June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM)! A large percentage of our community lives with migraine and headache diseases, whether as the primary cause of their pain or a comorbidity.
Nationwide, headache and migraine diseases affect 47 million Americans. Despite their huge impact, these conditions are often overlooked and downplayed as “It’s just a headache.”
But we know it is far more than simply head pain. Headache and migraine diseases are complex, debilitating, and symptoms can affect your entire body.
Below, check out how you can get involved, learn more about headache and migraine conditions, and help advocate for better care.
Join the INvisible Project State House Virtual Campaign
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Last year, we brought our INvisible Project displays to two state houses to help raise awareness about migraine disease amongst policymakers. This year, because of COVID-19, we’re unable to go to state houses in person. So we’re doing a virtual campaign instead! Help us contact state legislators with three asks: 1) improved access to innovative treatments, 2) more telehealth options, and 3) improved mental health care.
Participating takes just a few clicks!
Register for upcoming events
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Addressing Health Care Disparities in Migraine & Headache Care
June 24 at 7 pm ET
with moderator Jaime Sanders (The Migraine Diva)
Migraine 101: Your Headaches Might Actually be a Migraine – How to Manage and Treat Them
June 30 at 7 pm ET
with Merle Diamond, MD
You can see more about our efforts here, or find more opportunities to participate through our partners at CHAMP (the Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients).