~ HEALTH BASICS: BREAKING THE STIGMA ~
One of the largest reported barriers in quality of life among those with epilepsy is discrimination. Adults are refused employment, children are bullied and kept from attending class trips and activities, people are looked down on and pitied... These stigmas and inappropriate actions need to stop.
Epilepsy is not a mental disorder. Epilepsy is not contagious. Epilepsy does not mean a person cannot do a job, drive, live, love, laugh, play, learn, earn, dream, cook, grow, thrive. It is only the myths and misconceptions spreading that hinder a person with epilepsy in living their life to the fullest. These stigmas result in low self-esteem and shame, depression, social isolation, suicide. No person should be driven to that. And it can be stopped.
Spread the knowledge and the truth. De-bunk the myths. Accept that these are just people trying to live their best life, just as we all are.
I know a lot is happening in the world right now, but support is needed now more than ever. https://www.epilepsy.org.au/donation/make-a-donation/ Donate if you can, share the knowledge, spread awareness. March 26 is purple day. Please show your support.
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