Talk About It!

J.J. Abrams on TalkAbout It!

Watch a special epilepsy awareness message from J.J. Abrams, an advocate for epilepsy awareness and best friend of TalkAboutIt.org founder Greg Grunberg. Abrams is the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek (2009). He also produced the TV series ALIAS, Lost, Felicity, Person of Interest, and Westworld.

About TalkAboutIt.org

TalkAboutIt.org was created by actor Greg Grunberg in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation. On the site, celebrities of television, film, and music come together with top epilepsy and seizure experts to help end misperceptions and misunderstandings about epilepsy.

The site has three key goals:

  1. Help people with epilepsy (and their caregivers) better understand their condition and learn how to talk about it with their family, friends, and health care team.
  2. Raise overall awareness about epilepsy and seizures. Help eliminate public stigma around epilepsy that has caused misunderstanding, has created fear, and has diverted attention and funds away from finding new therapies and cures.
  3. Help unify the epilepsy community, including people with epilepsy, caregivers, and the public, private and government sectors to drive increased attention to epilepsy and to enhance services and support for people who live with seizures. 

Learn more about TalkAboutIt.org.

About Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg, whose oldest son lives with epilepsy, is a vigorous advocate for awareness on the national stage and in the Los Angeles area. Grunberg serves as a key spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation. He created TalkAboutIt.org, has been chair of the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C., and is co-host of the Epilepsy Foundation's "Talk About Epilepsy Netathon Presented by Sunovion" in Los Angeles. Grunberg is best known for starring roles on the television series FELICITY, ALIAS, and HEROES. He most recently appeared in HEROES REBORN and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Watch Full-length Expert Interviews

SUDEP

Orrin Devinsky MD talks about SUDEP.

Employment

Sandy Finucane talks about employment.

New Epilepsy Therapies

Jacqueline French MD talks about new therapies research, funding, and clinical trials.

Evolution of the Treatment of Epilepsy

Barry Gidal PharmD talks about the evolution of the treatment of epilepsy.

Parenting

Wendy Miller PhD, RN, talks about parenting while living with epilepsy.

Triggers

Michael Privitera MD talks about triggers of seizures.

The Importance of Epilepsy Research

Steve Schachter MD talks about epilepsy research.

Wellness

Patty Shafer RN, MN, talks about wellness and managing your epilepsy.

What Epilepsy Is and More

Joe Sirven MD talks about what epilepsy is, the biggest myths surrounding it, who gets epilepsy, and what are the different seizure types.

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