Headstrong

Your brain is just as important as the rest of your body. From dealing with the daily stress of modern life, to major mental health issues, HuffPost's Headstrong project helps you take care of yourself so you can take on the world.

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There are mood-related signs you're low on nutrients like vitamin D. Here's how to tell and what to do about it.
Self-care doesn't have to be expensive. Here are some super-affordable ways to take better care of yourself, starting now.
Therapists explain the many reasons the "therapy hour" is shorter than a full hour.
People who live with chronic pain conditions share the debilitating, frustrating realities they experience daily.
"I don't want to do a thing today. I did a thing yesterday. That's enough things."

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Parents open up about their children's pain struggles.
With the number of American seniors expected to almost double by 2060, there is a growing need to find alternative pain management tools.
These are the questions you should ask and how you should approach a treatment plan, according to experts.
The fact that I was shocked by a freak accident, the kind that stole my husband less than two years ago, produced a new kind of survivor’s guilt.
“The aggressive surgical plan was my best shot at preventing a cancer recurrence after discovering my nasty BRCA1 gene mutation during my shocking cancer diagnosis as a healthy, 30-year-old woman.”
Like many mental illnesses, anxiety can be hidden. But panic attacks are often frighteningly visible.
The Department of Transportation is considering new rules that would restrict service animals on airplanes to specially trained dogs.
"We’re missing out on all of these meaningful moments with our kids, because we’re literally just trying to survive."
It doesn't matter how long it's been since the breakup: Discovering your ex has moved on with a new boyfriend or girlfriend can feel like a punch in the gut.
Honestly, we could all take note from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
There are a few factors that affect whether you recall what happened in your brain during sleep.
Examining the most prominent mental health events that went down in the last 10 years and what else needs to be done to erase stigma.