Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June 1 is the start of Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. Over 37 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with migraine.  Although 47% of the adult population experience headache annually, these disorders are poorly recognized and inadequately treated.  This is why the National Headache Foundation is standing up to “show purple” during awareness month.  We challenge everyone else to stand up with us and let others know they are not alone.  Let us show that we are unified and strong as we move forward together.

Show Purple | Show Support Challenge:

Where anyone who is impacted by a migraine or headache related disorder is challenged to represent their city by submitting a photograph of themselves with the MHAM sign in front of well- known landmarks, favorite hang-out, or favorite place(s) to go when you’re not experiencing headache or migraine.

How to submit your photo:

Email the NHF at info@headaches.org

Post on the NHF Facebook Page

We’ll be sharing photos on our Facebook page throughout the month and encourage anyone to post their Show Purple | Show Support to our Facebook page. We want to show everyone that we are in this together. 

(write your first name and city/state in the white space)


[see other pictures that have been submitted]

Other ways to participate:

Talk about awareness month on Twitter using #MHAM

Use the MHAM backround or pic badge below on Facebook


Join the NHF for any or all of our educational webinars during June.

Give the gift of
pain relief

Your donation goes to work immediately, helping the NHF in our continuing effort to educate and fund valuable headache research.

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Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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Just a note of thanks to the NHF for hosting these helpful online seminars.  The recent "Fibromyalgia and Migraine" was the second Webinar I've attended, and I learned a great deal.

The Webinars are easy to log into, the presentations are professional, and the presenters do not "talk down" to their auditors. The NHF is apparently choosing subject matter experts with care, and the information is up-to-date. 

Again, thank you for the hard work. I look forward to future Webinars.

Deborah S.



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