Support Groups & Social Events
Living with epilepsy is easier when you can share with others who are in a similar situation. EFM offers a variety of support group meetings on a monthly basis for adults and youth living with epilepsy and parents of children living with epilepsy. We also offer online support group platforms through Facebook.
Prevention & Education
Would you like someone to make a presentation at your school, work, or community organization? Contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi at 601-936-5222 for more information.
Epilepsy Resource Center
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi has a resource centers housed in our central office with a wide range of informational brochures on epilepsy/seizures in English and Spanish. Informational videos on epilepsy are also available in English and Spanish. Periodicals and books, specific to epilepsy, are also available for reference.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi serves as the lead advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy and seizure disorders at the local, county, and state levels. Advocating for effective public policies and community support is critical to our about to provide assistance to those who need it the most.
Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp
The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp is a week long camp for Mississippi kids, ages 8-16, living with epilepsy. Our camp makes it possible for children with epilepsy to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Children can spend time with others who are just like them and share their life experiences, which serves as a reminder they are not alone.
The campers attend free of charge and enjoy a great camp experience under the supervision of the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, trained counselors, and nurses who are on site 24/7. The camp takes place at Timber Creek Camp on May 30th-June 3rd 2017.
To be eligible for the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, a child must:
- Have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy
- Be ages 8 through 16
- Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet without assistance
- Work well in small groups
Please click 2017 Alvin P Flannes application to fill out the application.