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May topic: Stress Reduction During COVID-19

Hey Everyone,

This has been a difficult time for many people, but people with ADHD may be particularly at risk right now. I want you to know that ADHD PEI is here for you if you need us.

First, we are still meeting weekly online through Zoom. If you are outside of Charlottetown and have thought of going to a meeting this might be a great opportunity.

Also, we are excited that this month we are publicly launching our Parents' Support Group! You can find the details about the first meeting further in the newsletter. 

The theme for this month is Stress Reduction. In this time of increased uncertainty, anxiety, and physical Isolation, lots of people are experiencing increased stress. One of the simplest things you can do to try and relax is taking 5 slow deep breaths. It has been helping me personally get through some of the most difficult parts of this experience.

Below are a couple of links to ways you can reduce chronic stress. Be kind to each other right now, and remember that together we can thrive not just survive. 

-Sandy Slade

Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY ADULT ADHD SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS are continuing online until further notice:
WHEN: Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm - 9:00pm Atlantic Time.
Meeting ID: 972 041 5025
Password: 8vNmaC

ADHD PARENTS' GROUP first online meeting:
WHEN: May 29th, 2020 at 7:00pm Atlantic Time
WHERE: Zoom, meeting ID 972 041 5025
(A link will be posted on our Facebook Page the day before the meeting).

If you haven't used Zoom you can check it out here. The first time you join a meeting you may be prompted to download some software, after that zoom will be able to launch from your computer when you click a meeting link

ADDing to your Toolbox

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stress and disruption for everyone, but for those of us with ADHD there are some particular reasons it may be difficult to cope. We've assembled a collection of external resources that we think may be helpful to you:

Stress Reduction:
16 Ways to Reduce Stress from Healthline:

7 Stress Reduction Techniques from Everyday Health:

Other useful links:

CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association COVID Resources):

CADDAC (Center for ADHD Awareness Canada):

CHADD (CHildren and Adults with ADD):

How to ADHD Video for parents during COVID: 
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Financial assistance for Islanders affected by COVID-19:
Provincial Resources:

Federal Resources: 

If you have other good resources that you've found please share them on our Facebook page!

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