Unpacking an ADHD diagnosis during deep grief
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Digesting a late-in-life ADHD diagnosis can feel overwhelming and sad, yet this week's guest was also processing grief after losing her husband.
Today's guest is Stacey Heale, a freelance writer, soon-to-be author, academic and curator who explores the topic of grief and how we deal with it. Stacey had a late-stage ADHD diagnosis at 42, just after her husband died, and was in deep grief.
During this week's conversation, Stacey and Kate talk about:
- Stacey's story about losing her late husband to bowel cancer
- Dealing with grief
- Stacey's ADHD realisation whilst deep in grief
- Stacey's ADHD diagnosis process
- Unpacking life after an ADHD diagnosis while grieving
- Putting the pieces together post-diagnosis
- The reality of marriage and the loss of a partner
- Dealing all the admin post-death with ADHD
- Stacey's new book - all that we don't talk about
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