National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Purple is the symbol of Epilepsy Awareness!
Team Psalm 91 would like to take the time to educate everyone about the symptoms, treatments, & effects of this disorder. We want to recognize all who live with Epilepsy or who are caregivers of those with Epilepsy.

Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide. It is a condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. However, few are aware of how to recognize or properly provide first-aid treatments for the symptoms of the traumatic disease.

Seizures happen when the electrical system of the brain malfunctions. Instead of normal controlled electrical energy discharges, the brain cells keep firing a surge of energy through the brain. This causes unconsciousness, blocks awareness & normal communication, and causes uncontrolled bodily movements. Most seizures last only a few minutes, although severe confusion lasts afterwards. Learn more Epilepsy Facts and Resources.

We recognize Nikki Wright and Jovon Barnes, Team Psalm 91 members who share their voices of living with Epilepsy. Read Nikki’s Epilepsy Story, her testimony of Epilepsy and continuing to search for her cure. Read Jovon’s Epilepsy Story, his testimony of Epilepsy and enjoying successful treatments. You will learn how their faith, strength and loving families have been a source of joy and encouragement.

While medications and other treatments help many people of all ages who live with Epilepsy, more than a million people, suffer years of unsuccessful medical treatments and continue to have seizures that can severely limit their daily activities, careers, and quality of life. However, there are many people who find great treatments for their Epilepsy and can go back to living a normal daily life.

This month, we’ll help you learn the causes, types, & characteristics of seizures, research of future and current treatments for children & adults diagnosed with Epilepsy, Epilepsy first-aid, and sources of general treatments & long-term care!!

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