Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease in the nation. In fact, 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Yet epilepsy remains misunderstood by the general public, discriminated against, and underfunded in research initiatives. Anyone can have epilepsy, and everyone should know about the prevalence, impact and seizure first aid.
That’s why November Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) is so important. It’s our chance to teach others what a seizure is, and is not. Let’s dare to imagine a community free of stigma, fear and discrimination against epilepsy. Throughout the month the EFEPA will work to educate individuals and communities throughout Eastern Pennsylvania about epilepsy through educational conferences, events, lighting up cities purple, social media, and reaching out to our 18 counties to declare November as Epilepsy Awareness Month