132 Mental Health Quotes to Help You Feel Less Alone

Mental Health Quotes

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Talking about mental health is the first step towards dealing with it, and thankfully more and more people are being open and honest about theirs. Politicians, celebrities, musicians, and actors are all bringing mental health to the fore, reminding us that we are not alone in our struggles.

It can be hard to voice what we’re feeling sometimes, but these mental health quotes have put into words what many of us have been struggling to say. Thought-provoking and poignant, these quotes will make you see that you’re not alone, and will encourage you to keep going and move forward, taking each day as it comes.

The world is waking up to the fact that mental health is just as important as physical health, and by reading what other people have shared, you will find solace in the fact that you’re in very good company. Bringing sunshine into even the darkest of days, these words will make you see that it’s ok not to be ok, while also showing you a way through to the other side.

If you’re looking for more quotes for good mental health, take a look at these quotes on never giving up, these depression quotes and these grief quotes (if you’re suffering from a loss).

Mental Health Quotes

If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.

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

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.

“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

My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.

“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord

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.

“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

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.

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

If you’re suffering in a relationship, view these quotes on how to identify narcissistic people and these quotes on fake friends.

..balancing time you spend with or without people is crucial for mental health.

“..balancing time you spend with or without people is crucial for mental health.” – Amy E. Spiegel

Don’t take my devils away, because my angels may flee too.

“Don’t take my devils away, because my angels may flee too.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.

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

In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

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

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

Part of good mental health is having a true understanding of what it means to be human (both the good and bad). Expand your understanding of important concepts like kindness, spirituality, forgiveness and self-care.

What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.

“What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” – Jasmine Warga

You are so brave and quiet, I forget you are suffering.

“You are so brave and quiet, I forget you are suffering.” – Ernest Hemingway

It’s about the determination to keep walking forward.

“It’s about the determination to keep walking forward.” – Matt Haig

Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.

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

This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.

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

The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.

“The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.” – Tiffany Madison

Do not just slay your demons; dissect them and find what they’ve been feeding on.

“Do not just slay your demons; dissect them and find what they’ve been feeding on.” – Anonymous

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

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

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.

“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” – Bill Clinton

Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment.

“Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment.” – Pete Earley

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.

“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

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?

“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

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

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

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.  None but ourselves can free our minds

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.  None but ourselves can free our minds” – Bob Marley

Living with anxiety, turning up, and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most people will never know.

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

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.

“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

Regardless of where you are on the mental health spectrum, it is important to remember that, if you have a problem, with the right support and treatment you can and will get better.

“Regardless of where you are on the mental health spectrum, it is important to remember that, if you have a problem, with the right support and treatment you can and will get better.” – Shaun Davies And Andrew Kinder

The quickest way to end up feeling anger all the time is to repress it and fight against it.

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

You are stronger than you know. In the depths of despair, you find your true strength within.

“You are stronger than you know. In the depths of despair, you find your true strength within.” – Asad Meah

There is a major emphasis on positive versus negative thoughts in dealing with harmful stress and mental health in general. Realistic thoughts should perhaps be the goal.

“There is a major emphasis on positive versus negative thoughts in dealing with harmful stress and mental health in general. Realistic thoughts should perhaps be the goal.” – Dr Harry Barry

You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.

“You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.” – Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC

It’s okay to not be okay – it means that your mind is trying to heal itself.

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

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

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

The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.

“The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.” – Elyn R. Saks

I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s there to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.

“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s there to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” – J. K. Rowling

I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important,

“I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important,” – Mariah Carey

Don’t let your struggle become your identity.

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

We take care of our dental health. We don’t take care of our mental health … I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy mentally.

“We take care of our dental health. We don’t take care of our mental health … I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy mentally.” – Howie Mandel

Mental space is just another way of saying available energy. If you are fully charged, you’re more patient, willing, agile, cooperative, and available to change your mind and approach as the situation requires.

“Mental space is just another way of saying available energy. If you are fully charged, you’re more patient, willing, agile, cooperative, and available to change your mind and approach as the situation requires.” – Rajshree Patel

We now know that close friendships and affectionate relationships play a huge role in our mental health and well-being and influence how our bodies work.

“We now know that close friendships and affectionate relationships play a huge role in our mental health and well-being and influence how our bodies work.” – Paul Gilbert

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.

“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

Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you think that’s weird?

“Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you think that’s weird?” – T.J. Klune

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

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

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

“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

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.

“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

My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.

“My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord

The mind can be like a small child who just needs reassurance that things will be dealt with and looked after. That’s all it needs to let go of these mental worries.

“The mind can be like a small child who just needs reassurance that things will be dealt with and looked after. That’s all it needs to let go of these mental worries.” – Barry McDonagh

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 – writing songs and making music.

“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 – writing songs and making music.” – Mariah Carey

There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.

“There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.” – Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

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

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

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.

“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

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

“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

It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.

“It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” – Aisha Mirza

And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.

“And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.” – Miley Cyrus

Running with a partner, or a friend, or just meeting people out and about can be a balm to the isolation that mental-health problems create.

“Running with a partner, or a friend, or just meeting people out and about can be a balm to the isolation that mental-health problems create.” – Bella Mackie

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.

“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

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.

“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

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.

“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

The only journey is the journey within.

“The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Your own mental health battles or those of others can make you lose sight of it, but hope is truly the one thing that will keep you going through some of the harder times.

