Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Begins

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What is MHAM?

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM)

This year’s theme is Advocate for Treatment Access.

Together, we are relentless as migraine. MHAM is a pivotal time for the headache, migraine and cluster communities to display our commitment to one another by raising awareness, increasing education for all, addressing stigma and continuing to build a thriving community of advocates. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved, so keep scrolling for the latest. Join us!

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Welcome to MHAM

Preparing for MHAM 2022

How You Can Mobilize for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month this June

Get ready for this year’s Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Learn how you can use your voice and join the migraine community in advocating for treatment access. June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM). This is a time for the migraine community to champion advocacy and research, build community and raise awareness for …

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The Harm of Migraine Stereotypes

Starting the conversation about stereotypical images of migraine and how they impact the community When you think of migraine, what images come to mind? Powering through a work meeting because you can’t take another sick day. Rubbing your shoulders to relieve the tension. Going about life looking “normal,” but battling a disabling disease inside, a …

What Is Migraine?

Migraine: Find out the symptoms, causes, and treatments of this disabling neurological disease Migraine is not just a bad headache. It’s a disabling neurological disease with different symptoms and different treatment approaches compared to other headache disorders. The American Migraine Foundation estimates that at least 39 million Americans live with migraine, but because many people …

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Two Faces of Migraine

Description: It’s not always obvious who lives with migraine. It can strike out of nowhere and change the course of someone’s whole day, and those who live with migraine know the challenge of maintaining two faces: one in the midst of an attack, one in the time between. Unfortunately, stigma prevents so many with migraine from seeking the treatment they need, making an already terrible illness even worse. This is the week to begin to change that.

Post a side-by-side picture collage on social media of you during an attack and of you on a good day using the hashtag #RelentlessAsMigraine and tagging AMF. Doing this will help those who suffer in silence realize that they don’t have to– they can tell their story, join a supportive community and find freedom.

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Share Your Treatment Access Story

Description: Living with migraine can be isolating. It’s made worse by the fact that many who need treatment will not seek it due to the stigma surrounding this debilitating illness. Oftentimes, they believe suffering in silence is their only option. You have the power to change that belief. Sharing your story of how you realized you needed treatment—and how you sought it out—can give others the encouragement they need to take steps toward finding relief. Filling out this form is a crucial way to do that.

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Take the Pledge

Description: Migraine might be invisible, but the men, women and children living with this disease every day are not. It is time we all stand up, and stand together to bring migraine out of the darkness. The American Migraine Foundation invites the over 1 billion people worldwide living with migraine to join in the fight against this disabling disease, because when we stand together, no one stands alone. This month, we want to make a pledge in light of MHAM. Whoever you are, wherever you are—you have a community of support. Read the pledge, sign it and get your very own “I Took the Pledge” graphic.

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Migraine State of the Union

Description: The Migraine State of the Union is a time where experts gather to discuss the progress and future of migraine research, treatment, education and patient advocacy. This year’s panel features Dr. Lawrence Newman, AMF Chair, Dr. Christine Lay, AMF Vice-Chair, and more.

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