The US Epilepsy Foundation launched a new website "TalkAboutIt.org" in partnership with epilepsy advocate and actor Greg Grunberg, US Actor. The aim of the site is to raise awareness about seizure symptoms, offer first aid information, and address misconceptions about epilepsy.
The site features numerous celebrities who are paired with some of the leading experts in epilepsy to provide information about key topics such as: what is epilepsy, who has it, how to treat epilepsy, how to provide seizure first aid, and how to help end public misunderstanding about epilepsy.
"Epilepsy is one of the oldest known medical conditions, but many people still don't know much about seizures," said Grunberg. "My son had seizures during high school. I personally went to the teachers and spoke about what to do if he had a seizure. It's very common for people to think that epilepsy is contagious or that it is a mental illness, when in fact it's not! Once people know about epilepsy and are comfortable talking about it, the world can start to change for people with seizures. Acceptance and understanding replaces ignorance and fear. Everyone needs to talk about it."
When his son was first diagnosed with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation helped the Grunbergs connect with services and support. One of the goals of TalkAboutIt.org is to help individuals and families find similar connections through the resources of the US Epilepsy Foundation.
Source: Market Wired