Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 2021

More than 60,000 people in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota are living with epilepsy.

Hear Our Stories

This year, we are bringing awareness to the individuals impacted by epilepsy, no matter the relationship. From someone who has epilepsy to a caregiver, we are encouraging our community to tell their stories. Check back every week to read new stories of individuals and their journey with epilepsy. [Click on the purple boxes to read the blog posts.]

"No one can do it alone, and though I feel guilty at times asking for help, it is important to remember that it’s not a failure." – Talia Keobounpheng, Parent

Take Action and Share

We have created images for Epilepsy Awareness Month to download and share on multiple platforms to raise awareness to epilepsy. #EpilepsyAwareness

Tips for images sizes and platforms:

  • 1080 x 1080: Instagram and Facebook Posts
  • 1080 x 1920: Instagram and Facebook Stories
  • 1200 x 1920: Facebook and Twitter Posts

Download the NEW Seizure Recognition & Response Infographic

Download and share the new infographic with your network so that more people know how to recognize and respond to a seizure!

Upcoming Events

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Teen Virtual Connect Group

This space is for teens with epilepsy to meet others who understand the journey they’re on. Join us to hang out, make new friends, and talk about growing up and living with epilepsy. For more information, contact Angela Bowles Edwards at abedwards@efmn.org or 651-368-6209. In order to ensure we can



Parent Virtual Connect Group

Meet other parents, grandparents, and caregivers who live day-to-day caring for a child with seizures and/or epilepsy. This is an opportunity to meet others, offer peer-to-peer support, share resources and experiences, and talk honestly about the triumphs and challenges of a child’s epilepsy journey. For more information, contact Amy Haugen



Adult Virtual Connect Group

Adults living with epilepsy come together to meet others, share the triumphs and challenges of living with seizures and connect with those who understand the epilepsy journey. For more information, contact Martin Hernandez at mhernandez@efmn.org or 507-287-2103. In order to ensure we can provide the best experience possible, we need

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Thank you to our sponsors!

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About MN Epilepsy Group:

Minnesota Epilepsy Group is a leading epilepsy care center.  Our mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive epilepsy care to patients throughout their lifetime. We provide the most advanced, and individualized care to our patients and families. Our highest quality patient-centered care is aimed to empower our patients to live their best lives.


About UCB:

At UCB, we come together every day laser-focused on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? We are a global biopharmaceutical company committed to innovation to improve the lives of people with neurological and immunological diseases, finding solutions to meet their unique needs.


Make A Difference

Every dollar of an Epilepsy Foundation donation brings the 60,000 people living with epilepsy in our community closer to realizing their full potential. Your gift directly funds the programs and services that provide information, resources, and support to the people we serve.

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