MHAM Blog

Leading up to and during the month of June, we are featuring daily blog posts from the headache and migraine community. Some of the posts are written by long-time advocates, and some are written by brand new advocates. We thank you for your support of all of these bloggers and and ask you to encourage them as some of the individuals speak up for the very first time. Sharing your personal story is a great way to become an advocate - of yourself, of your disease and our community.

The views expressed in these posts do not necessarily reflect the position or views of CHAMP or MigraineHeadacheAwarenessMonth.org.

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See How YOU Made a Difference in Our Community! MHAM 2020 Community Insights

Jul 9, 2020

On behalf of CHAMP’s NMHAM committee, we would like to thank all of the participants and participating organizations in National Migraine and…

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Tips for Becoming a Migraine/Headache Advocate

Jun 30, 2020

As Migraine and Headache Awareness Month ends, you might be inspired to become an advocate yourself. Excellent! CHAMP and its member organizations…

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What is Chronic Migraine Awareness Day and Why Does it Matter?

Jun 29, 2020

Every June during National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc. (CMA, Inc.) works hard to spread awareness and education…

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Advocacy Spotlight: Alicia Wolf

Jun 28, 2020

Alicia Wolf was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked car filled with a bunch of her co-workers when she felt…

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I Am Not Alone: What I’ve Learned About Others Living with This Disease

Jun 27, 2020

Happy National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. The phrase “I am not alone” is used quite a bit in the migraine and…

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How Retreat Migraine Changed My Life

Jun 27, 2020

Living with Migraine can feel really lonely, but advocacy brings us together. This article shares how I found community at Retreat Migraine and how to get started as an advocate.

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Putting our Heads Together During Quarantine

Jun 26, 2020

Migraine is hard on a relationship and a family during normal times. Throw in the unique and ever-changing realities of a global…

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Five Reasons to Stay Hopeful

Jun 25, 2020

After 18 years of living chronic migraine, numerous hours in doctors’ offices and countless failed therapies, some may wonder how hope could…

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I Have Found my Community Through Migraine

Jun 24, 2020

I have had migraine disease since the age of 12 but did not receive a diagnosis until adulthood. My migraines remained episodic…

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Advocate Spotlight Interview: Anna Williams

Jun 23, 2020

One of the most awesome things as a migraine patient advocate is watching others discover their voice in the midst of the…

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Migraine & Cluster – How they are different, why we need to advocate for all headache/migraine diseases

Jun 22, 2020

My headaches tend to come in clusters, yet I haven’t got a cluster headache. How come? Once I get one migraine, it’ll…

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Men with Migraine: How Migraine Disease Impacts Men

Jun 21, 2020

What is migraine disease? Unlike what you might think, migraine is not just a headache. It is a neurological disease with no…

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