Change your avatar for migraine awareness!

Change your avatar for migraine awareness!

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month! One way to spread awareness is to change your avatar (profile image) across social media sites. You can download any of the images to use as your own.

Looking for other ways to spread the word about the impact of migraine? Check out this list of migraine facts to share via social media or this list of share-worthy articles. We’ll also be posting new articles throughout the month – stay tuned!

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  • eileenbunny
    3 years ago

    June is migraine AND headache awareness month. Even though this is migraine.Com I think it is extremely insensitive to ignore other headache disorder groups and pretend they don’t exist in this.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi there eileenbunny,
    We greatly appreciate you being part of our community and taking the time to join in on the migraine and headache awareness month discussions!

    Here at Migraine.com we strive to address and bring awareness to all migraine and headache types. We also strongly encourage & welcome community member feedback and/or suggestions (just like this feedback regarding the avatar post:)!) should you ever notice a gap and/or key missing component(s) to migraine and/or headache disorder topic that may be beneficial to share with the community. Please never hesitate to contact us at contact@migraine.com.

    Here is a basic overview of some of the other headache types we have on one of our main tabs on our site: https://migraine.com/headache-types/

    Also, if you are ever looking to research a particular type on our site, you may do so by searching in the box in the top right hand corner.

    Thank you again for helping to bring awareness by being an engaging member in our migraine.com community! Please always feel free to reach out.

    Warmly,
    Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

  • SuzieR
    3 years ago

    I changed my avatar. It’s really cool to see it on facebook popped up over and over again in conversations I’m having on various forums on wildly different subjects! Totally making people aware of migraines! And now I need a nap because I’ve had too much computer time 😉

  • kihart
    3 years ago

    I changed my avatar June 1st. I had 2 shares & 1 like (all family). I have posted two suggested articles, which I thank you for providing, and nothing. I seem to be getting more than usual, post about cure cancer and pray everyday for cancer. I’m all for that and I do pray for all those with health issues. Just very disappointing in lack of response or “glad to be educated or something. Very disheartening! Especially it being heriditary. My mom, me, and two sons have them. My mom died of a brain aneurysm when she was 53. My dad now thinks with new research its related. He was my “like” response. I’m 58 and Was diagnosed with them at 34. Last two years kicked in To overdrive (chronic). On FML & go in every chance I get. Had my first Botox treatment so we will see how that goes. I get more support from work than friends and family. I guess that’s a plus in some ways. Thanks for the avatars. Not sure I’m going forward with it. Just disappointed!!!!!

  • SHeber
    3 years ago

    Hi everyone!

    I wanted to share my way of celebrating Migraine Awareness Month this year. I decided that I want to try to educate those closest to me. I have a lot of links and pictures and information to educate my friends and family. So, everyday this month I want to send out something informative. I have to say it feels good that the line of communication is opening. I think this is a pretty good way to celebrate and educate.

  • LAnnSmith
    3 years ago

    Thanks for providing these avatars, I changed mine. Facebook friends replied quickly with positive comments, some of my best support is from people I’ve never met.

  • kmh
    3 years ago

    Does anyone know how to change your avatar?

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi there Kellie,
    Have you had any success DL an avatar since posting this? You should be able to directly click on the image that you would like and save it from there and upload. However, to save you from any possible frustration, I’ll go ahead and email you an avatar to hopefully make things easier! 🙂 -Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

  • Heather Benton
    3 years ago

    It is ironic that June is migraine awareness as starting in May and all summer is peek Migraine time for me. I basically am in bed for the summer. I am for CANADA, little PEI. It is a humid heat, damp and not migraine friendly. I have had one since the first part of May and she just won’t break. I am so beyond words to describe my frustration. And in the past 2 days my 3 family members have decided to ”tell me what I should be doing” or ”suck it up for awhile” or ”you should see a specialist” Omg if I could count the number I already went to in 4 different province.
    On a light note we have just one child left at home he’s 15 and a great kid. I suffer big time from Aphasia and he thinks it’s just hilarious. So at home we have turned, what was so embarrassing to me, into something we laugh out loud at many times a day. It is helpful better than stressing over feeling stupid.
    I have had migraines since I was a child, and still NO ONE GETS IT as I said my family doesn’t get it. And the 3 that said some get Migraines not Chronic or serious systems as I! We can go back 4 generations on my Moms side of Migraine Suffers. I will flood my Facebook with info…that will tick people of but better than other crap on there. In Canada it is very different than in the US. As far as treatment, which doctors you see, and of course you can choose. PEI is so so small we don’t even have anyone to do BOTOX. Little behind times.
    I like your comment below BchBm I haven’t worked in 11 year!

  • SuzieR
    3 years ago

    Totally with you! My brain is banging and hasn’t stopped since a 4 day migraine a week ago – Summer is here! I’m sick to death of being given “caring” advice with just undermines the severity of my condition. My aunt tells me that when she had a short time of experiencing migraines, (really? Then they were probably NOT migraines, then), thinking positively warded them off! So let’s all try that, then! My 17 year old daughter is pretty great – cracks me up all the time. Looks like we both managed to do something very right despite our horrible migraines!

  • BchBm
    3 years ago

    Kudos to anyone who does, I learned a long time ago that publicly acknowledging migraines or seizures is committing career suicide.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi BchBm,

    That’s exactly why we should change our Avatars! It’s time to end migraine and headache stigma. If 38 million American’s who suffer take part, things will hopefully change!

    Nancy

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