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Hi everyone. I'm Mike, the chief editor at Let's Talk ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADHD and had mild dyslexia in my thirties. In the past, information and technology were not as advanced as today, and society's understanding of ADHD was limited. No one around me knew I had ADHD, and my reading speed has been slow since childhood. I thought my classmates were the same as me, and my exam results were poor in primary school. However, in my later primary years, my mind suddenly opened up, and my academic performance improved dramatically after finding suitable study methods.


Due to my diligence in learning in secondary school, I got high scores in school exams, participated in numerous inter-school competitions and extracurricular activities, and was well-liked by teachers. However, I disappointed them when they thought I would achieve good results in public exams. Since then, I have been less confident, believing I would fail in everything I do.


I love learning and am curious about community and the world, which led me to choose my career in media. After graduation, I became a financial journalist. Although passionate about my job, I often felt sick and unaware of the impact of my ADHD symptoms, such as forgetfulness, missing or misreading information, and difficulty organizing news content. My superiors didn't like me, and at that time, I suffered from depression and anxiety for nearly a decade, which also affected my interpersonal relationships. In this vicious cycle, my mental illness worsened. When exhausted, I decided to study "Christian Counseling" at a seminary, learning biblical and psychological knowledge and embarked on a journey of helping others and myself.


Subsequently, although my mental illness improved, I faced many challenges and difficulties at work, constantly feeling less skilled than others. In 2017, while searching for information online at home, I suspected I might have ADHD and dyslexia, so I consulted a doctor. After the diagnosis, I felt relieved, solved the mystery of the past, and underwent medication and cognitive-behavioural therapy, which improved my mental health, focus, emotional control, and work performance, earning praise and recognition from my superiors and colleagues.


I began thinking about contributing to the community through my illness and experiences. Fortunately, I met Amanda during that time, who was touched by her determination to "do something" for ADHDers. I am responsible for content and information about ADHD in Let's Talk ADHD, which Amanda established. It promotes social inclusion, hoping to help and support ADHDers through texts and videos. In conclusion, I encourage friends who suspect or have been diagnosed with ADHD: even if you feel lost in the past or present, "everyone has their purpose." Believe in yourself; you can live a better life because you deserve better!





Chief Editor, Let's Talk ADHD

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