Residents who are interested in learning more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are invited to attend a conference that is being held Thursday night in Murfreesboro.
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at TrustPoint Hospital, located at 1009 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
Jason Bour, a certified life coach who specializes in helping those with ADHD through New Beginnings Coaching Services, will speak about the disorder and delve into how it affects people of all ages during the conference.
“My presentation is geared toward parents, teachers, and even spouses,” Bour said during a recent interview. “Anyone who wants to learn about ADHD, might suspect they have it, or know someone effected by the disorder is welcome to attend.”
Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the event is designed to raise awareness about ADHD, as well as other related mental health issues and learning disorders.
“I believe in community outreach and helping people become more aware about ADHD,” said Bour, who is a member of the alliance. “So, I am excited about this opportunity and hope residents will attend.”
He said the conference will also give residents a chance to learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one of the largest mental health nonprofit organizations in the country.
The organization is dedicated to building better lives for Americans who suffer from mental illness and other disorders, he said.
The alliance, which residents can join for $35 a year, consists of mental health professionals like Bour, who has contributed his expertise for various ADHD education projects, and people who either have a disorder or known someone who does.
For more information about ADHD coaching and the conference, contact New Beginnings Coach Services at 615-534-2500.