The June 13, 2018 Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Social Media Challenge was inspired by a quote by Albert Einstein, who said, “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”
In relating other people living with Migraine, Cluster Headache, or other headache disorder, it’s important that we try to do the right thing. However, doing what’s right isn’t always clear or easy. Doing the right thing may not always be well-received. Think about what it means to do the right thing in the following circumstances:
- A patient is not receiving appropriate treatment.
- A patient is engaged in lifestyle choices that can make headache disorders worse.
- Someone’s doctor isn’t qualified to diagnose or treat migraine appropriately.
- A patient shares information that is incorrect, outdated, unproven, or potentially dangerous.
- Someone makes false statements about Migraine, Cluster, or other headache disorders.
- An employer refuses to make reasonable accommodations for workers with headache disorders.
- Family, friends, or co-workers ridicule a patient or offer unsolicited advice that is patient-blaming.
Can you think of other situations in which we may have to decide on the best course of action?
Ways to participate
- Share this post on your social media profiles. Personalize the post by sharing your response to today’s challenge.
- Respond to the challenge by commenting below.
- Write a blog post, responding to today’s challenge. When published, share the link to your post in the comments below and we’ll promote your blog’s participation in the #MHAM2018 Social Media Challenge.
- Don’t forget to invite your friends to take the #MHAM2018 Social Media Challenge, too!
Want to know more?
- View the full list of this year’s daily challenges.
- Discover the history of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
The #MHAM2018 Challenge is a project of MigraineDisease.co
© Copyright 2018 Tammy Rome. All rights reserved.
Medical Review by: David Watson, MD