Quotes About Mental Health

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Mental health is as important as food for the human body. But, most of the time, mental health is often misunderstood by people. As someone with a chronic anxiety disorder, and intermittent agoraphobia, it is essential for mental health to keep to a routine, be busy, go out, and enjoyed. Quotes about mental health also help you and others to understand your feelings better and let you know that you are not alone; some people love you and want to help you!

We have compiled inspiring mental health quotes that we feel incorporates mental health and the struggles that are faced.

Quotes About Mental Health

“I had people saying ‘it’s all in your head’. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?” Sonia Estrada

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation” Glenn Close

“Sometimes, mental illness is terrifying because you feel like you’ve lost control of your mind and nothing makes sense. It’s like watching yourself on autopilot and having little to no control”

“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart” Linda Poindexter

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die” Juliette Lewis

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so” Lemony Snicket

“Trying to show that you have mental illness to somebody who’s never had it is like trying to describe a new color to the colorblind” Simmy Kors

”Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step” Mariska Hargitay

“Am I a mindless fool? My life is a fragment, a disconnected dream that has no continuity. I am so tired of senselessness. I am tired of the music that my feelings sing, the dream music” Ross David Burke

“Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going” Noam Shpancer, PhD

“Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hinding. You are worthy, always.” S.C. Lourie

“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression” Jasmine Warga

“I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden” Sophie Turner

“I fight for my health every day in ways most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior”

“I cannot stand the words “Get over it”. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK” Beau Taplin

“You think that the mental anguish you are experiencing is a permanent condition, but for the vast majority of people it is only a temporary state” Jenny Offill

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club” Prince Harry

“About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times” Carl Gustav Jung

“Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand” Megan Chance

“If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it” Russell Wilson

“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most” Mark Twain

“Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh

“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road” Unknown

“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need” Amy Poehler

“Because I’m not, in fact, depressed, Prozac makes me manic and numb – one of the reasons I slice my arm in the first place is that I’m coked to the gills on something utterly wrong for what I have” Marya Hornbacher

“She is beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again” J.M. Storm

“You may have to fight a battle more than once” Margaret Thatcher

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way” Charles Bukowski

“I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself” Rosamund Lupton

“I used to feel like i was on the top of the world. Then one day, i noticed that it felt like i was no longer on the top of the world. I was just floating around inside of it. And then eventually, it felt like the world was on top of me” Colleen Hoover

“There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help” Howie Mandel

“Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild” Nikita Gill

“Don’t let your struggle become your identity” Unknown

“My good fortune is not that I’ve recovered from mental illness. I have not, nor will I ever. My good fortune lies in having found my life” Elyn R. Saks

“Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it” Charles Bukowski

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t” John Green

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries” Astrid Alauda

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary” Fred Rogers

“Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever” Susanna Kaysen

“They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me” Nathaniel Lee

“The quickest way to end up feeling anger all the time is to repress it and fight against it” Jessica Moore

“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all” Erik Erikson

“The only people who have room to worry about the future are those who aren’t fighting just to survive the present” Kerry Kletter

“I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life” Jonathan Harnisch

“It’s okay to not be okay – it means that your mind is trying to heal itself” Abhijit Naskar

“I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind”

“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human” Lori Deschene

“There is a point where courage becomes a symptom of mental illness” Wayne Gerard Trotman

“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen”

“Depression… is what your suffering actually yours?” Susanna Mittermaier

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN” Matt Haig

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill

“Mental health sufferers are not crazy. They have special insight. You better recognize that setting aside your interest people to stay asleep and show empathy towards God’s imperfect creations, otherwise the world has no meaning to exist” Maria Karvouni

“The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need” Demi Lovato

“Part of my identity is saying no to things I don’t want to do… I check in with myself throughout the day and I say, ‘Do I really want to do this?’ and if the answer is no, then I don’t do it. And you shouldn’t either” Lady Gaga

“Mental health is an important topic, and should be discussed more frequently. It’s not “attention seeking” Brien Blatt

“Except you cannot outrun insanity, anymore than you can outrun your own shadow” Alyssa Reyans

“Living with anxiety, turning up, and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most people will never know” Matt Haig

“Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let’s raise the awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem” Demi Lovato

“Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won’t be any recovery” Dan Fisher

“Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear” Laura Davis

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” Amy March

“Sometimes self care is exercise and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire season of TV in one weekend while you lounge around in your pajamas. Whatever soothes your soul” Nanea Hoffman

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people” Carl Jung

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“I’m struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are” Justin Bieber

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds” Tara Westover

“It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love” Mariah Carey

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” Henry David Thoreau

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“I’m not faking being sick. I’m actually faking being well”

“Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character” Pastor Rick Warren

“That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane” Erich Fromm

“Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether” Stephanie Garber

“This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not” Cammie McGovern

“Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up!. Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life” Les Brown

“My personality disorder doesn’t define who I am, it explains it”

“You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission” Flannery O’Connor

“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others” Jasmine Warga

“I’ve run my whole life – for more than exercise, for mental health” Wendelin Van Draanen

“Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear” Laura Davis

“The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about” Unknown

“What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes” Raymond L. Cramer

“But Hey, Guess What! Crazy means I’m not liable for my actions. So screw it, I’ll go home, propped up on Prozac against distractions” Ellen Hopkins

“You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know” Lili Rhinehart

“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn’t have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness” Demi Lovato

“I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control” Criss Jami

“The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire” Mama Indigo

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t” John Green

“I would say what others have said: It gets better. One day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are. In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself” Wentworth Miller

“No one would ever tell a cancer patient to ‘just get over it.’ Why people think they can tell those with a mental illness as much is baffling” Sara Ella, Coral

“The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain” William Styron

“Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self” Karen Salmansohn

“It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes” Jared Padalecki

“Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see” John Green

“If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken” Selena Gomez

“The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health” Stefan Molyneux

“Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is an essential. Your self-care is a necessity”

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them” Joubert Botha

“men aren’t in touch with their emotions, and don’t share enough” Meg Cabot

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” Albus Dumbledore

“Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There’s only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives” Tori Spelling

“Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with” Adam Ant

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely” John Green

“The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire” Mama Indigo



Mental health is important, Poor mental health contributes to a bad lifestyle, or it is the other way to deteriorate yourself. Here’s a collection of beautiful Quoteen that will motivate you to maintain positive mental health. And we hope they may positively help you! So, do share with your friends and precious ones and help them in the most inspirational way!

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