Epilepsy Awareness Month

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

Discover Stories of Life #AndEpilepsy

This month, EFMN is encouraging individuals to share their experiences and their #AndEpilepsy stories. This is an opportunity for individuals to connect with others and their experiences living with epilepsy. Our #AndEpilepsy campaign tells stories of life and epilepsy. Find resources and stories under each topic below.

Independence and Epilepsy

Finding independence when living with a seizure disorder can have its challenges but building independence into your life is possible. 

We provide services and resources to help you strive for independence. Building autonomy and independence in big and small ways can positively affect your wellbeing and overall happiness. 

Teens and Epilepsy

Life does not stop for someone living with a seizure disorder. For young people – they are still athletes, still in school, still building and exploring who they might one day become. 

We work with individuals and families to provide one-on-one support and access to resources for every young person and their family on their journey with epilepsy. 

Raising a Family and Epilepsy

Life is full of challenges and difficult questions, and for people living with epilepsy or a seizure disorder, there are often additional considerations that may add to the confusion.

Check out this curated list of articles on the unique considerations for women living with epilepsy and join our virtual connect group for parents with epilepsy to connect with other families on a similar journey. 

Aging and Epilepsy

Seniors are the most rapidly growing population group living with epilepsy. About 3 million U.S. adults ages 18 or older have active epilepsy. Nearly 1 million of those adults are ages 55 or older. It can be difficult to manage epilepsy alone in combination with other chronic health conditions, but with the right knowledge, resources, and support, the journey can be manageable.

We’d love to hear your story!

Share your story on social media, tag us, and use hashtag #AndEpilepsy.

"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

Give to the Max Day is November 16th

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Open Gym Family Connect

This group gives kids a safe environment to play with their peers and 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 with any questions.  Registrant will receive a confirmation email from rsvp@efmn.org. 



Virtual Day at the Capitol

Join us for Day at the Capitol and make your voice heard. Register today!



Young Adult Virtual Connect Group

A space for young adults with epilepsy to meet others and talk about life updates, challenges, and successes with others who understand the epilepsy journey. This is a young adult-led group looking to create peer-to-peer support and connection. For more information, please contact Lisa Peterson at lisa.peterson@efmn.org or 218-624-1330

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