Living with Epilepsy

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Support Groups

Many people with epilepsy wish that they could talk to someone other than a specialist in the field. Someone who can relate to their personal struggles from a personal vantage point. Support Groups offer a special place and a unique group of people who share their life experiences with seizures and epilepsy and relate strategies that have...or have not...worked for them. Attending a support group regularly often helps get through the stressors and challenges that living with epilepsy can create and allows you to find out about all sorts of resources and upcoming events.  In the past year, our epilepsy support group closed down because too few were attending. However, we are always open to re-opening if we have enough interest. If you are a patient at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and would like to join a virtual support group, email lmyers@epilepsygroup.com.


VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Epilepsy Adult Support group (for patients and loved ones)
Third Wednesday of the month from September until June: 12-1PM
The group is for persons with epilepsy (or loved ones) who wish to connect virtually with others also living with epilepsy. The group meets to touch base, to go over challenges that may have arisen for group members associated with epilepsy, for sharing of resources, and for general support and camaraderie. To register or obtain more information: lmyers@epilepsygroup.com 

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) support group
Third Wednesday of the month from September until June: From 1-2 PM
The group is for patients at our NEREG Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) program diagnosed with PNES who have completed treatment or who are advanced in their current treatment at NEREG. Unfortunately, the group is not open to anyone who has not gone through our treatment program because the demand would be too great for our conference call. The group meets to touch base, to go over current problems that may have arisen for group members associated with PNES, to share resources, and for general support and camaraderie, and to continue to be part of the PNES community. To register or obtain more information: lmyers@epilepsygroup.com

Joining a group is easy!

Benefits:
• All 60-minute sessions are held through GoToMeeting® or Zoom®
• Each group is kept small in order to encourage friendship and optimal discussion time (8-10 participants)
• All groups are led by a facilitator who is knowledgeable about epilepsy or psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
• Confidential.
• Participation in this facilitated discussion is expected and encouraged. You can have your camera on or off-your choice.
• FREE


CONTACT INFORMATION
Lorna Myers
lmyers@epilepsygroup.com