At Sunrise, we either start or finish each class period with a mindfulness activity. This activity [...]
We all experience lapses in self control. For a teenager who is struggling with other emotional issues, however, even a small lapseâ€”whether in the form of procrastinating, eating something not on the diet, or engaging in a compulsive behaviorâ€”can create a sense of defeat, adding to her feelings of depression and worthlessness.
Undiagnosed, the difficulty completing tasks, focusing, and staying organized can lead a young woman to feel confused, frustrated, depressed, and "dumb." However, when properly diagnosed ADHD can be effectively addressed through coaching, instruction, counseling, accommodations, diet, and sometimes medication. It can be an enormous relief for a young woman to realize that there is an explanation for her longstanding social, emotional, and learning difficultiesâ€”an explanation that can be effectively treated.