June Is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is observed every June in the United States. The goal is to build awareness, educate the public and reduce the profound stigma associated with Migraine, Cluster Headaches and other Headache Disorders.
Awareness months for conditions and diseases sometimes carry a reputation for being nothing more than an opportunity to share an awareness ribbon and color. We're definitely emphasizing that, but there are many different ways to get involved and help promote Migraine & Headache Disorders awareness and educate others. Please keep reading to learn more about what's happening.
Please use these hashtags for promoting Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) in social media:
- #MHAMBC (Blog Challenge)
- #MHAMTC (Twitter Challenge)
- #MHAMPC (Photo a Day Challenge)
Other more general hashtags that promote Migraine & Headache Disorders awareness in social media:
MIGRAINE & HEADACHE DISORDERS
FACTS TO SHARE
Download & print this file to share the information with people in your day-to-day life: family, friends, coworkers and the public generally. This fact sheet would be great to share at health fairs and other similar events in your community, too. We encourage you to let your imagine be your guide!
Share these facts through social media, such as Facebook, Google+, etc., each day of 2013 MHAM.
Share these images of awareness facts through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, etc., each day of 2013 MHAM.
Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge
Write a blog post every day for MHAM based on these prompts. Use the hashtags #MHAM13 and/or #MHAMBC if you share the link to your blog post on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, etc.
- 2013 MHAM Blog Challenge Logo
- 2013 MHAM Blog Challenge Prompts & Directions (for download)
- 2013 MHAM Blog Challenge Prompts
If you're participating in the MHAM Blog Challenge, please don't forget to go to Fighting Headache Disorders each day in June to share the link to your MHAMBC blog post. We want to be able to read what you're creating and share it with others!
Headache Disorders & Migraine Blog Carnival: MHAM Edition
The June 2013 edition of the Headache Disorders & Migraine Blog Carnival was dedicated to MHAM month and the Blog Challenge.
Please visit the following link to read the submissions:
Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Twitter Challenge
The Twitter challenge is a chance to share a fact about Migraine & Headache Disorders each day during MHAM to promote education and increase awareness. Use the hashtags #MHAM #MHAM13 and #MHAMTC.
Find all the suggested tweets and helpful information about how to participate at the following link:
Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Photo a Day Challenge
Capture a photo of your life with Migraine and/or other Headache Disorders and share it via social media each day in June. Use the daily prompts as your inspiration. Share your photos on Instagram and/or other apps/sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, etc. Use the hashtags #MHAM13 and #MHAMPC.
If you live with Migraine, consider making the letter M with your hands in your photos to represent Migraine. The letter C would be great for photos by those living with Cluster Headaches. See this example: L for Lupus.
National Headache Foundation June Webinars
The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is hosting three informative webinars during June's Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. You'll need to register in advance to save your place.
Change Your Avatar for Migraine Awareness
Download one of three purple social media avatars provided by Migraine.com. Change your user pictures on your social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc, to promote awareness.
Show Purple, Show Support Challenge
The NHF initiated a cool, visual way to show your support for Migraine & Headache Disorders Awareness. Print their MHAM sign and have someone take a photo of you holding it. Show the landmarks in your area, on your travels during June or during your day-to-day life.
Looking for inspiration? Check out this example from AHMA Board Secretary Diana Lee: Diana Showing Purple at Mount Rushmore.
Feel free to use these graphics for your participation in any MHAM event or to increase awareness this month.
- MHAM 2013 Logo
- 2013 MHAM Blog Challenge Logo
- 2013 MHAM Twitter Challenge Logo
- 2013 MHAM Photo a Day Challenge Logo
- Awareness Facebook Cover Photo
- Awareness Avatar
- Migraine.com Awareness Avatars
Are you planning a MHAM event or have you created something for MHAM that's not yet listed here? Let us know & so we can add it!
Contact Diana Lee at SomebodyHealMe@Gmail.com with suggestions or questions.
Last updated June 16, 2013.