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Nerris Nassiri

Nerris is a writer, host, and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Living with ADHD, anxiety and mild depression, he is an advocate for overcoming the stigma of mental illness and spreading empathy.

Overview

Living With Condition
25 Years
Published
16 Articles
Location
Los Angeles

Nerris has produced over 50 films and videos about mental illness for The Mighty, which have been seen by over 100,000,000 people online. 

You can follow his amusingly paradoxical journey of having ADHD and depression at instagram.com/aputure_nerris and see his creative work at nerrisnassiri.com.

History with the condition

I had insomnia from the age of 2. In high school I learned seven instruments because I couldn't stay focused on one. In college I changed my major 28 times.

Finally at age 23 I began seeing a therapist for some anxiety and mild depression issues, and got a bonus diagnosis of ADHD after explaining my strange relationship with caffeine. Now that I know I have ADHD, I've been enjoying a yearlong retrospective on my life and understanding why and how my brain draws so many strange conclusions & calculations. It's been a blast.

Published Articles

My Hacks to Tackle 4 ADHD Challenges
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My Hacks to Tackle 4 ADHD Challenges

My Meditation Tips for People with ADHD
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My Meditation Tips for People with ADHD

7 Exercise Tips for ADHD
4 mins
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7 Exercise Tips for ADHD

ADHD Resolutions: Making It Past the Mid-Year Slump
5 mins
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ADHD Resolutions: Making It Past the Mid-Year Slump

9 ADHD Myths I Believed – Before I was Diagnosed
5 mins
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9 ADHD Myths I Believed – Before I was Diagnosed

Being Latino with ADHD: A Personal Overview
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Being Latino with ADHD: A Personal Overview

6 Productivity Hacks for ADHD
4 mins
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6 Productivity Hacks for ADHD

My Money Management Tips for People With ADHD
7 mins
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My Money Management Tips for People With ADHD

8 Things I Wish People Knew About ADHD
3 mins
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8 Things I Wish People Knew About ADHD

How I’ve Wrestled with ADHD and Anxiety
4 mins
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How I’ve Wrestled with ADHD and Anxiety

Movie and TV Characters That Give Life to My ADHD Symptoms
6 mins
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Movie and TV Characters That Give Life to My ADHD Symptoms

Favorite Holiday Gifts for People with ADHD
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Favorite Holiday Gifts for People with ADHD

How I (Finally) Chose My College Major
5 mins
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How I (Finally) Chose My College Major

Study Hacks That Worked for my ADHD
6 mins
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Study Hacks That Worked for my ADHD

What My Depression Feels Like
5 mins
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What My Depression Feels Like

What I Know Now: Reflecting on Childhood, Post-ADHD Diagnosis
6 mins
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What I Know Now: Reflecting on Childhood, Post-ADHD Diagnosis

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