thesuperhobbit asked: My best friend (actually, she's more like a sister) has TS. Is there anything I can do to help during ticcing fits? Or with tics in general? (I know I can't stop them & that if she suppresses them, it just leads to a tic symphony later; I mean like are there any specific ways to show emotional/moral support?
I think it’s awesome that you care enough to make this effort! The best thing you can do is be as supportive as possible, i.e. never mock her tics (even if you may think it’s harmless), help her with coping mechanisms such as talking her down from an anxious episode or bringing her her favourite food when she’s upset, stand up for her when other people are being assholes, and make her feel like she can tic around you without you even batting an eyelash (this especially includes vocal tics). During a tic fit, you can do things like talking her through it, getting her away from dangerous things, bringing her water/food afterwards, etc… And look through this blog a bit! There have been other posts referencing this kind of thing. :]