A Monkey from another Circus – The youth perspective.

These posts have been kindly offered to us from a guest blogger. The guest blogger is a very clever, very mature young teen (yes I am fearing for my job!).

These posts come with a disclaimer that they are the raw workings of an amateur writer, any opinions expressed or language used is solely that of the writer and does not represent The Circus.

Sit back and enjoy.

24th August 2018.


Why is it so important to me to raise awareness of ADHD?

The reasons why I have decided to raise awareness are:

1. Someone in my family at home has ADHD and I have a wide range of knowledge about how tricky some things can seem to them and what it’s like for them in their daily life.

2. Having more people understand ADHD will help those who have ADHD by people realising what it’s like for them and then people can help them.

3. Compared to the great number of people in the UK alone who have ADHD, not many people at all know about it or how to help those who struggle with it.

4. Chances are very, very high that at some point in your life, you will meet, go to school with or work with someone who has ADHD. It’s important that you understand them and how they think, rather than offending them and just thinking that they are peculiar and completely different which they are absolutely not!

5. Raising awareness is also important because if someone recognises these symptoms in someone they know, they could tell them or their parent and they could get the help that they may need.

The 6 reasons above are just a few reasons why it’s important, amongst many, many others.

If you haven’t ever heard of ADHD or ADD as it is also known, it is an abbreviation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and it is a mental disorder of the brain in the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that controls attention, emotional response, behaviour and judgement.

Unfortunately, ADHD is a so far incurable mental illness that impacts a person’s daily life.

ADHD and other mental disabilities are generally seen as just that – a disability – but they aren’t always a negative thing.

We need the fraction of the people in the world with these amazing and outrageous ideas to make society the best it can be.

Those ideas and thoughts you think may be crazy and unrealistic might actually blossom into something that could change the way we live our lives.

The beautiful murals and paintings you can see dotted across the globe could have formed from the mind of a non-neurotypical person who imagined the bright colours merging together to form a masterpiece.

Take the famous Vincent van Gogh for an example. He had a mental disability but did that stop him?

And mental disabilities don’t stop at artists; authors, poets, scientists alike can have the brilliant minds that dare to imagine their most opportune pathways.

Scientists theorising the formerly believed to be impossible and proving it with an astonishing flourish, authors and poets speaking their mind with the most incredible vocabulary, enhanced by their unique minds.

Now can you try to imagine what a dull and frankly boring planet we would live on without mental disabilities?

A Monkey From Another Circus x