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Robert Smith

My Story: Robert Smith

I was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina and diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at a very young age. Growing up in the inner city, I endured many hardships, including being denied job opportunities and being shunned, ridiculed and tormented on a daily basis due to the disorder, something that continued into my adulthood. Despite everything I’ve faced, I’ve kept my faith and turned to God for help.

69 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on June 16, 2015
My Story: Kristi

My Story: Kristi Lazzari

I was in my 30s before I sought diagnosis, and it was as if a light suddenly came on. All the things I'd always beat myself up for began to make sense. I could see the whole picture and see how the signs and symptoms had been there all along. It was gratifying, but also frightening. Just because I could put a name to my behaviors didn't mean I was going to be able to change them. I was scared that it wouldn't make a…

63 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on May 26, 2015
My Story: Miranda Solevilla

My Story: Miranda Solevilla

I didn’t have a clue I was ADHD, but had been diagnosed with depression by my primary care physician. I’ve learned to rely on myself and on God for support. And talking to my therapist helps. It’s important to just be you no matter what, because you are special and unique in every way. I will not give up. I have hope, and believe in the power of my prayers. I know who I am and where I stand. And knowledge is power.

173 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on December 3, 2014
Heidi Howarth

My Story: Heidi Howarth

It has been a long, long road. I have struggled with depression since I was a child, really. It was more that I struggled to fit into a 'normal' type of behavior, but my family was pretty disrupted. My dad had a violence and alcohol problem and so no one really noticed my struggles, there were more pressing things going on. I got myself through school, through college and I got my degree at university. I have always managed to stay functional and try to…

121 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on November 19, 2014
My Story: David Willard

My Story: David Willard

From first grade, my parents and teachers knew there was something different about me. I preferred to sit in class and look out the window at nature and daydream, rather than pay attention to the lesson. Support is so important. Advocate for yourself because you are eligible for services but you need to search, listen and ask questions. Never be afraid to ask for help or ask questions about anything. Our best weapon is knowledge and we can help others by sharing it.

533 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on September 9, 2014
Hannah Bowen

My Story: Hannah Bowen

As a child I was very hyper — I wouldn't even sit at the dinner table. When I was in high school, I discussed my issues with my doctor, who asked for statements from every teacher I had from kindergarten through to the 10th grade, as well as my parents. We also had a hearing with my current teachers and then my doctor diagnosed from there. All of them said the same thing: she can't sit still, has outbursts, takes too long to do in-class…

980 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on July 28, 2014

My Story: Jonny Weston

A couple of people with ADHD over the course of a few years had approached me and asked me how long I'd known about my ADHD for - they saw in me the same matching characteristics as they shared.

768 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 29, 2014