Parenting a child with ADHD can be overwhelming and isolating during the best of times. During the pandemic, it can lead to levels of parenting stress, burnout, and isolation that seem unmanageable. If the thought of coping with your child’s ADHD this winter fills you with dread, then it may be time to connect virtually with other parents of kids with ADHD – parents who will understand exactly what you are going through and can offer advice and an understanding ear.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more support groups available online than ever before. This includes virtual support groups moderated by professionals, parent training courses taught by coaches or therapists, and moderated social networking groups. Finding the group that is the right fit for your needs might take a little legwork, but the list of resources below will give you a jumpstart and should help make the process relatively quick and painless.
Virtual Support Groups
Facebook and other Social Networking Groups
Online ADHD parenting support groups are a fantastic resource, but they are not a substitute for professional mental health treatment. If you or your child are in need of mental health services, your child’s pediatrician or your primary care provider can be a great resource for referrals. If you are experiencing an immediate crisis, text the Crisis Line (text NAMI to 741-741) to be connected with a trained crisis counselor.
Mary Rooney, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. Dr Rooney is a researcher and clinician specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and co-occurring behavioral, anxiety, and mood disorders. A strong advocate for those with attention and behavior problems, Dr. Rooney is committed to developing and providing comprehensive, cutting edge treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and adolescent. Dr. Rooney's clinical interventions and research avenues emphasize working closely with parents and teachers to create supportive, structured home and school environments that enable children and adolescents to reach their full potential. In addition, Dr. Rooney serves as a consultant and ADHD expert to Huntington Learning Centers.
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