Karen Ryan

Patient Leader

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis that sends a parent into a tailspin when they find out that one of their own is struggling with it. There are numerous studies dedicated to investigating its cause and it is one of the top ten most studied disorders. Many, or most, will agree that parenting is not easy – especially parenting a child or youth struggling with ADHD or mental health challenges. As both a professional (and a mother with "that kid", Karen works relentlessly with children and youth, wrote the book "ADHD is Not a Four Letter Word" and started "everyday ADDvice" magazine in an attempt to shatter the stigma associated with ADHD and mental health.


Vancouver, 02

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero Advocating for Another

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Advocating for Another

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Advocating For Another
Karen Ryan

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