Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Migraine and headache awareness month (MHAM) is a time to expand advocacy and participate in building migraine and headache awareness. Miles for Migraine advocates every day for migraine and headache disorder patients and families, but June is a special time. There are many ways to participate in MHAM throughout the month and we encourage you to take part.
Ways to Participate in Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Move in-Person or Virtually at a Walk/Run/Relax Event
If you live near Chicago, you won’t want to miss out. Miles for Migraine is taking it to the streets along with the National Headache Foundation, Clusterbusters, U.S. Pain Foundation, and Association for Migraine Disorders with Shades for Migraine at Headache Palooza. The Chicago event takes place on June 4. Register now. The beneficiary is The Seymour Diamond Fellowship in Headache Medicine.
If neither of those works, we have a virtual walk/run/relax event that benefits the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. Funds raised go towards supporting federal policy advocacy at Headache on the Hill. This virtual event -encourages you to take part in any intentional movement or relaxation activity of your choosing between June 23-30. Register here.
Make a Donation for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Sign up for an Advocacy Program
Miles for Migraine offers an advocacy training program and registration is open NOW! The next cohort is set to begin in August. ACT Now: The Advocacy Connection Team, fellow & patient training program is a 9-month virtual program that connects participants with migraine advocacy knowledge. The monthly meetings include patients, caretakers, and fellows who are specializing in headache and migraine medicine. What better way to lean into migraine and headache awareness month than signing up for training? Register now and we will be in touch later this summer.
Connect Online during Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Part of self-advocacy is being connected with self and others. With mindfulness and support groups, we aim to give your mind what it may need.
Miles for Migraine offers many ways to connect virtually year-round. Mindfulness For Migraine & Headache Relief is offered every other Thursday at 7:30 PM EST and includes topics like mindful meditation, yoga, tai chi, guided creative writing, and art therapy. These mindful practices and relaxation techniques for migraine can be done while moving or sitting. Sign up and participate from home.
Support groups are a way to connect with a community that you may not otherwise have access to. Miles for Migraine offers a variety of virtual support groups including men’s groups, young adults, and various times for mixed groups. Everyone is welcome!
Learn from Others
Sometimes reading about others’ journeys can be inspiring. Anna shares 5 ways she advocates for headache disorders and Sarah lives her life through advocacy. You can also read many types of advocacy stories here. If you have an advocacy story that you’d like to share, please do so here.
Follow and Share Information during Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Miles for Migraine shares a lot of information on social. Be sure to follow and share migraine facts, stories, and images to help reduce stigma and raise awareness during migraine and headache awareness month.
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Observance Days
During the month, please share information on observance days about how deeply migraine and headache disorders affect lives. Please help by learning and educating others. To read details about these days and more, please go to the CHAMP website
June 1- Migraine at Work
June 6- Veterans with Headache Diseases
June 7- In Remembrance
June 18- Headache Diseases and Men
June 19- Disparities in Headache
Please read this post written by White, MD (Neurologist/Headache Specialist, Jefferson Hospital) in hopes that it helps.
June 21- Shades for Migraine
June 29- Chronic Migraine Awareness Day
Alexis Z’s advocacy story is written and told by Alexis and edited by Miles for Migraine team. Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to individuals that…
Migraine, is a complex and often disabling neurological disease, affecting nearly 40 million Americans. Studies have shown that roughly one out of every six Americans and one in five women self-reported migraine. While anyone can have a migraine, women, especially those between the ages of 20 and 45, account for three out of four people…
Jill Dehlin’s advocacy story is written and told by Jill Dehlin and edited by Miles for Migraine team. Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to…