When I was in 2nd grade, I started to show signs of tics. I would make noises and blink my eyes.
In 6th grade, I was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome.
I'd like to say that my life has been a challenge that I was able to overcome.
I was depressed for a while, some of you may know that. I'm a little better, but not a lot. My Tourette's is a big factor in my depression, although I try not to think about it. I've been bullied for years for my Tourettes, and I will remain bullied for it. Just douche bags. This isn't about me though. My cousin Zach is in second grade, he already has ADD, ADHD, or something else. He's already had to take medicine that made him like a zombie. He used to be really happy, but then while he was on the medicine he would just cry all the time. He's got a lot of problems.
He's been showing signs of tics. So, my parents brought me over to his house so I could talk to him. He's been getting made fun of for it, and it's really rough for him.
I'm not a doctor, but by his description of how these tics are, it really does sound like he has Tourette's. There's no way an 8 year old could make up something like that and it be that close to how I normally feel.
I just don't know what to tell him. I can't tell him it'll all be better, not when I don't even think that. It just.. I don't know.