Friends Helping Friends Mentorship Program

Living with epilepsy can be overwhelming. The challenges it often brings to a person’s daily life are complex and can be difficult to face alone. The Friends Helping Friends Mentorship Program gives people impacted by epilepsy access to the unique and invaluable perspective of others who have shared similar experiences and understand what it means to live with the disorder.

The Friends Helping Friends Mentorship Program facilitates one-on-one confidential outreach and support to individuals and families who will benefit from the knowledge of mentors who appreciate and respect the significance of living with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago fosters these mentorships and maintains a connection with both the mentor and mentee to ensure that their relationship continues to grow and adapt to each of the participants’ needs. This program is open to adults as well as children and is not limited to those with epilepsy. Parents, siblings, significant others, and friends of people who have epilepsy can also face serious challenges and can greatly benefit from the guidance and support of those who have lived in their shoes. Through Friends Helping Friends, participants gain the insight and the knowledge to lead fulfilling lives and the reassurance to know that they are not alone.

Mentors Provide:

  • Insight
  • Understanding
  • Encouragement
  • Practical Advice
  • Camaraderie

Mentorships Available to:

  • People living with epilepsy
  • Parents
  • Significant Others
  • Siblings
  • Friends