The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our daily lives in all domains, including socially, medically, educationally, and economically. Children and adults living with tic disorders can be particularly affected by the stigma and symptoms of COVID-19 due to common tics such as coughing or sniffing. Particularly, during these challenging times, symptoms of Tourette Syndrome or the co-occurring disorders can increase.
With all of the uncertainty of the COVID-19, it is important to have resources and support to get through this trying time. Many national organizations have come together to assist those struggling with this stressful time.
Tourette Association of America Resources
Up-to-date COVID-19 resources
Updated “I have TS” card that specifies concerns related to COVID-19. Free to Print
Reach out to the national TAA for support during this time.
The TAA hosts two webinars to help medical professionals and families during the COVID-19. Dealing with TS and Mental Health Amid the Coronoavirus Spread: March 26th, 3pm EST Doing it Right or Doing it Wrong: April 2, 4pm EST
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Resources
Up-to-date information regarding OCD and COVID-19
Helping children understand and express concerns around COVID-19
UF Health Resources
Stay up-to-date with resources and education on managing anxiety during this crisis
Learn strategies to decrease your tendency to touch your face by using some cognitive behavioral strategies.
Usually a subscription service, calm.com has opened up many of their relaxation programs during the COVID-19 crisis.
A short books designed to support and reassure children during the COVID-19 crisis.