JUNE is Migraine Awareness Month – Nancy Harris Bonk


The National Headache Foundation has declared that June is officially Migraine Awareness Month. There are plenty of exciting activities for us to spread the word and bring more awareness to Migraine disease and headache disorders. The theme of the month is “help make Migraines visible.”

Happy Migraine Awareness Month

June 1 marks the kickoff of Migraine Awareness Month: Help Make Migraines Visible. By expanding our efforts from one week to a month-long event, the NHF has been able to achieve over 90 million “media exposures” – a measure of the number of times our message was presented to readers, viewers, or listeners of public media. This year we hope to do even more to help you and others experiencing headache to better know and understand how to manage your condition. We believe that if you take steps to care for your headaches, you can feel better and enjoy life more.

To start of the month with a bang, Ellen and Teri have a blogging challenge that looks to be lots of fun. You get the daily prompts at Fighting Headache Disorders.

To get you started, the prompt for today is: Your First for the First. Share the story of your first Migraine, what it was like, if you knew what it was, what you did, how you felt.

Next up we have an awesome Twitter challenge that is so simple even I can do it every day!! Ellen has come up with 50 Tweets for Awareness Month. Here’s what you do – copy and paste any of the tweets and tweet, Facebook, Google or any other place you’d like.

Have you joined the National Migraine Awareness Facebook page yet? NMAM (National Migraine Awareness Month) put your blogs and pretty much anything else you’d like – be nice – about bringing awareness to Migraine disease and headache disorders.

The National Headache Foundation is hosting a series of chats on each Tuesday this month; 6/5/12 with Dr. Edmund Messina chatting about how to communicate with your doctor; 6/12/12 with Dr. Vincent Martin talks with us about sinus and allergies and how they contribute to headache and Migraine; 6/19/12 Dr. Robert Kaniecki everyone’s favorite – the tension headache and 6/26/12 with Dr. Sheena Aurora how hormones affect headaches.

Totally awesome chats hosted by Diana Lee at Somebody Heal.

The chats are scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 3pm CDT.

Join us, won’t you?

Chronic Migraine Awareness Day

will be held on June 29, 2012.

Wear your purple and red to show support!


Have you put up your video about how you live with Migraine and headache disorders at Project Migraine Hope yet? Or not comfortable with a video, how about sending a photo of you wearing purple (the official Migraine color) to show support to Faces of Migraine and Headache at Fighting Headache Disorders.

There is so much to do and we’re hoping as many of you who feel up to it will participate!

Thanks for reading and a great month –


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© Nancy Harris Bonk, 2012.

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