Simone Biles has ADHD. Yes, four-time Olympic gold medalist tested positive for drugs, as a vicious band of cyber-bullies recently informed the public. Yet with her privacy violated, how does she react? She tweeted back for all the world to hear that she has ADHD, and she’s been on medication since she was a kid. “Having ADHD, and taking medicine for it is nothing to be ashamed of nothing that I’m afraid to let people know.” Check out the news clip for yourself!
ADHD is a real condition, usually diagnosed in childhood, but one that continues to plague adults in their everyday lives, affecting time management, organizational skills, goal setting, holding down a job, and personal relationships. Some choose to medicate; others may opt for behavioral therapy. No matter the treatment option, ADHD exists; it’s a reality for countless individuals, children and adults.
Simone did a heroic thing by standing up for herself and coming clean on her condition. Thank you, Simone, for removing the stigma from ADHD. You deserve another gold medal!