International Epilepsy Day


The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to join the epilepsy community in recognizing the second Monday in February as International Epilepsy Day.

#EpilepsyDay on Social Media

Join the worldwide effort to increase epilepsy awareness on International Epilepsy Day 2024. Use the hashtags #EpilepsyDay and #MyEpilepsyJourney on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media sites to make your voice heard.

  1. Share a personal message using #MyEpilepsyJourney about how you've overcome obstacles, defied expectations, or discovered unexpected courage and resilience.
  2. Use the #EpilepsyDay badge on your social media profiles and share your epilepsy journey.
  3. Change the header photos on your social media accounts. Download social media graphics for International Epilepsy Day.
  4. Create your own epilepsy awareness video to share on social media during #EpilepsyDay.
  5. Share our Seizure First Aid posters which exist in multiple languages!

Other Ways to Get Involved

  1. Create a Facebook fundraiser to support the Epilepsy Foundation! Your fundraiser will support our mission to help people overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Follow the steps here. Select “Epilepsy Foundation of America” as your charitable organization.
  2. Find and attend #EpilepsyDay events happening across the globe.
  • 65 million people around the world live w/ #epilepsy
  • 3.4+ million people in the U.S. live w/ #epilepsy
  • 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime
  • 150,000 new cases of #epilepsy are diagnosed in the U.S. each year
  • One-third of people w/ #epilepsy live w/ uncontrolled #seizures because no available treatment works for them
  • For 6 out of 10 people w/ #epilepsy the cause is unknown
  • Each year, more than 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy die from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, known as SUDEP.
  • 4 out of 10 people w/ #epilepsy in the industrialized world do not receive appropriate treatment
  • 8 out of 10 people w/ #epilepsy in developing nations do not receive appropriate treatment
"Epilepsy is More than Seizures"

Authored By:

Epilepsy Foundation Communications

on Tuesday, January 30, 2024


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