Thank you for your dedication to the migraine community. We couldn’t do this without you!
If there’s one message to take away from Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), it’s that we can do anything as a community. Migraine affects 1 in 7 people around the world but continues to be under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated. Because of you, we got the world talking about migraine during the month of June.
As part of our commitment to elevating patient voices, we collected stories from people living with migraine to put a face on this disease. By showing people what the migraine community looks like, we hope to inspire understanding and compassion. Check out our gallery and share these stories with your network.
We also continued our efforts to connect patients to physicians, hosting a popular Reddit Ask Me Anything where four headache specialists from the American Headache Society answered user-submitted questions about migraine. Over four hours, our doctors looked through hundreds of user-submitted questions about migraine triggers, visual aura and so much more to provide information to the community.
To help take this knowledge one step further, Dr. Amaal Starling joined us for a Facebook Live that focused on migraine comebacks. During the widely attended event, she gave community members the tools and confidence to respond to common migraine misconceptions. She also taught ways to educate others about the disease. Watch her event here.
If you want to share your migraine story with your network or simply describe how you feel on a migraine day, the Foundation just launched a set of GIFs and stickers. These elements can be used on popular social media platforms and messaging apps to describe migraine online. They range from brain illustrations to some of our most popular gifs. You’ll find our selection if you search “migraine” via Giphy or on Instagram, or visit our Giphy page.
The work doesn’t stop now that July is here. Please continue sharing doctor-verified resources about migraine, telling your migraine story and letting the world know how you #MoveAgainstMigraine.
Thank you, as always, for your dedication to the migraine community during MHAM and all year long.