Friday, June 13, 2014

Wish Everyone Knew This About Migraines #MHAMBC

The day 13 prompt is to watch and respond to the following video clip:

What I love about this video is that it highlights the wide variety of experiences and the unexpected consequences for those of us living with migraines. As someone disabled by chronic migraines I've been surprised and endlessly frustrated by the severe lack of understanding about the disease despite how common it is, even among those of us who have it.

Everyone thinks they know about migraines because everyone either knows someone who has them or they have had some themselves. Trying to educate people about something they think they already understand is difficult. As difficult as it is to do person to person, it is so much more difficult to re-educate our society. Unfortunately, as long as the general public views migraines as "just a headache" it will never be understood and never be prioritized financially.

I wish migraines could get the kind of PR breast cancer does. Imagine if we could raise that kind of money and that level of awareness and participation...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the video. We've got to focus our efforts on those who don't understand the Migraine facts presented, so we can reduce stigma and hopefully THAT will result in increased funding and result in targeted treatments that will be more helpful. It's a long road, but thank you for adding your strength to the work we're trying to accomplish!!