Individuals with headache or migraine deal with the stigma associated with these diseases. Together, we can help make them more visible and educate others about these neurobiological diseases.
National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month has three objectives:
- to gain recognition of headache pain as a real and legitimate condition;
- to encourage those with headache or migraine to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment;
- and, to let individuals with headache know that there are new treatments available.
This year’s theme, The Art of Managing Your Headache, recognizes how personalized the treatment of headache and migraine can be. For each person, treating and managing headache is different. Managing your headache is often an art and not a science. This can make headache and migraine difficult to discuss and hard for others to understand.
So, join the National Headache Foundation and get involved in National Headache & Migraine Awareness Month. You can help raise awareness for migraine and other headache disorders by wearing purple to show support.
For those looking to make a greater impact:
- Organize a day at work or school where everyone wears purple;
- Share photos on social media of you and your loved ones with the Show Purple | Show Support sign and use the #headacheawareness or #migraineawareness hashtag;
- Encourage friends and family to participate with you.
Beyond these actions, consider talking about your headache or migraine and the impact it has on your life. There’s no better time to start talking, raising awareness, and advocating for yourself and others wither headache or migraine than National Headache & Migraine Awareness Month.