June Is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month


DiamondJune is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. Show purple to show your support for migraine and headache advocacy, awareness, education and research.

No matter where you are in the world, print out the image below and take a picture. Share that picture with the National Headache Foundation, as we join forces to inspire hope.

Even today, individuals who suffer from migraine or headache deal with the stigma associated with these diseases. Together, we can help make migraine and headache visible and educate others about these neurobiological diseases.

In 2016, NHF is encouraging headache sufferers to be engaged in the management of their headaches and “Rule Your Headache.”



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  4. Krista Reply

    I have been plagued since I was around 5 or 6 years old with headaches. I have been on medication my whole life (as along as I can remember) to help get through them.

    I would love to become involved with this foundation.

    Please let me know how. Thanks

    1. Staff headache Reply

      Becoming a member is a great way to get started. As a member, you will support our educational efforts, as well as programs such as CAQ. Another great way to get involved is to share your story with us. We are always interested in hearing more about how headache has affected your life and the stories of patients help us with our advocacy work.

      If you’d like to further discuss how you can get involved, email us at eward@headaches.org.

    2. Christie Frisby Reply

      Hi Krista,
      I am a mom of a little boy, Renner, who has been getting migraines since he was 3, and he is almost 5 now. I was hoping to get some insight from you since you’ve experienced them since you were little.
      His started out quarterly (but more prevalent in the fall and then spring), then monthly, and now weekly. He is so young all we can do is give him Children’s Ibuprofen and Benadryl to help sleep through the worst of it. My husband and I (along with our parents and siblings) all got them through puberty and occasionally as adults) and know that none of the medicines really worked for us, maybe just took the edge off a little. Sometimes they last 4-6 hours and up to 11 hours and are always accompanied with slurred speech (if any speech at all), vomiting, and unable to walk or use one side of his entire body (including face). Sometimes he gets them two days in a row.
      It’s gotten so bad his neurologist ordered an MRI and MRA of the brain and brainstem. He also just prescribed us a daily allergy medicine, Cyproheptadine, generic for Periactin, that supposedly helps prevent them, but we are hoping to find the reason he is getting them so we can solve the root problem. I am keeping a log for every migraine about the weather/food and drink/sleep/activity/and his environment the day before and I think I may be onto something. I’m noticing it may be linked to Red 40, Yellow 5, and possibly chocolate so hopefully this will help us deter further episodes. So many things the color additives are in and I had no idea!

      I’m hoping you can help us with any advice or input?
      What triggers did you notice as a child?
      How did your migraines change over the years? And how were they as a young kid?
      As you grew older and more independent, did you have any issues with how you felt your quality of life was? It terrifies us that he may one day not want to keep pulling through each migraine.
      What little tricks did you find that helped even a little?

      I hope you are doing well and thanks for sharing your original post.

  5. Jaclyn M Jenkins Reply

    I would like to help bring awareness for migraines! I have suffered for years with them and still trying treatments to help.

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  7. Sarah Reply

    Hi! I would love to host a run/walk in my area. Is there any way you could help with funding?

    1. Staff headache Reply

      Hi Sarah –

      It’s great that you want to get involved! We currently don’t fund or host run/walks, but we do work with Miles for Migraine, an organization that is involved with run/walks and more. I recommend reaching out to them. Here is there website: http://milesformigraine.org/.

      Hope this is helpful.

  8. Sarah Reply

    Hi! Is there a hashtag you use for National Headache Awareness Month?

    1. Staff headache Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      We will be using #headacheawareness or #migraineawareness for Awareness Month related tweets.

      Thanks for raising awareness!

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  10. Susan George Reply

    Best option is taking a good nap this really helpful in reducing headache

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