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81 Inspirational Mental Health Quotes (STAY POSITIVE)

Top 16 Most Famous Mental Health Quotes (BEST)

“I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth.”

Kerry Washington
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. - Laurell K. Hamilton
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. – Laurell K. Hamilton
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. - John Green
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. – John Green
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation. - Glenn Close
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation. – Glenn Close
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. - Henry David Thoreau
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. - Sigmund Freud
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. – Sigmund Freud

“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
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. - Dan Millman
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. – Dan Millman
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
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
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. - Carl Jung
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
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen
Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language. - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language. – Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind. - Aisha Mirza
It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind. – Aisha Mirza
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. - John Lubbock
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. – John Lubbock

20 Empowering Mental Health Quotes To Overcome Negative Thoughts

“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 others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.”

Beau Taplin
My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it. - Emery Lord
My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it. – Emery Lord
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list. - Michelle Obama
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list. – Michelle Obama
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
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

“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
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. - Maya Angelou
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou
This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. - Cammie McGovern
This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. – Cammie McGovern
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. - Nido R Qubein
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido R Qubein

“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
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle
Tough times never last, but tough people do! - Robert Schuller
Tough times never last, but tough people do! – Robert Schuller

“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
You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. - Max Lucado
You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. – Max Lucado
Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. - Joubert Botha
Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. – Joubert Botha
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore
The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
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
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
In the middle of winter, I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. - Albert Camus
In the middle of winter, I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

5 Motivational Mental Health Quotes for Students

“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
Just remember, you are not alone, in fact, you are in a very commonplace with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals. - Mike Moreno
Just remember, you are not alone, in fact, you are in a very commonplace with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals. – Mike Moreno
You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you. You are not alone. - Shonda Rhimes
You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you. You are not alone. – Shonda Rhimes
If you’re going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill
If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. - Khalil Gibran
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Khalil Gibran

4 Mental Health Quotes that Will Amplify Your Courage

“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
Promise me you’ll always remember You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they're never weakness. - Brené Brown
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. – Brené Brown
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

6 Mental Health Quotes to Help You Stay True to Who You Are

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. - Julian Seifter
You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. – Julian Seifter
All stress, anxiety, depression, is caused when we ignore who we are, and start living to please others. - Paulo Coelho
All stress, anxiety, depression, is caused when we ignore who we are, and start living to please others. – Paulo Coelho
Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health. - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health. – Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that. - Sam J. Miller
We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that. – Sam J. Miller
Let your story go. Allow yourself to be present with who you are right now. - Russ Kyle
Let your story go. Allow yourself to be present with who you are right now. – Russ Kyle
Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character. - Rick Warren
Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character. – Rick Warren

6 Mental Health Quotes that Will Inspire You to Get Help

“You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.”

Lili Reinhart
Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone. - Lisa Olivera
Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone. – Lisa Olivera
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
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

“I was with someone recently who asked: ‘Well, don’t you think that if you do too much therapy it will take away your artistic process?’ And I told them: ‘The biggest lie that we’ve ever been sold is that we as artists have to stay in pain to create’.”

Katy Perry
What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with. - Pink
What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with. – Pink
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. - Edgar Allan Poe
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. – Edgar Allan Poe

6 Mental Health Quotes to Help You Take Care of Yourself More

“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
Self-care is how you take your power back. - Lalah Delia
Self-care is how you take your power back. – Lalah Delia
Your mental health is everything – prioritize it. Make the time like your life depends on it, because it does. - Mel Robbins
Your mental health is everything – prioritize it. Make the time like your life depends on it, because it does. – Mel Robbins
Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“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
Take your time healing, as long as you want. Nobody else knows what you’ve been through. How could they know how long it will take to heal you - Abertoli
Take your time healing, as long as you want. Nobody else knows what you’ve been through. How could they know how long it will take to heal you? – Abertoli

2 Mental Health Quotes on Being Normal

“Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”

Beyoncé
There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet. - Matt Haig
There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet. – Matt Haig

2 Mental Health Quotes on Growth

“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.”

Steven Aitchison
There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. - Fred Rogers
There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. – Fred Rogers

15 Mental Health Quotes that Will Make You Think

“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
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW. - Shannon L. Alder
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW. – Shannon L. Alder
Mental health… is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going. - Noam Shpancer, PhD
Mental health… is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going. – Noam Shpancer, PhD

“No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness.”

Elyn R. Saks
Over the course of the past decade, there’s been increased willingness to recognize mental health as an essential part of one’s well-being. - Nicole Spector
Over the course of the past decade, there’s been increased willingness to recognize mental health as an essential part of one’s well-being. – Nicole Spector
Consequently, actions that successfully improve the overall mental health of the population are likely to be accompanied by other important benefits to society. - Elliott Goldner
Consequently, actions that successfully improve the overall mental health of the population are likely to be accompanied by other important benefits to society. – Elliott Goldner

“Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you.”

Emma Stone
Slow, deep breathing is important… It’s like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm the anchor won’t get rid of the storm, but it will hold you steady until it passes. - Russ Harris
Slow, deep breathing is important… It’s like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t get rid of the storm, but it will hold you steady until it passes. – Russ Harris
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. - Glenn Close
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. – Glenn Close

“We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently.”

Michelle Obama
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. - Kody Keplinger
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. – Kody Keplinger

“Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?”

Kristen Bell
If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. - Selena Gomez
If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. – Selena Gomez
Change what you can, manage what you can’t. - Raymond McCauley
Change what you can, manage what you can’t. – Raymond McCauley

“Being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness — that’s why more and more mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s the same as being physically sick. And when you keep all those things inside, when you bottle them up, it makes you ill.”

Cara Delevingne

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