Advocacy and Awareness

Did you know that purple has been adopted as the "official" awareness color for Migraine and other Headache Disorders? In 2012, the major Migraine and Headache nonprofit organizations recognized the need for an awareness color and agreed on the shade of purple that you see in the ribbon here. Everyone fully realized that purple is being used as the awareness color for other diseases and conditions, but that's the case with any color. Since red is so well recognized for HIV/AIDS and heart disease, and pink is so well recognized for breast cancer, those colors were avoided.

Advocacy can take several forms...


  • governmental advocacy,
  • social advocacy, and
  • personal advocacy.


For more on this, please see What Is Migraine Advocacy?

June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month.


We'll have info on MHAM 2017 as soon as it's available.

Please Help Raise Awareness!


One of the most difficult issues people with Migraine disease face is the lack of awareness among the general public. This lack of understanding is the basis for the social stigma we face - and that includes lack of understanding in the workplace.


Social media tools can be very powerful in raising awareness and reducing stigma. One way you can help with this is by following us on Twitter and reTweeting our Migraine Tweets.



last updated September 30, 2015


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