If people told me 5 or 6 years ago that leading groups and being part of groups was going to be something I was doing I would have told them they were crazy. Like many people with ADHD social situations have always been challenging to me. I’m also an introvert by nature and prefer to be by myself a lot of the time.
Over the past couple of years I have slowly begun participating in groups and actually getting a lot from the groups. I have also been getting positive feedback from members of the groups I lead and manage at ADDClasses.com. Like myself it’s the people who were the most hesitant to join the groups that seem to get the most out of them.
Connecting with other people who have ADHD is so beneficial for people with ADHD. It’s estimated that about 5% of the population has ADHD so it’s no wonder many people with ADHD have trouble fitting in with the rest of the world. The good news is that the people with ADHD are getting together and sharing experiences and support.
If you are a person with ADHD and have not begun interacting with other people who have ADHD I strongly suggest you do so! If you aren’t quite ready to join an in person support group or attend a conference there are other options! You do not need to feel so alone anymore!
Sites like ADD Forums are a great place to find support and connect with others online. ADHD Coaching programs like the ADD Coaching Club, Adult ADD BootCamp and the ADD Book Club help people with ADHD learn better ways of living with ADHD while at the same time connecting with others who are in similar situations!
I know there are some people who think the Internet has caused society to become more isolated. When it comes to people with ADHD I think the opposite is true. The Internet has helped so many people with ADHD connect with others and not feel so alone. It also helps people with ADHD take the next step and find in person support too!
How has connecting with other people who have ADHD helped you?