Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week: October 17–23, 2021

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – The third week in October is time to share your journey with invisible disabilities. 

It is also a time to make the public aware that not all disabilities are visible. 

October 17 – 23 is national ‘Invisible Disability Awareness’ week, and although there are numerous invisible conditions, diseases, and disabilities out there, we would like to highlight and bring awareness to one specific disorder: Epilepsy.  

The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells that essentially “talk” with each other using electrical signals, and seizure happens when the electrical system of the brain does not work the way it is supposed to. 

There are around 2 to 4 million people in the United States that are currently dealing with epilepsy.  

Given the fact that epilepsy is an invisible disability can make it truly challenging and frustrating, so it is important to remember that counseling is an important part of any treatment plan. 

Support groups can be just the thing you never knew you needed, and we are fortunate to have one right here in Humboldt County. 

If you would like to know more about upcoming support groups centered around epilepsy you can contact Gabriel Brody at 

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