#ShareMySeizure

This is our new National Epilepsy Awareness Month public service announcement.

Wendy says:

“I have epilepsy. And I’d like to share my seizure with you.”

I want you to see it so you won’t be afraid.

“When you have epilepsy, you ask yourself, ‘Will the seizure happen now? Who will see? Am I still me?’"

Wendy asks you:

Would you know how to help me when it happens?

These pages provide answers about how you can help. Visit them, learn, then share them with others.

Do you know there are different seizures and they look very different?

Many different things can occur during a seizure. Whatever the brain and body can do normally can also occur during a seizure. Learn about the different types of seizures and epilepsy syndromes on the pages below. Then share the pages with others to help them understand the spectrum of epilepsy.

Could you have epilepsy and not know it?

Approximately 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Epilepsy strikes regardless of age, gender, or race. Help others understand the facts about epilepsy and seizures by sharing these pages.

Join the Conversation!

Help spread awareness about epilepsy and seizures.

  • Follow the hashtag #ShareMySeizure and share, retweet, and comment on social media.
  • Post your own #ShareMySeizure video on social media.
  • Share the pages linked above with your friends and followers.
  • Talk about epilepsy and seizures with your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and community.

 

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative grant agreement number 1U58DP0026256-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC. The views and information provided in this guide are solely those of the Epilepsy Foundation and should in no way be deemed as substitution for medical advice.

“I want to share my seizure to help people understand there are many different kinds of epilepsy.”

Sarah had a seizure on live TV and was hurt by some friends' and colleagues' reactions. But she didn’t let them keep her from fighting for other people living with epilepsy and their families. She is now sharing her seizure to promote first aid and challenge misconceptions towards people with epilepsy.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month

#ShareMySeizure was launched November 2016 during National Epilepsy Awareness Month! Find out about other NEAM-related campaigns and learn how you can get involved. 

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