With the world hyper-focused on Covid-19, many find themselves consumed with worry about the safety of our health care workers and loved ones, the food supply, financial stability, the plight of the homeless, and society as a whole.
As most of us shelter in place, stress levels can rise with kids at home while education grinds to a halt. Children turn to us for answers, but we lack a single voice for trustworthy answers and advice shifts almost daily.
Feelings of depression and anxiety can seem just a breath away.
Some with obsessive compulsive tendencies may thrive with current germ-evasion guidelines, or they may be distressed by the prospect of a virus that could be anywhere.
To complicate matters, while our lives are being turned upside down, we still have to deal with most of the same issues we had before all this started! Those issues may include coping with Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic conditions.
Priorities have changed for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you have to downplay the role of tics if they are negatively impacting your life or someone in your family.
In fact, this could be the perfect time to put a focus on tics.