The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) video series “Veterans and Epilepsy: Basic Training” addresses the stigma of epilepsy and educates Veterans, their caregivers, and the general public about living with epilepsy. Each video in the series features a Veteran sharing his or her personal experiences and unique challenges balancing the medical, personal and social aspects associated with having recurring seizures. The goal of the video series is to promote public awareness of the impact of epilepsy in the lives of Veterans and to convey that these patients are able to live full, productive, successful lives. The latest video focuses on Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) and is now available on YouTube (https://youtu.be/NlX-yNTX86w). The VA ECoE will release a new video in the “Veterans and Epilepsy: Basic Training” series every few months.
For more information, please email ECoE@va.gov or visit the VA epilepsy website at www.epilepsy.va.gov.