Have you ever been mistreated or discriminated against because of your epilepsy?

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Hello everyone,

How are you today?

I thought I would create this discussion following our latest testimonial, "Epilepsy: Stop looking down on us just because you don't know!", in which Teresa74, a member of Carenity Spain talks about her experience with epilepsy. 

She mentions being mistreated by classmates at school and by colleagues at work due to their misunderstanding and ignorance of epilepsy.

Have any of you experienced anything similar in your journey with epilepsy? Have you ever felt mistreated or discriminated against because of your epilepsy? How did or do you handle this type of situation?
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Feel free to share any experiences with us here, it's good to know we're not alone! emoticon cute

Take care,
Courtney

Beginning of the discussion - 17/03/2021

Have you ever been mistreated or discriminated against because of your epilepsy?


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@Courtney_J Thank you for sharing the testimonial. I was diagnosed as a child as well so what Teresa went through was all too familiar. I think things have improved a bit since I was a child and people are generally a bit more aware of epilepsy, but I do remember my classmates being afraid of me at first after I was diagnosed. That's a shame and honestly a bit frightening when the mistrust comes from adults, because they teach it to their children. I was lucky and never really had any issues at work, my colleagues and higher ups were all very understanding.

Have you ever been mistreated or discriminated against because of your epilepsy?

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I've shared my story through the link... I've had epilepsy for 47 years and was also bullied and discriminated against as a child at school.

Let's stop the stigma of discrimination and bullying today! 

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