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Mental health is something that has fortunately become less and less taboo, especially among blacks.
In the case of R&B sensation SZA, her voice when it comes to battling ADHD in adults has made her not only a heroine in the eyes of many, but also empowered those who struggle. with illness the strength to express oneself.
the Ctrl The singer took to Twitter yesterday (see above) to discuss her latest feelings about ADHD in adults, writing to her 5.6 million followers: GADDAMN. I am ready to type OUT. [sic]
This was not the first time SZA has spoken about his personal issues with the disease, writing almost a year ago to the day: “Unmedicated adult ADHD is actually terrifying… much deeper than procrastination. I really don’t remember what I’m supposed to do.
Earlier that summer, she expressed the same feelings by simply tweeting, “Adhd sucks. All I have to say about this.
For those who want a better understanding, the term means “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” and is described as a mental health problem which, as the name suggests, causes difficulty in maintaining attention. While the idea of not being able to just pay attention seems light on paper, it is actually a very serious illness that can lead to unstable relationships, poor job performance, low self-esteem. and impulsive behavior among other disabilities. While it is believed that 4% to 5% of all adults in America suffer from it, there is also the fact that ADHD is a highly undiagnosed disease and that many more suffer from it than the numbers suggest. .
Just seeing SZA talking about it publicly, others also felt confident to speak out about their own stories of ADHD in adults, even giving advice on how they learned to cope.
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We commend Solána for not being afraid to be transparent about her sanity, and we pray that she and the others who are going through her can find ways to make the struggle a little easier to handle.
Take a look below at the conversation that was sparked on social media by SZA’s opening up to talking about managing ADHD in adults:
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1. Perhaps now that SZA has shed some light on this, you can all be more understanding for those around you with ADHD. We are not just “distracted”
via @ Moomoonc96
2. Please continue to use your platform to help educate and advocate for ADHD. We (the black community) are in desperate need of awareness, diagnosis and treatment.
3. Until about 27 years old, I had anger and then it turned to sadness. Like crying during sad commercials. Treating my ADHD was the only thing that worked in 10 years. It’s me though. Whether it’s holistic, pharmaceutical, a combination of the two or something else. Be true to yourself.
4. ADHD medications can be very intense and can have side effects just as intense. my resting heart rate was around 150 bpm and I couldn’t even think of food without throwing up… it’s only up to the patient to decide whether to go through something like this… it can be traumatic asf
via @ ColletteWinter0
5. I know a guy who not only has ADHD but has been treating it for 25 years and totally understands how difficult it is. (it’s me.)
6. The way I almost quit college because of my ADHD without medication. Even the mere knowledge that you have of it is so powerful; before I was diagnosed, I felt I was simply incapable of being “adult” in the way everyone around me could.
7. Big Adhd sucks for Sza
8. THIS! and half the time idk if it’s because i have ADHD or i’m depressed the smallest tasks are so hard !!!!
9.this book has really helped me change my perspective on my ADHD, hope it helps you and others
10. Sza just admitted having ADHD I literally thought I was the only woman here with this. I was feeling alone