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.

An Interview with Jesse Thorn

Jun 9, 2020

Jesse Thorn is a podcaster, radio host, and broadcast innovator. He has also had migraine disease most of his life. You may…

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The Podcast that Changed My Life

Jun 8, 2020

What I thought would be a typical trip to New Jersey with my sister in September 2017 turned out to be an…

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Sharing a Story of a Loved One Lost to Migraine: Danielle Byron Henry

Jun 7, 2020

“It was Danielle who taught me that pain can be as malignant as any cancer. More importantly, pain can metastasize, eating away…

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Sharing a Story of a Loved One Lost to Migraine: Melissa Dwyer

Jun 7, 2020

“I have met so many beautiful people who suffer daily. I’ve received many messages from people who were on the brink.  They…

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I am a Member of the Armed Forces Living with Chronic Migraine

Jun 6, 2020

I’m a retired female combat war veteran of the U.S. Army and I served in the First Gulf War. I’m a woman…

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My Mindset as a Student Living with Chronic Migraine

Jun 5, 2020

My name is Maddie Goldsborough, and I have chronic migraine. I’m an eighteen-year-old senior at Germantown Friends School, and hopefully, a soon…

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Migraine in a Time of Coronavirus

Jun 4, 2020

I wake up naturally these days and have time for coffee on the porch. I can listen to the birds, watch the…

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Becoming a Headache Disease Blogger

Jun 3, 2020

Although social media has overtaken blogging as the primary place
where people meet online, blogging provides a unique opportunity for a deeper connection to others and is an excellent way to advocate for people with headache disorders. Blogging also challenges you to grow personally and professionally. This post describes one person’s
blogging story, the benefits of blogging, and how you can start your own blog.

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Advocate Spotlight with Casey Evans

Jun 2, 2020

*Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity Casey Evans has been a committed volunteer with the Migraine World Summit for 2…

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Five Simple Ways to Raise Awareness in the Workplace

Jun 1, 2020

The impact of headache and migraine disorders is well-documented. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 157 million workdays are lost…

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MHAM – What You Can Expect This Year

May 29, 2020

Here’s what you need to know for June 2020 Each June, the headache, migraine and cluster disease communities work together to recognize…

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Original group of MHAM committee members

The History of National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month

May 28, 2020

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Headache Foundation, we are also noting that efforts to elevate…

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