International epilepsy day
International Epilepsy Day is an annual event organized to raise awareness about epilepsy and its impact on individuals, families and communities around the world.
Epilepsy affects almost every aspect of the life of the person diagnosed with the condition. For many people living with epilepsy, the stigma attached to the condition is more difficult to deal with than the condition itself.
Misconceptions and myths often contribute to the stigma surrounding epilepsy. For example, many people assume that epilepsy is a mental illness, that it limits activities, or even that epilepsy is contagious.This year’s International Epilepsy Day campaign seeks to dispel these myths
It’s important to educate ourselves and others about the facts about epilepsy and to dispel these myths and misconceptions. This can help to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with epilepsy and ensure that they have access to the same opportunities and rights as everyone else.