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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Talk About It!

In April 2016, the Epilepsy Foundation launched the new TalkAboutIt.org in partnership with epilepsy advocate and actor Greg Grunberg. The site raises awareness about seizures, offers first aid information, and addresses misconceptions about the condition. Our thanks to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals for their sponsorship and support of the #TalkAboutIt site.

Talk About It! For Kids

Christianne Heck MD and Greg Grunberg on Talk About It! for Kids

On November 9, 2017, Greg Grunberg joined Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board Chair Dr. Christi Heck in a 30-city satellite media tour promoting National Epilepsy Awareness Month, our TalkAboutIt.org initiative, and the importance of talking about epilepsy to support the 470,000 children with active epilepsy living in the United States.

A key feature of this tour was to let people know about a new landing page on the site, talkaboutIt.org/Kids, that highlights the importance of parents, siblings, teachers, and neighbors knowing the best ways to support kids living with seizures.

A new poster, which can be downloaded here, helps kids talk about epilepsy:

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.

Talk About It for Kids! with Greg Grunberg

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Public Service Announcement

Epilepsy Foundation spokesperson and actor Greg Grunberg recorded this public service announcement sharing some of facts about epilepsy and seizures. Running in markets across the U.S. in the spring of 2016, the PSA seeks to raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures while encouraging viewers to talk about it and visit epilepsy.com for more information.

Media Tour 2016

On May 4, 2016, Greg Grunberg and Epilepsy Foundation President and CEO Phil Gattone talked with media about the new TalkAboutIt.org. Listen to an interview on WRHI AM 1340 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and on the Life Lessons podcast. Here’s a video with part of one of the interviews:

Social Media

From May 5-12, 2016, we highlighted some of the features of the new talkaboutit.org in our social media:

Talk About It! is building encouragement, connections, and inspiration for people living with epilepsy and their families. Visit #TalkAboutIt today to learn more. bit.ly/1NFSRkv

TalkAboutIt.org

 

Jason Bateman from Disney’s Zootopia wants you to talk about it! Find out how you can make a difference and help raise awareness at TalkAboutIt.org.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Greg Grunberg discusses the evolution of treatments for epilepsy with Dr. Barry Gidal. If your current treatment isn’t working for you, visit your doctor and talk about it! bit.ly/1W27bGz

Greg Grunberg on the evolution of epilepsy treatment

 

Trying to explain your epilepsy and seizures to a friend or coworker? It can be difficult to know where to start. Show them videos from talkaboutit.org on your computer or mobile device and let celebrities like Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and more start the conversation. bit.ly/1SV2sD8 #TalkAboutIt

Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto talk about seizure first aid

 

Sean Hayes from NBC’s Will & Grace introduces seizure triggers and which ones are common in people living with epilepsy. Share to help those around you understand triggers and #TalkAboutIt! bit.ly/1SXouIx

Seizure triggers introduced by Sean Hayes

 

Dr. Drew Pinksy shares why it’s important to talk to others about your epilepsy. Share this video (bit.ly/23jek4v) and #TalkAboutIt with the people in your life!

Dr. Drew Pinsky on why talk about epilepsy

 

You might be nervous to talk about your epilepsy with your friends and that’s ok! Kristen Bell from Disney’s Frozen encourages you to start the conversation. Find tips to get the discussion started here: bit.ly/1SV2z1v

Kristen Bell on telling your friends you have epilepsy

 

CBS’s NCIS’ Sarah Jane Morris introduces Greg Grunberg and Dr. Brien Smith who discuss how siblings help someone living with epilepsy when they talk about it. bit.ly/23jexEW

For siblings of children with epilepsy

 

Roger Cross from the CW’s Arrow shares how to talk with your children if you’re a parent with epilepsy. Wendy Miller, a nurse who lives with epilepsy, talks to Greg Grunberg about how it impacts her family. If epilepsy is part of your family, be sure to talk about it. bit.ly/1QNClJK

How to talk to your kids about epilepsy

 

Thanks for celebrating the launch of the new talkaboutit.org with us over the past week. With your help and by sharing, together we will raise awareness, fight misconceptions, and get people talking about epilepsy and seizures.

Like the Talk About It Foundation Facebook page and follow @talkaboutitorg on Twitter to catch more news being released in the coming months and #DareTo Talk About It!