National Epilepsy Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy MonthNovember is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. The goal of these 30 days this month is to spotlight epilepsy and raise awareness. ANA is a strong advocate of this effort, and of the epilepsy community. We support the goal of educating the public about epilepsy and seizures, and to fight social stigma and ignorance. It is also vital to support the goals of fundraising and research to hopefully find a cure.

Epilepsy affects approximate 2 million people in the U.S. It is vital to promote diagnosis of this condition in order to alleviate seizures and their impact, improve quality of life, and even prevent death (SUDEP—sudden unexpected death in epilepsy).

Although Epilepsy Awareness Month is just one month, at ANA we are involved in epilepsy treatment 365 days a year, 24/7. Our community focus is part of ANA’s mission to make sure every child and adult receives care for epilepsy.

For more information on ANA’s pediatric and adult epilepsy, type ‘epilepsy’ into our website search feature in the upper right corner on the homepage at There you may choose among the many sections relevant to your search. And for more on Epilepsy Awareness Month, visit