June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM), and the headache, migraine and cluster communities are working together to gain awareness and recognition of headache disorder as a legitimate neurobiological disease, to encourage those with headache or migraine to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment, and to let individuals with headache disorder know that there are new treatments available.

For 2019, the following six days will be observed as special Recognition Days during the month of June.

June 3 – Migraine in the Workplace
June 6 – Veterans with Headache Diseases
June 7 – Remembrance Day, Honoring Those We’ve Lost
June 16 (Father’s Day) – Headache Diseases and Men
June 21 – Annual Shades for Migraine Awareness Day led by the Association of Migraine Disorders
June 29 – Chronic Migraine Awareness Day led by CMA, Inc

How can you get involved? Help increase awareness by changing your porch light to a purple bulb during June to #ShineALight on #MHAM. Requests have been made to venues across the country to change their outdoor lighting to purple starting on June 1, 2019. Snap photos of your purple skyline and post with hashtags #ShineALight and #MHAM.

On Migraine Solidarity Day, June 21, wear a pair of sunglasses to support the 1 billion people worldwide who live with migraine disease. Post your photos to social media with the hashtags #ShadesForMigraine and #MHAM.

Please click here for more information on special events during National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month.