Despite significant advancement in the treatment and understanding of ADHD in the medical community, among the general public ADHD still brings to mind a little boy who can’t sit still and won’t behave. Unfortunately, this dated stereotype leaves out adults and children with ADHD whose struggles are not easily seen. This project fights this stereotype by allowing those with ADHD to share their stories and build a community of advocates. When you are living in a society built for the neurotypical brain, you can feel as if you’re terribly alone and no one is as strange or weird as you. But guess what? You aren’t alone and we hope, once you get to know us, you’ll learn that weird is good. 

The official mission of the Flex Your ADHD community project is to normalize discussions about mental health–specifically about ADHD–and to help adults learn how to manage their lives better.  We will accomplish this using two online platforms:

  • The website, which encourages members to share their stories about ADHD-related topics in whatever unique ways they like. 
  • The FlexYourADHD Slack community, connecting ADHDers across the globe so we can help each other make the most of our wonderful and (sometimes) frustrating ADHD minds. 

Our slack members will guide us and inspire content creation and ideation for the website commenting and responding to polls about insights to share with the world. Because we are a collective of independent ADHD content creators, you will hear many voices represented on this site. Our community has full editorial control. Right now our community is small, but as we grow, with your help, we’ll fulfill the mission to represent all faces of ADHD. Let’s help enlighten the rest of the world and help them to understand the ADHD experience!

Below are our guiding mission statements.

  • Community
    • This site aims to help adults who have ADHD understand they aren’t alone.
    • We will create a safe space for our community to share and learn from each other.
  • Education and Information
    • We will help normalize discussions about Mental Health.
    • We will create awareness about when symptoms aren’t ADHD alone and increase awareness of the risk of addiction.
    • We will share wisdom, tips, tricks, hacks, and education about ADHD. 
    • We will call attention to the ways in which society was designed for a typical brain.
  • Support 
    • We will celebrate our unique brains – highlighting ADHDers success in life.
    • And, just in general, we’ll become a community resource helping each other.