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Rick Green is an award-winning producer, director, writer and comedic performer who has made hundreds of innovative television, radio and stage shows including: “History Bites”, “The Red Green Show”, “Prisoners of Gravity” and “The Frantics”. Like many adults with ADD, Rick first suspected he might have it when one of his children was being diagnosed. Rick realized he scored higher on the tests than his child. This appealed to his competitive streak. For a long time, Rick managed his ADD in a, well, ADD kind of way—sporadically, when it reached a crisis. (God bless television deadlines!) He also unknowingly demonstrated most of the symptoms of ADHD through his disarmingly destructive character, “Bill”, on “The Red Green Show”. The more roles Rick took on—producer, director, actor, writer, teacher, father– the more he took on his ADD. And the more surprised he was at the amount of stigma, misinformation and vitriolic opinion masquerading as fact. Knowing the power that understanding makes in addressing ADHD, Rick created the one-hour documentary “ADD and Loving It?!”. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation honoured Rick with their 2009 Celebrity Transforming Lives Award for producing “ADD & Loving It?!”, and his nomination said, “… this will, in one hour, transform how this country views this disorder.” While it may seem odd for a comedian to be doing something quasi-educational, Rick actually has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics, which he barely earned in his three years at the University of Waterloo. (That didn’t stop the University from naming Rick one of their Top 50 Graduates Of The First 50 Years!) Rick’s first job was teaching at the Ontario Science Centre where he ran demonstrations, wrote and produced science-themed plays, developed exhibits and set his hand on fire with a 40-foot-long, 1000-Watt Laser. (Ever see a flame come out of your thumb?) Luckily, he stopped doing science demonstrations and found his calling here on Totally ADD.

Nominations

Lifetime Achievement

Rick Green is the creator of 'ADD & Loving It?!' an award winning documentary about ADHD. The doc has run on PBS and CBC among many other places. After creating the doc Rick was overwhelmed by the people saying 'please don't stop there'. He changed gears from a very successful TV career and started TotallyADD.com.  — David

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Facebook

Finalist

Hilarious Health Activist

First Annual Health Activist Awards

Finalist

Hilarious Health Activist

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook Best in Show: Blog
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