to create infographics that help educate people about what life with ADHD is truly like and how differently it can present.
In the contact section there is the ability to submit questions to “A peer asks” a section on my Facebook where I post multiple peer questions daily that followers collectively give advice and learn from. This has taken off recently in the last couple of months and really enjoy being able to amplify others voices via my platform.
You’ll also find my spotify playlists which I have curated. I use these playlists every day for work, study, cleaning, exercise and sleep. There is a variety of playlists to choose from which are growing and some change monthly.