2018 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference

Watch Community Day of the 2018 Edition of the Epilepsy Foundation Conference, Live from San Francisco on Saturday, February 24

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In this video, TalkAboutIt.org co-founder Greg Grunberg interviews families about how they overcame challenges and helped support each other when epilepsy is part of their lives.

It's okay to feel nervous about telling other people about your epilepsy. You might be worried that they'll start treating you differently or that they won't handle it well. But chances are, they will surprise you and, you never know – you might discover that they have epilepsy too!

Remember, you don't have to tell everyone as soon as you're diagnosed. You might want to wait a few weeks or months until you've had time to think about what epilepsy means to you and learn more about it.

Friends

Talk About It Poster
 

Check out this poster that might help you talk about epilepsy with your friends.

Download the poster here:

Check out the videos at talkaboutit.org/kids with actor Greg Grunbuerg and his celebrity friends, like Kristen Bell, Milo Ventimiglia, Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto. They are talking about epilepsy, first aid, bullying, and more. Share the videos with your friends to help them understand.

Find more help for talking with friends and family here.

School

Did you know that some students with complex partial seizures have received detention or been suspended for having seizures in class? Their teachers didn’t know they had epilepsy and instead, thought they were just acting out!

Find help for talking with school and medical staff here.

Reviewed By: 
Joseph I. Sirven MD and Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN
on: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014