It's Epilepsy Awareness Month!

Follow along as we raise awareness of epilepsy and fight stigma.

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Our Guiding Philosophy:


Seizure trainings for your school, workplace, and community at no cost.


No one should face epilepsy alone; meet people who understand what you’re going through.


Take back control with access to the information and advice you need.

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Help When You Need It

No one should face epilepsy alone. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with epilepsy for years, we’re here to support you.

Upcoming Events

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Buena Vista Ski Outing

Individuals and family members of all ages impacted by epilepsy are invited to join EFMN for a Winter Fun Event. Try your skills at skiing, snowboarding, or stay cozy playing board games in the lodge! This event is free for individuals living with epilepsy and $5 for individual guests or



Grand Rapids Winter Crafts and Fun Event

Individuals and family members of all ages impacted by epilepsy are invited to join EFMN for a Winter Fun Event with crafts and activities . You’re welcome to bring a store bought potluck item. Contact Lisa Peterson at or 218-624-1330 with questions.



Marshall Coffee and Connect

Come together with individuals and families of all ages impacted by epilepsy for conversation over coffee or cocoa and meet the new Southern MN Regional Outreach Manager, Jessica Rodning! Children’s coloring pages will be available. All are welcome! Please contact Lisa Necastro with any questions at or 651-287-2358

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Dive in Deeper

We offer a wide variety of programs and services for youth and adults across our service region.

Thriving with Epilepsy

An Essential Vitamin for Women of Childbearing Age: The Folate/Folic Acid Story

By: Dr. Patricia Penovich, EFMN Professional Advisory Board Chair This story is for all women who have the potential to conceive and bear a child, whether she has epilepsy or not. The special emphasis for women with epilepsy is because these young women are usually taking anti-seizure medications (ASMs) to aid

Sleep and Seizures

By Kathleen Rieke, MD – CentraCare, Member of Professional Advisory Board at EFMN Sleep is an essential activity that supports healthy brain functioning and allows one to maintain physical health. During sleep, the electrical and hormonal activity in the brain change. These changes reduce stress, improve concentration, help regulate mood,

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Ways You Can Help

Your gift helps us educate, connect, and empower those with epilepsy and their families.