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SUDEP Institute

#AimForZero: Striving Toward a Future Free from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation’s SUDEP Institute wants to motivate people with epilepsy to strive for their best possible seizure control to reduce their risks, speak with their health care team about SUDEP, and use our new dedicated #AimForZero hashtag to drive discussions. Learn more about #AimForZero.


Most people with epilepsy live a full and healthy life. However, you should be aware that people can die from epilepsy.

Some people with epilepsy may lose their lives from accidents, suicide, or the underlying cause of their condition, such as brain tumors or infections. Yet, the leading cause of epilepsy-related death is believed to be sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, also known as SUDEP.

The Epilepsy Foundation provides bereavement support for those that have lost a loved one to seizures.

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