14th May 2018

People who get migraine are more likely to struggle with their mental health

The Migraine Trust is urging anyone who is struggling with their mental health to seek help

This Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), we are highlighting that people who get migraine are three times more likely to have depression, and that people with depression are also three times more likely to get migraine.

We are urging anyone who is struggling with their mental health to seek help.

It is not just the frequent and debilitating pain that people with migraine experience, but the negative impact that it can have on their work, studies, and relationships, that affects their mental health.

Wendy Thomas, chief executive of The Migraine Trust, urged anyone who is struggling with their mental health to seek help. She said:

“Migraine can be such a disempowering condition. It can often feel like migraines are controlling your life.

“That’s why it’s crucial to seek help and not suffer through what can be a very lonely illness. Help is available from charities such as The Migraine Trust, mental health charities or your GP. The important thing is to seek support once you realise that you are struggling with your mental health and not go through this alone.”

We have two support services for people affected by migraine, an information service that provides information about migraine and its management, and an advocacy service that supports people with migraine in their employment, education and accessing healthcare.