Tag: i am a voice for epilepsy awareness

The Benefits of the Outdoors, Nature and Green Space for People with Epilepsy

The outdoors, nature and green space have many benefits for all people, including: Physical Health Benefits Decreasing blood pressure Reducing the risk of cancer Increasing the uptake of vitamin D Increasing exercise Improving sleep Increased immunity and immune function Mental Well-Being Benefits Increasing memory,… Continue Reading “The Benefits of the Outdoors, Nature and Green Space for People with Epilepsy”

Your Words Matter: Stigma and Epilepsy

In terms of stigma and epilepsy, it is important to keep in mind that your words matter. The words you choose to use regarding epilepsy can make an immense impact on people living with epilepsy. Check out the table below with information on the… Continue Reading “Your Words Matter: Stigma and Epilepsy”

What You Should Know If You’re Dating Someone with Epilepsy

Epilepsy may have an impact on dating and relationships and this is true not only for people with epilepsy but also for the people who are dating them. To find out how to be an effective partner to someone with epilepsy, check out our… Continue Reading “What You Should Know If You’re Dating Someone with Epilepsy”

Dating and Epilepsy

Dating is a normal part of life, with challenges that everyone deals with. However, people with epilepsy not only face these challenges while dating but can also face additional challenges. If you have epilepsy and are dating or would like to start dating, read… Continue Reading “Dating and Epilepsy”

Emotional First Aid and Epilepsy

Despite being one of the most common neurological conditions, epilepsy is misunderstood, with many people still having inaccurate information, misconceptions and outdated views about epilepsy, leading to increased stigma. It has also been found that, for many people living with epilepsy, it is the… Continue Reading “Emotional First Aid and Epilepsy”

Meet Chris

Chris Winwood works for the BC Epilepsy Society as the Epilepsy Education & Outreach Worker (Prince George). Chris is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), an adventurer and a person living with epilepsy. In a video by the BC Epilepsy… Continue Reading “Meet Chris”

Christine’s Story (Miss Canada 2019)

Meet Christine Jamieson, who uses her platform as Miss Canada 2019 to positively influence the people around her, inspire others, and raise awareness, education, and funding for epilepsy, a condition that she has had since being diagnosed at the age of 16. Christine is… Continue Reading “Christine’s Story (Miss Canada 2019)”

First Annual I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ Expo

The first annual I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ Expo was held on April 29th, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia and was put on by the I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign in conjunction with the BC Epilepsy Society, which is… Continue Reading “First Annual I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ Expo”

Tyler’s Story

Meet Tyler Barton, a professional golfer living with epilepsy. Tyler was diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, however he never let it limit him in achieving his goals. Tyler is a two-time World Long Drive Golfing Champion as well as an engineer, ordained… Continue Reading “Tyler’s Story”

Sabrina’s Story (Disneyland Epilepsy Awareness Day)

Meet Sabrina, a young woman living with epilepsy who was experiencing issues with seizure control and struggling with her epilepsy and other aspects of her life. She was being regularly treated by a neurologist and also receiving regular support for her epilepsy and related… Continue Reading “Sabrina’s Story (Disneyland Epilepsy Awareness Day)”