Mental Health Empowerment

The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation is happy to announce our mental health empowerment program for individuals, families, and caregivers who are battling epilepsy. Along with battling epilepsy, many are also struggling with mental health complications. Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder are very common in the epilepsy community. People with epilepsy are at higher risk to commit suicide compared to the general population.

Our mental health empowerment program’s goal is to help empower individuals with epilepsy every day. Just because someone is battling epilepsy does not mean they should not live their life to the fullest. We are here to offer educational resources to help those battling anxiety and depression.

Educational resources will be made available on our YouTube channel as well as our blog to help educate our supporters who want to learn more about mental wellness.

Coming soon: 
We will be having educational webinars focused on epilepsy, neurodiversity, wellness, nutrition, and many other topics. Our goal is to bring the community together to learn about epilepsy, manage it, and support those who are battling epilepsy.

We will be taking part in the PACES program which is an eight-week program helping people with epilepsy learn about the importance of overall wellness. We will announce when classes will start. 

If you have any questions regarding our program, please reach out to our president Natalie Boehm at info@defeatingepilepsy.org. Thank you for your support and together we will defeat epilepsy.

Resources for Mental Help Services

These organizations help to provide resources for people who are in need of help. If you are in need of help, please email us at info@defeatingepilespy.org.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

1-240-485-1001

The National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-800-950-6264

The Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-784-2433

California Hope

1-833-317-4673 (offers crisis counseling, substance abuse, and veteran services)

Riverside County Department of Mental Health

1-951-686-4357 calls accepted 24 hours daily, 7 days a week

San Bernardino Crisis Line- Family Service Agency of San Bernardino

M-F 9am-8pm 1-800-832-9119