Join Us for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Welcome to Migraine and Headache Awareness Month!
June is designated as Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) in the United States, a time to learn, educate others, raise awareness, and reduce stigma. This year's theme is Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. Whether your Migraines and / or headaches are chronic or not, there's something for everyone this month.
Did you know that purple is the awareness color for Migraine and other Headache Disorders? It was adopted last March. You can find more information on this in Migraine Finally Has an Awareness Color. Wear as much purple as often as you can. I polished my nails purple last night (OPI Purple with a Purpose is perfect), and will be getting purple streaks put in my hair.
Do you Tweet about Migraine or other Headache Disorders?
There's a Twitter challenge for MHAM. The goal is to share a fact about Migraine & Headache Disorders each day during MHAM to promote education and increased awareness. Use the hashtags #MHAM #MHAM13 and #MHAMTC.
Do you have a blog?
Write a blog post every day on the day's prompt (topic) for MHAM based on these prompts. Use the hashtags #MHAM13 and #MHAMBC if you share the link to your blog post on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, etc. If you can't blog every day, that's fine. Just blog as many days as you can.
If you don't have a blog, but would like to read what other people are writing, enjoy! Each morning, the day's prompt will be posted on the Fighting Headache Disorders blog. Those who blog should come back and post their link for that day's prompt in the comments section so we can all read it and so we can help promote it for you.
Also for bloggers, this month's Headache Disorders & Migraine Blog Carnival is set around MHAM. You can read more about this month's blog carnival in this post.
There are many other opportunities this month. You can find a listing on the American Headache and Migraine Association's MHAM page.
Speaking of the AHMA, what better time to join than during Awareness Month? The AHMA is a new patient-focused, patient-driven nonprofit organization. The AHMA exists to EASE the burden of Migraine and other Headache Disorders through Education, Awareness, Support, and Engagement. For more information, visit the AHMA web site.
I hope you'll participate in Migraine and Headache Awareness month. If you have suggestions of ways to increase awareness and decrease stigma, please share them by posting a comment below.
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