“The Kingston’s ADHD parent support group has been a great resource for many parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. Denise and her volunteer team have made it easy for parents to gather accurate and evidence-based information about treatment and accommodations, helped parents to navigate the varied systems of care in our community, and simply provided a caring and compassionate space for parents and children. I have recommended many of the families with children who I have assessed to connect with this invaluable resource in our community!”
Dr. Susan Buchanan, Ph.D.,C.Psych.Psychologist- Kingston Ontario ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
“Kingston’s ADHD Parent Support Group is truly a ‘grass roots’ organization. Led by passionate, committed individuals, this small group continually makes a big difference in people’s lives, and in so doing positively influences the community. They provide support and education for parents of kids diagnosed with ADHD. The group also advocates for a wider level of awareness around mental health issues for children and youth. The yearly “walk for children’s mental health’ has been very well received by the community. With guest speakers, and the overall media coverage it has garnered, the ‘walk’ has helped to show Kingstonians that there are places to turn for mental health matters relating to young people, and that we are a community that is caring and supportive of kids and families experiencing these issues.
Peter Cory, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
“Positive mental health support is critical in the promotion and development of healthy minds and attitude. Members of the Kingston ADHD Parent Support Group are actively engaged in supporting one another through shared experiences in raising their children.
The Canadian Mental Health Association partners with the Kingston ADHD Parent Support Group to provide workshops and participate in community events. Education, prevention and intervention are key to reducing the stigma associated with ADHD and related mental health issues.”
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kingston Branch Brenda Miller, Executive Director Sandy Vincent, BSW, Volunteer & Program Facilitator
I have had the pleasure of knowing Denise for over 15 years, and in this time I have seen her commitment and passion motivate others to incite change. Her infectious enthusiasm has led to a variety of events that have benefited many young people to think beyond themselves. It is wonderful to see her focusing on children’s mental health, and I look forward to seeing her help families and build community awareness for this important cause.
Rick Kramer MicroAge Kingston www.microagekingston.ca