57 Inspiring Mental Health Quotes (Empowering and Uplifting)

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

..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

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

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