My Journey with Epilepsy Tasmania

My Journey with Epilepsy Tasmania

Sam Ikin
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My Journey is a collection of honest, confronting and inspiring reflections on a condition that is often hidden. Listen to twelve Tasmanians share their journey with epilepsy, in their own words, to raise awareness and understanding of a condition that affects 1 in 25 Australians. Epilepsy is something most people don’t talk about much. It’s something many of us don’t understand and - to be honest - the thought of someone having a seizure freaks us out a little bit. Epilepsy Tasmania wants to change that - and help people who have no experience of the condition to understand what it’s all about, to demystify it and in turn help make life better for people who are affected. Created for Purple Month 2020; a worldwide grassroots campaign aimed at getting people talking about epilepsy, reducing the stigma, and helping those affected live full and happy lives. About one in five of us are affected by epilepsy, directly or indirectly. Despite this, there is still a seemingly immoveable stigma surrounding the condition. Epilepsy is far more than just seizures, and we hope these stories will give you an insight into this. Epilepsy is a common brain condition that takes the form of recurring seizures. It can develop at any age, regardless of ethnicity or gender.

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