My daughter started struggling with her organization in grade 5. Her male teacher would call her lazy and intimidate her to try and get her to do homework. Her best friend turned on her in grade 7, and my daughter started to show signs of anxiety and was sick a lot. In grade 8, she couldn’t go to school in the last month and only dragged herself in to graduate. In the summer of grade 8, we paid $3,000 for the psychoeducational assessment, which showed ADHD-I and anxiety, along with gifted levels of English comprehension and writing. She had low math comprehension in certain areas. Her doctor prescribed Concerta, and she was given a dose at 6 a.m. to wake up. She had appetite loss and was only able to eat two hours after the drug wore off. Often 7 p.m. was her first meal of the day. She was able to attend school full-time without proper accommodations until February. At that point, she was exhausted and full of anxiety, and refused to take the medication. We experimented with different doses and tried a new drug, without any results. Currently, she is completely off medication and is not going to school. She is experiencing social and general anxiety. We moved from Toronto to an island in B.C. to give her the quiet nature setting she loves. She is happy but unable to attend school. We have sought help from the high school and youth mental services, but the latter has very long waiting lists.