Our Stories

Our Stories 


The power of ADHD Action to affect change lies in our stories - both from personal experience and watching family members struggle with lack of awareness, misdiagnoses, long waiting times or no provision at all, and lack of support and understanding from schools, employers, family, public sector providers.

This isn't acceptable. 

We can change this, with your help. Send your patient stories to michelle.beckett@adhdaction.org, or email  for guidance. They can be a couple of sentences long to about 1200, and can have a positive happy ending, after you finally got the support you or your family needed. 

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Jannine's Story

Adult ADHD
"At 18, I was homeless. I slept rough in Luton. I remember my feet being so cold and wet that I walked into BHS, took mine off, put a new pair on and left without paying."

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Jeff's Story

Adult ADHD
"I’ve been to GPs dozens of times both exhibiting and describing the core symptoms of ADHD: racing mind, inability to relax, fidgeting, feeling overwhelmed, terrible sleep quality, anxiety, and treatment resistant depression. "

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Sarah's Story

As an ADHD counsellor and patient, Sarah shares how the system is broken:
"The situation in our schools and also our prisons regarding ADHD cannot be allowed to go on."
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John's Story

"I had told her to do one, frankly. ADHD was a tag for bratty kids, poorly parented, and was an excuse for the pharma companies to make a few more bob, in my view. The more I read, though, the more it started to make sense."

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Lily's Story

"I think what's lacking for ADHD is understanding, acceptance & empathy. The headteacher of a primary school told me that my son's problems are down to bad parenting. Apparently I've not raised him right."

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Michelle's Story

"I want to fight for this with all that I am to stop others from getting to the very edge as I did. Please join me. We CAN do this if we pull together."

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