National Headache Awareness Week 2010 takes place June 6-12. The National Headache Foundation has a wealth of information on its website including activities taking place across the U.S. during the week, free newsletter sign-up and topic sheets. The NHF will also be posting answers (provided by headache experts) to questions submitted by website visitors.
While we headache and migraine sufferers are all too "aware" of the impact chronic headaches have on our lives and the lives of those close to us, I think it's important to spread the word and educate non-headache-sufferers. Sometimes I feel I share a little too much and sound overly negative or just plain boring, but people need to know that we aren't lazy, hypochondriacs, drama queens or kings, or crazy. We're in severe pain. Awareness could also result in additional funding for research and better health insurance coverage (please allow me to dream).
Happy National Headache Awareness Week. Spread the word!