“Your own mental health battles or those of others can make you lose sight of it, but hope is truly the one thing that will keep you going through some of the harder times.” – Frankie Bridge

They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.

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

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

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

‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.

“‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.” – Molly Bahr, LMHC

When anxiety is in balance, it helps us to think ahead to the future, make plans, and get organized.

“When anxiety is in balance, it helps us to think ahead to the future, make plans, and get organized.” – Jessica Moore

You will emerge from this nightmare like the powerful, beautiful, resilient person that you are. It can be hard to remember this when you feel like a shell of the person you once were. But trust me: You are capable of overcoming so much more than you think.

“You will emerge from this nightmare like the powerful, beautiful, resilient person that you are. It can be hard to remember this when you feel like a shell of the person you once were. But trust me: You are capable of overcoming so much more than you think.” – Elite Daily

Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.

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

There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.

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

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.

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

I’ve run my whole life – for more than exercise, for mental health.

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

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

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

You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.

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

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 awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem.

“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 awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem.” – Demi Lovato

We would probably also feel less ashamed or afraid to talk about mental health issues if we knew more certainly where they came from, or what caused them.

“We would probably also feel less ashamed or afraid to talk about mental health issues if we knew more certainly where they came from, or what caused them.” – Edward Bullmore

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

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

I do not sleep because I am not only afraid of the monsters at my door, but also of the monsters my own mind can conjure. The ones that live within.

“I do not sleep because I am not only afraid of the monsters at my door, but also of the monsters my own mind can conjure. The ones that live within.” – Samantha Shannon

Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.

“Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.” – Nathaniel Branden

You have survived everything you have been through, and you will survive this too.

“You have survived everything you have been through, and you will survive this too.” – Matt Haig

You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.

“You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.” – Laura Davis

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.

“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

Depression… is what your suffering actually yours?

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

If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay.

“If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay.” – Stephen Levine

True suffering is being trapped in your own head.

“True suffering is being trapped in your own head.” – Adam Snowflake

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.

“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.” – C.G. Jung

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.

“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 would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.

“I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.” – John Green

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.

“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

Mental Health Quotes

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

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

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.

“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, Girl, Interrupted

To think too much is a disease.

“To think too much is a disease.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.

“Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.” – Diane Abbott

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.

“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

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.

“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” – Louise Hart

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.

“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

Take a deep breath to remember you are the child who lived through survival mode and the empowered adult who chose their healing.

“Take a deep breath to remember you are the child who lived through survival mode and the empowered adult who chose their healing.” – Dr. Nicole LePera

It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.

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

Mental health is messy and chaotic but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep trying to make sense of it.

“Mental health is messy and chaotic but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep trying to make sense of it.” – Nathan Filer

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

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

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.” – Dale Carnegie

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.

“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

There’s not shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight everyday.

“There’s not shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight everyday.” – Jared Padalecki

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 all the time about people with mental illness.

“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 all the time about people with mental illness.” – Elyn R. Saks

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.

“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

I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better — and maybe not all that much better after all.

“I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better — and maybe not all that much better after all.” – Stephen King

I sometimes feel like my head is a computer with too many windows open.

“I sometimes feel like my head is a computer with too many windows open.” – Matt Haig

Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.

“Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.” – Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, others head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.

“Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, others head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.” – Dean Karnazes

It can be a good thing, too, to learn to sit in your own weirdness.

“It can be a good thing, too, to learn to sit in your own weirdness.” – Sarah Wilson

At our lowest we find the solid ground of our foundation. And we can build ourselves anew.

“At our lowest we find the solid ground of our foundation. And we can build ourselves anew.” – Matt Haig

Experts believe that a reduction of mental and physical stress can help people focus and organize their thoughts in an efficient manner. In this, yoga excels.

“Experts believe that a reduction of mental and physical stress can help people focus and organize their thoughts in an efficient manner. In this, yoga excels.” – Susan Hollister

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

I let it get to me that day. I wasn’t in a good place. And unfortunately I was going through a rough time and I let it get to me a little bit too much. That was it.

“I let it get to me that day. I wasn’t in a good place. And unfortunately I was going through a rough time and I let it get to me a little bit too much. That was it.” – Liam Payne

There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.

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

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

Through the vehicle of our emotions, our mind, body, and spirit are sending signals that something has to shift.

“Through the vehicle of our emotions, our mind, body, and spirit are sending signals that something has to shift.” – Randy Taran

It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative–which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.

“It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative–which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.” – Sylvia Plath

But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.

“But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.” – Robert Uttaro

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.

“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

If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around.

“If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around.” – Martin H. Fischer

A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.” – Kate Middleton

Those who suffer from depression would know that all the things that might seem nonsensical are eventually real.

“Those who suffer from depression would know that all the things that might seem nonsensical are eventually real.” – Dwimirnani

Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.

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

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.

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

I didn’t talk to anyone about [postpartum depression]. I was very reluctant.. Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.

“I didn’t talk to anyone about [postpartum depression]. I was very reluctant.. Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.” – Adele (See more postpartum depression quotes)

It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.

“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” – Steve Maraboli

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. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.

“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. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.” – Howie Mandel

Is stress inflicted on you — or created by you?

“Is stress inflicted on you — or created by you?” – Frank Sonnenberg

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.

“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

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.

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

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

“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

There is a point where courage becomes a symptom of mental illness.

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

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

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

PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” – Susan Pease Banitt

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