Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity for the epilepsy community to raise awareness and challenge stigma about mental health concerns specific to people with epilepsy.
One-third of people with epilepsy suffer from some form of psychiatric disorder. While some may experience few mental health issues, others may suffer debilitating problems of anxiety, depression, or mood disorders.
If you missed our webinar on May 5, “Mental Health & Epilepsy: Improving Quality of Life,” which covers the prevalence of anxiety and depression among people with epilepsy, you can watch the recording here or below.
On May 11, we will premier a new episode of Seizing Life®, featuring Dr. Madison Berl, a pediatric neuropsychologist, who will speak about some of the mental health challenges that face people with epilepsy, how to spot them, and what treatment and therapeutic approaches you can take to help address it.
To learn more about epilepsy and mental health, watch or listen to the Seizing Life episode “Epilepsy and Mental Health: What You Should Know featuring Dr. Andres Kanner” or the webinar “Anxiety and Depression Associated with Epilepsy.”