Epilepsy can be difficult to manage. Seizures can make it hard to work, go to school, drive, and participate in social activities. Get help managing your epilepsy or find out how to assist a loved one who has epilepsy.
Do you or someone you support find it hard to pay for epilepsy medicine? Would you like to connect to others with epilepsy or have your questions answered? Check out CDC’s new Find Support webpage to get help
Epilepsy can be hard to manage and may interfere with daily life. Use the free resources below to help you or someone you love manage living with epilepsy.
Call the 24/7 helpline when you have questions
CDC supports the Epilepsy Foundation’s 24/7 Helpline, which has trained information specialists to answer questions about epilepsy and seizures and can link you to resources in your community. The Helpline can assist people living with epilepsy, caregivers, friends, or anyone who wants to learn more about epilepsy. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish.
Connect with others online for community support and advice
CDC supports the Epilepsy Foundation’s Community Forum, a place to discuss topics such as living with epilepsy, medicine side effects, medical tests, and treatments. There are sections for men, women, teens, veterans, parents, caregivers, and friends. Visit the Epilepsy Foundation’s Community Forum to join the virtual community.
Get help paying for medicine
Do you need help paying for medicine? The Epilepsy Foundation has put together a list of Patient Assistance Programs that offer some medicines at a discount or for free to people who cannot afford them. Learn more at the Epilepsy Foundation’s Patient Assistance page.
Find mental health resources and tools
If you have questions or concerns about where to get help for mental health in children or adults, these free and confidential resources will help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained counselor in your area. Find Mental Health Treatment Resources.
Find online information or community events
Check out the Epilepsy Foundation’s National and Community Resources page for special events, webinars, and links to local Epilepsy Foundation offices and other organizations.
Being a parent of a child with epilepsy sometimes can be hard, and you might feel alone. Use the guides in this toolkit to learn from other parents how they helped their teens with epilepsy. You can either participate alone or lead a group of other parents.