June 2017: Migraine Awareness Month

WHEREAS, migraines are an inherited neurological disorder characterized by the over excitability of specific areas of the brain; and,

WHEREAS, migraines are a misunderstood disease that is under treated and often undiagnosed; and,

WHEREAS, migraines affect more than 37 million Americans, with more than 4 million Americans experiencing chronic daily migraines; and,

WHEREAS, migraines are debilitating and have been named by the World Health Organization as one of the most disabling illnesses; and,

WHEREAS, regardless of the high occurrence of migraines and their impact on the individual experiencing them, their families and the economy, the neurological disorder is still underfunded; and,

WHEREAS, the U.S. Pain Foundation recognizes migraines as a public health issue that causes serious societal and economic consequences; and,

WHEREAS, increased awareness about the effects of migraines results in better outcomes, increased access to migraine care as well as empowerment and validation for those diagnosed;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2017 as Migraine Awareness Month in Michigan.