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Aug
05
2021
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August 2021 Issue of Tourette Canada’s Page24 Magazine

Tourette Canada's August 2021 Edition of Page24 Magazine is here. And you're in for a treat. Tourette Canada’s August 2021 Page24 magazine draws ...

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Jul
20
2019
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Reach Out And Touch It – Haphemania – OCD

By: Melissa C. Water There is an aspect of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) where a person may feel an overwhelming need to reach out and tou...

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Mar
26
2019
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Mental Health vs Tourette Syndrome

Perhaps some of you will relate to the statement of my introduction. If you do, I would like to share the journey I have taken, because the simple ...

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Mar
08
2019
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Why should you Trek for Tourette?

The Trek for Tourette 2019 will be held across Canada on March 24th in most locations. This Trek is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness. We ge...

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Nov
02
2018
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Guest speaker at the opening of Hichki

I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker for Cold Lake’s (IFFA) India Film Festival of Alberta 2018 showing of the movie Hichki, which is an a...

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Jul
20
2018
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Tourette Syndrome Lingo – Facts

By Melissa C. Water Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition found to be passed on genetically in what we now know are two specific rare ge...

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Jun
14
2018
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I confess. I have Tourette

By Melissa C. Water Talking about Tourette syndrome shouldn’t have to feel like a confession. It’s nothing to apologize for, and nothing to feel...

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Feb
01
2018
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Differentiating Behaviours From Symptoms: And how the two may relate

By Melissa C. Water While tics are legitimate actions, are they behaviours? A behaviour is chosen, whether that choice was well reflected on ...

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Dec
18
2017
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The best things about Tourette Syndrome

By Melissa C. Water Considering that Tourette Syndrome is recognized as a disability, we may tend to think too much about the condition as a lim...

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Dec
11
2017
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The people beyond the noises

By Melissa C. Water A young woman in line at the cash register giggles into her boyfriend’s shoulder while referencing my noises. Most around us...

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Dec
04
2017
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Tics and OCD: Defining the difference

By Melissa C. Water A fine line can develop between Tourette Syndrome and OCD, and one condition can often be mistaken for the other. Both ...

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