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Episode 6

Published on:

15th Mar 2024

Living with Tourette Syndrome - One Man's Story

Meet Kristof Morrow, a 34-year-old Navy veteran, an award winning journalist/photographer author of literary work "The Second Sun," which already sold more than 13 hundred copies . “Second Sun,” went viral on TikTok in June and it is recommended reading in university classes studying literature.

Life gave no freebies to Kristof. Growing up, his parents viciously abused him daily.

In the Navy, at the age of 18, he showed symptoms of an affliction he would discover years later was a rare type of Tourette Syndrome (TS), a condition of the nervous system. TS causes people to have “tics”. Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people make repeatedly. This is his story of courage as he struggles with the negative emotional and social affects that Tourette’s can have on anyone.

Growing up, he was the third born but the first to graduate high school,

He taught himself to write while serving in the US Navy as a Corpsman, right after high school.

After the navy, Kristof became an EMT around the age of 23, then a 911 dispatcher at 26 before earning, by audition, a job at a newspaper. He was 27 years old and won awards from two Texas Press Associations for feature writing and photography.

I think neurodivergent people can relate to Kristof’s struggles. Inside he is a very intelligent person, but on the outside people might see only his Tourette's. Somehow, he navigates life.

This is his inspirational story.

Kristof Morrow 's Sites:

BOOK: The Second Sun

Official Webpage: https://www.kristofmorrow.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristofmorrow/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kristofmorrow

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OTR - Achieving Mental Health for Real
This podcast offers hope for people who suffer with Depression/Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Bi Polar, PTSD, Dyslexia and other mental health conditions. We have interviews with ordinary people that share their stories of recovery. We also have experts and coaches that offer techniques on how to achieve mental health for real. I think there is a lot of information, help and hope on the voyage home. Write me at overtherainbowbob@gmail.com Or follow on Twitter @Overtherain1bow https://twitter.com/overtherain1bow Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otrachievingmentalhealhfr /><

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Robert Adleman

I am a 64-year-old male with ADHD, OCD, severe depression, severe  anxiety, and dyslexia. I struggled for 40 years working in the high-pressured Information technology field. Even though it was good money, I didn't have much luck in the financial department.
In 1991, at the age of 33, was when the severe anxiety attack occurred, and the support system was not there to handle it. So, I checked myself in to a mental hospital in Piscataway, NJ. That started my long road to recovery. After the attack, I was severely depressed and anxious for 6 months. This experience is detailed in episode four "Beating Severe Anxiety/Depression".