The Sunflower Conversations

Don't judge me

July 25, 2021 Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
The Sunflower Conversations
Don't judge me
Chapters
The Sunflower Conversations
Don't judge me
Jul 25, 2021
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

Don't judge me
Kez Symcox is neurodiverse, and has comorbidities, including: autism spectrum disorder, Tourettes, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, an eating disorder, PTSD traits, chronic fatigue syndrome, functional neurological disorder, and is awaiting an ADHD assessment.

We chat to Kez and her mum, Benedicte, to find out what their normal is.  After many years of seeking medical advice and support what becomes clear is how mentally and physically demanding it is for Kez's parents.  There always seems to be a battle to get the correct diagnosis which has had it's own impacts on their mental health.

Now that Kez knows what her conditions are it has allowed her to find support and a sense of community through online groups. Looking ahead to the future Kez is passionate about raising awareness of minority issues.

In the words of Benedicte 'It will be okay'.

If you are experiencing problems discussed in this podcast contact your GP.


Organisations discussed in this podcast:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS)

Hosted by Paul Shriever and Chantal Boyle, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.

Want to share your story? email conversations@hiddendisabilitiesstore.com

Visit the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower website.

Show Notes

Don't judge me
Kez Symcox is neurodiverse, and has comorbidities, including: autism spectrum disorder, Tourettes, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, an eating disorder, PTSD traits, chronic fatigue syndrome, functional neurological disorder, and is awaiting an ADHD assessment.

We chat to Kez and her mum, Benedicte, to find out what their normal is.  After many years of seeking medical advice and support what becomes clear is how mentally and physically demanding it is for Kez's parents.  There always seems to be a battle to get the correct diagnosis which has had it's own impacts on their mental health.

Now that Kez knows what her conditions are it has allowed her to find support and a sense of community through online groups. Looking ahead to the future Kez is passionate about raising awareness of minority issues.

In the words of Benedicte 'It will be okay'.

If you are experiencing problems discussed in this podcast contact your GP.


Organisations discussed in this podcast:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS)

Hosted by Paul Shriever and Chantal Boyle, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.

Want to share your story? email conversations@hiddendisabilitiesstore.com

Visit the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower website.