September is Pain Awareness Month

Help IASP Spread the Word About #PainAwarenessMonth

Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? Help IASP raise public awareness around pain, pain management, and all the great work that pain professionals do during the month of September (and beyond).

Use the tools below to share important information on social media, access the latest research and science around pain, and help shed light on the pain field.

Don't forget to use the the hashtag #PAINAWARENESSMONTH

Wear Blue for Pain: #ShowUsYourBlue

Blue is the designated color for pain awareness. We're encouraging everybody to participate in Pain Awareness Month by wearing blue on 27 September! Show your support by wearing blue to work, taking a selfie, and tagging it with #ShowUsYourBlue and #PainAwarenessMonth.

Get Involved

The key to raising awareness is to get involved. Here are some ways that you and your community can participate in Pain Awareness Month.

1. Use social media

Social media is a powerful tool for raising awareness. You can create your own posts by including graphics and IASP resources from this page using #PainAwarenessMonth. You can also retweet and share IASP's posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

2. Wear blue on 27 September

Join IASP, along with others around the world by wearing blue on 27 September. Host a "Wear Your Blue day" at your workplace, take a photo, and share it with IASP using #ShowUsYourBlue and #PainAwarenessMonth.

3. Share your story

We would love to hear from you! Let us know why you study pain using #WhyIStudyPain and #PainAwarenessMonth.

Social Media Tools and Resources

Download these tools and spread awareness using #PainAwarenessMonth

Pain Story Videos


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IASP Resources

Read and share all these resources for you and your community to learn more about pain.

Free Webinars

Free Ebooks

  • "Drawings of My Pain" developed by APED based on a Portuguese art exhibition by pediatric pain patients (Available in English and Portuguese)

PAIN Journal Articles

Free RELIEF News Items

Free Fact Sheets (Available in Up To 16 Languages)