SUDEP Action Day October 23

The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute is proud to partner with SUDEP Action in recognizing October 23rd as SUDEP Action Day — a day devoted to raising awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy around the world and inspiring action to save lives. SUDEP Action Day was previously known as SUDEP Awareness Day.

What are the Goals of SUDEP Action Day?

  • Encourage people with epilepsy to learn about SUDEP and their individual risk
  • Show what is currently being done to tackle SUDEP
  • Promote ways people can manage their epilepsy to reduce their risk
  • Highlight the need for more research into SUDEP to help save lives
  • Raise public awareness about SUDEP
  • Honor the lives of those we have lost

2020 Theme: #SpeakUp2SaveLives

This year’s SUDEP Action Day theme, #SpeakUp2SaveLives, is your opportunity to talk about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy with your healthcare provider and epilepsy community. Only by talking about SUDEP, what it is, and how to prevent it, can we reduce risk. Have honest conversations on, up to, and beyond October 23rd this year about SUDEP and risk prevention. 

Find out how to have the conversation with your medical professional with our brochure, SUDEP: Knowledge is Power.

How to #SpeakUp2SaveLives

More Ways to Get Involved

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Things You Can Do to Reduce Your SUDEP Risk

Learn More and Share These Videos

Orrin Devinsky MD Talks About SUDEP,
Dr. Jeff Buchhalter on the Ketogenic Diet and SUDEP
Provided by our partner, The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies

Past Campaigns

  • 2019: #Take5ForEpilepsySafety
  • 2018 Theme: #Act
  • 2017 Theme: Why
  • 2016 Theme: United Against SUDEP
  • 2015 Theme: Are You SUDEP Savvy?
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Elizabeth Dueweke MPH
Wednesday, October 14, 2020