"I wish I could talk with someone"
Do you feel like you’re on your own dealing with Epilepsy; like no one around understands what you’re going through? A diagnosis of Epilepsy or a seizure disorder can be a life-altering experience. Our Peer-to-Peer Network might be just what you're looking for. Speaking with someone else with a similar life experience can be both comforting and insightful. Our peer-to-peer volunteers draw upon their own experiences to offer encouragement, compassion and helpful information. Epilepsy Durham Region will try our best to link peers based on commonalities.
Lecture Series and Annual Education Forums
Having Epilepsy or caring for someone who does can be very challenging. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living - from insurance, to jobs, to medical care - can seem overwhelming. Being able to talk to people who understand what it is like to live with Epilepsy can be very comforting.
Epilepsy has a significant impact on family life. Our quarterly Lecture Series evenings and annual Epilepsy Education Forum (held in the fall) offer families and caregivers an opportunity to learn, and to share challenges and successes with one another. Epilepsy Durham Region invites you to join us for these events (posted in our calendar) to grow your knowledge about Epilepsy, feel empowered through self-advocacy tools, and to meet other families that know what you are going through; learn from their experiences and share your own barriers, triumphs, and coping strategies in a friendly, positive environment.