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100 Mental Health Quotes

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Here are 100 mental health quotes that can remind us about the importance of talking about it.

  1. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming of it. – Helen Keller
  2. Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. – Arthur Somers Roche
  3. 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
  4. As you reflect back on the previous weeks, months or year, look for moments you can celebrate too. There will be some, even if you have to look a little harder. – Emily Coxhead
  5. Blogging about mental health can have a huge impact. – Dennis Relojo-Howell
  6. 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
  7. Change what you can, manage what you can’t. – Raymond McCauley
  8. Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength. – Theodore Roosevelt
  9. Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language. – Dr Lauren Fogel Mersy
  10. Developing and maintaining a healthy gut will support a healthy mind. – Anna Mapson
  11. Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda
  12. Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness. – Desmond Tutu
  13. Early intervention is crucial. If we reach out to the younger generation we could potentially stop a mental health condition manifesting further. – Liz Rotherham
  14. Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. – Mason Cooley
  15. Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health. – Gail Porter
  16. Feeding your brain with good nourishment is as important as feeding your body healthy food. And do it daily as well; don’t be starving in the positivity department. – Alexandra Watson
  17. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  18. Feeling your feelings will not lead to depression. – Jordan Pickell
  19. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. – Allen Ginsberg
  20. 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
  21. Good humour is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. – Grenville Kleiser
  22. Happiness can be found in even the darkest times, if only one remembers to turn on the light. – JK Rowling
  23. Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step. – Mariska Hargitay
  24. I am a work in progress. – Violet Yates
  25. I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung
  26. I don’t suffer from mental illness, I live with it. – David Feherty
  27. If I’m not here tomorrow how do I know if it will be the best day of my life? – Lizzy Adams 
  28. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Fredrick Douglass
  29. If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. – Selena Gomez
  30. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  31. If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world. – Arianna Huffington
  32. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray
  33. If you want to succeed at change, you need to want the result enough to tolerate the discomfort and take the harder path. – Hannah Louise Paskin
  34. I have to remind myself that not everyone else is to blame for how I feel. That my emotions do what they do and it’s not just because someone else made me feel that way. I try to stop where I am and look around myself before reacting. – Sarah Bleckman
  35. 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
  36. I knew well enough that one could fracture one’s legs and arms and recover afterwards, but I did not know that you could fracture the brain in your head and recover from that too. – Vincent van Gogh
  37. Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  38. Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. – Steve Maraboli
  39. It’s possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder or any other mental illness [you’re] struggling with. – Demi Lovato
  40. 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
  41. Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so. – Lemony Snicket
  42. Kids don’t do as you say, they do as you do. Want your kids to have positive mental health? Show them how you look after yours. – Alice Brown
  43. Live in the here and now, not the fear and now. – Andy Coley
  44. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball
  45. Mental health affects every aspect of your life. It’s not just this neat little issue you can put into a box. – Shannon Purser
  46. Mental health is just like diabetes, heart problems, eye problems; we all need help. – Bettie Jordan
  47. Mental Health is the freedom of knowing and accepting one’s self. – Julie Leibrich
  48. Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with. – Adam Ant
  49. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. – Bill Clinton
  50. My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it. – Emery Lord
  51. My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. – Patty Duke
  52. No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past. – Karen Salmansohn
  53. 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
  54. Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. – Walter Anderson
  55. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles. – Charlie Chaplin
  56. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau
  57. Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self. – Karen Salmansohn
  58. 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
  59. Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most. – Mark Twain
  60. Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there. – Andy Puddicombe
  61. Self-care is child care. – Kim McCabe
  62. Self-love is a form of activism. Make loving yourself is non-negotiable. – Steph Heald
  63. 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. – JM Storm
  64. Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes. – Russ Harris
  65. Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologising for my wild. – Nikita Gill
  66. Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin
  67. Sometimes people around you won’t understand you or your journey. They don’t need to. – Shilpa Panchmatia
  68. 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 pyjamas. Whatever soothes your soul. – Nanea Hoffman
  69. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe 
  70. The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health. – Stefan Molyneux
  71. 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
  72. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
  73. 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 deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  74. The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse. – Tiffany Madison
  75. The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society. – Matthew Quick
  76. There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen
  77. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. – John Green
  78. There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet. – Matt Haig
  79. The world would not be a better place without you. – Jessica Gallier
  80. This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. – Cammie McGovern
  81. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. – Vincent van Gogh
  82. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert Schuller
  83. 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
  84. We live in a world where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you’re depressed, everyone runs the other way. That’s the stigma. We are so… accepting of any body part breaking down, other than our brains. And that’s ignorance. That’s pure ignorance. And that ignorance has created a world that doesn’t understand depression, that doesn’t understand mental health. – Kevin Breel
  85. We need never be ashamed of our tears. – Charles Dickens
  86. 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
  87. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation. – Glenn Close
  88. What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside. – Jasmine Warga
  89. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch
  90. Wherever you go, there you are. – Marilyn Devonish
  91. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. – Maya Angelou
  92. You are not your feelings. You just experience them. Anger, sadness, hate, depression, fear. This is the rain you walk in. But you don’t become the rain. You know the rain will pass. You walk on. And you remember the soft glow of the sun that will come again. – Matt Haig
  93. 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
  94. 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
  95. You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. – Dan Millman
  96. You practise being the person you become. – Gerry Joaquim
  97. You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. – Robin Williams
  98. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha
  99. Your body speaks to you in sensations. If you ignore it when it whispers you’ll be forced to take notice when it shouts. – Gerry Joaquim
  100. Your mental and physical fitness is as important as brushing your teeth and should be exercised daily as a non-negotiable. – Sara Clarke

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