Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 2022

More than 55,000 people in Minnesota are living with epilepsy.

Hear Our Stories

This year we are taking the time to shine the spotlight on our Regional Outreach Managers who live out our mission every day, connecting individuals and families to real resources in our communities, ensuring no one journeys with epilepsy alone. Check back every week to read new stories of our Regional Outreach Managers. [Click on the images to read the blog posts.]

We’d love to hear your story!

Share your story on social media and tag us or submit your story below for a chance to be featured on our social media or a blog post.

"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 of epilepsy. #HealthEquity #EpilepsyAwareness

Tips for images sizes and platforms:

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

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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Mall of America Shining Star Event

The annual Shining Stars event at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America is returning this year on Saturday, September 23. Families from across the state are invited to come and meet others who have a child with epilepsy/seizures. There is scheduled time to connect with other youth, teens, and



EFMN with Ellis and Friends Family Connect

This group gives kids a safe environment to play with their peers and their siblings while parents share experiences with each other in regards to epilepsy. Please contact Lisa Necastro at lisa.necastro@efmn.org or 651-287-2358 for any questions.



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, please contact Lisa Peterson at lisa.peterson@efmn.org or 218-624-1330

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Thank you to our sponsors!

About Mayo Clinic:

Mayo Clinic’s world-renowned epilepsy teams include neurologists, neurosurgeons, imaging specialists (radiologists), mental health specialists (neuropsychologists) and other professionals who work together to provide exactly the care that you, your child or your family need.


About Cerebral Therapeutics:

Cerebral Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative therapies for refractory neurological diseases. Founded by experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurosurgery and drug delivery, Cerebral Therapeutics is pioneering intracerebroventricular (ICV) therapies for people with neurological diseases. Our investigational drug therapies and companion biomarker strategies are enabled by the Company’s proprietary technology, ICVRx™.


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