June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM), and the full headache, migraine and cluster communities are working together for our diseases to be recognized. A disease awareness month plays a vital role in raising public knowledge, addressing stigma and building a stronger community of patient advocates. CHAMP’s new MHAM page features daily blogs and other ways to be involved.
Migraine disease affects 47 million Americans – 75 percent of whom are women. Although headache is one symptom, attacks can include visual disturbances, nausea, extreme light and sound sensitivity, brain fog and debilitating pain.
Migraine affects about one in seven people and is the second-most debilitating disease on the planet. It is a serious neurological disease that often runs in families and affects three times as many women as men. CBS Sunday Morning Susan Spencer talks with experts and those affected by migraine disease.
The Association of Migraine Disorders talks with the Henry family, who have honored the memory of their daughter and sister lost to migraine disease with the creation of the Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation.
June is migraine and headache awareness month. Nearly one in four households in the U.S. has someone living with the condition. It’s more than just a headache. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that someone who lives with migraine disease loses on average two and a half years of healthy life.
We were honored to be a part of the inaugural RetreatMigraine hosted by CHAMP. The retreat provided support, community, disease and treatment education, advocacy training, and complimentary therapy experiences.
A wonderful article by Natalie Mollinet of the Sugar House City Journal about how the Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation is helping to increase public awareness of migraine disease and headache disorder