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This Week in Epilepsy: Blog Relay Week 4

Epilepsy Stigma

Week four of the #EpilepsyBlogRelay has come to a close. There are two days left to check in on the participants.

On June 30 I will post a roundup of all the stories. I’d also like to hear from those of you who pitched in and amplified the message. So I will run a Linky on the June 30th post. Keep an eye out for it and add your page, post or timeline.

There’s Still Time

We have had a few requests from additional sites to join in the relay. If you are interested in participating with a post on epilepsy stigma here’s how you can join:

Add the following to the beginning of your post:
This post is part of the Epilepsy Stigma Blog Relay which will run from June 1 through June 30. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire you!


Add the following to the end of your post:
Be sure to check out the full schedule of bloggers at http://www.livingwellwithepilepsy.com for more on Epilepsy Stigma.

Then send me the link when it is up. I will add it to the “This Week in Epilepsy” post. This month we are using it as a way to recap of all the bloggers who posted on stigma.

What is the blog relay?

For those of you who are new to the #EpilepsyBlogRelay, here’s a little background. Throughout the month of June, epilepsy bloggers and organizations from Philly to Cameroon are writing about stigma on their own sites. Here’s a recap in case you missed any of this week’s posts. You can also check out Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3.

Day 22

“Seize”ure the day | Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to me.  Yes, it is my birthday.  I don’t mind telling you it’s my birthday now even though I am over 40… Read More

Day 23

Lily’s Fund | Faces of Epilepsy

Grace was diagnosed as an infant with a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Lovely Grace will make you smile and laugh … Read More

Day 24

Positive Epilepsy | The Uneducated Public

My Epilepsy joined me at puberty, which is about 20 years ago. Epilepsy is something that the public are very misinformed about, but at the same time everyone is an expert … Read More

Day 25

Faithful Mom of 9 | Common Epilepsy Myths Debunked

It is sadly unfortunate that there is still today, an overabundance of absurd and even contemptible epilepsy myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings making the rounds… Read More

Day 26

Epilepsy Matters | Let’s Disable Stigma

The Webster dictionary defines stigma as a set of beliefs and prejudices that is often designed to hurt and/or oppress some groups of people. One group that stands out, and stands out in a strange way, is people with epilepsy … Read More

Day 27

A Daughter’s Awareness for Dissociative Seizures and PNES

what you have does not exist and I don’t treat something that doesn’t exist.”

“I woke in a hospital bed with my toe bleeding. I was told it was because the doctors had repeatedly poked my foot with a needle trying to get me to stop faking the seizures.”

Read More

Day 28

Let’s Talk | How stigma impacts mortality in epilepsy

Stigma. What is that, really? According to an article, stigma “represents the underlying disgrace, negative stereotypes, harsh judgments, social disapproval, isolation, ostracism and abjection that are linked to the possession of any “mark” of difference and devaluation.”… Read More

Follow the #EpilepsyBlogRelay

Don’t miss a single post. Follow along with the schedule at https://livingwellwithepilepsy.com/epilepsy-blog-relay-2015

And if you have joined in the fun be sure to add your page, post or timeline to the linky on June 30. Not sure what a linky is? Stop by and check it out.

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