MHAM https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/ Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:28:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 I’m Just A Mom — And My Child Lives with Migraine https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/im-just-a-mom/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 04:01:37 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2601 Being a mom is one of the most fantastic and challenging jobs in the world. We must be quick on our feet, know how to heal a boo-boo with a kiss, create a meal everyone enjoys, keep the house tidy and about a million little tasks in between. I never received the “How to be…

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Migraine Action Plan: Begins with Access to Care https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/migraine-action-plan/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:01:25 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2522 Are you satisfied with your migraine treatment plan? Do you have barriers to care? As a diverse population with diverse types of migraine, we each require personalized migraine action plans. To create a migraine action plan that you are satisfied with and is successful, you need to have access to any and all resources. Care…

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Shades for Migraine Community Leader: Finding My Calling https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/shades-for-migraine-community-leader/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 04:01:16 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2626 In 2017, I learned about the Shades for Migraine campaign. I immediately fell in love with it. When I learned about the Shades for Migraine Community Leader Program, I had to be a part of it. Since 2020, my goal is to get as many people involved as possible, hoping to get someone from all…

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How Implicit Bias and Medical Gaslighting Hurt BIPOC https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/medical-gaslighting-hurt-bipoc/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 04:01:44 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2462 Being a Black woman living with chronic daily migraine for more than 14 years has exhausted me. Having to traverse a system that is set up to fail me repeatedly withers me down to wanting to give up. The number of times I had to fight for the care I deserve is disheartening and sad.…

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Fighting for Access & Advocating with Dr. G https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/fighting-for-access-advocating-with-dr-g/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:01:24 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2577 Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy. D, is a fierce advocate. Looking at her CV, you are struck by her vast experience working on behalf of others. In addition to her many years as a successful Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, she is a board member for the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), a past board…

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Migraine Advocacy Makes Me a Better Mom https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/migraine-advocacy-makes-me-a-better-mom/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:01:01 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2571 Advocacy is empowerment. Migraine advocacy makes me a better mom in ways I hadn’t expected. I have more: education; connections;  fundraising experience; and involvement raising awareness for the migraine and headache disorders community. When I first started my advocacy journey, I knew it would benefit my relationship with migraine, but what I didn’t know is…

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Multiple Chronic Pain Conditions: When Chronic Migraine Takes A Backseat https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/multiple-chronic-pain-conditions/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:01:02 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2509 Multiple Chronic Pain Conditions: A Metaphorical Tale Imagine rushing out to your car, and to your dismay, you notice a flat tire. With no spare tire, you realize you’re going to be late for work, again. You have no choice but to call AAA to come replace the tire. After you anxiously pace the block…

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High School With Migraine: 8 Ways I’m Surviving https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/high-school-with-migraine/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 04:01:33 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2589 Being a teen and struggling with migraine is very hard. I’m 17 years old and was diagnosed with migraine at age 10; but I have lived with migraine my whole life. I have dealt with difficult teachers and administrators; stigma from migraine; and having to work harder than most people because of my disease. Next…

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Light a Candle to #ShineALight https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/light-a-candle-to-shinealight/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 04:01:16 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2685 June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM). Awareness months and dates are vital to: educate our community about headache and migraine disease; and fight the stigma associated with headache and migraine disease. Remembrance Day, which is observed on June 7, is especially meaningful for me. My parents and I lost our daughter and…

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Advocating for Veterans: Operation Brainstorm https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/advocating-for-veterans/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 04:01:34 +0000 https://www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org/?p=2557 This Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, the National Headache Foundation and our partner organizations turn our attention toward the barriers to care that millions of Americans face trying to treat headache and migraine disorders. This problem is especially acute for U.S. service members and veterans. Studies show that veterans are more likely to develop migraine…

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