Mental health resources and support are unavailable, inaccessible, and unaffordable in low-
income and rural communities. This study highlights the current mental health resources and
support for school-aged children (4 to 17) with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. This research study uses a mixed-methods design along
with an online survey, demographics, a knowledge-based approach, and quantitative and
qualitative measures, which included multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Study
participation was anonymous, and it brought awareness about community resources. The
findings support creative therapies (art therapy, music therapy, and more) in low-income and
rural communities for school-aged children with ADHD. The themes include mental health
support and resources, parent education about mental health, and creative therapies for ADHD.
The limitations include the COVID-19 pandemic, a diversity of participants, and a lack of
research instruments. Additional recommendations included developing school-based art therapy
programs to support children with ADHD due to their effect in stimulating multiple senses,
promoting self-expression, and improving academic performance.