Find solace and inspiration in our curated collection of mental health quotes, fostering your self–care, resilience, and well–being.
In this fast–paced and demanding world, it is essential to carve out time for self–reflection, self–care, and self–compassion. Maintaining a mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well–being, and it often requires intentional effort.
Our latest collection of mental health quotes can serve as a source of inspiration to prioritize and nurture our mental well–being. They derived from various sources such as renowned psychologists, therapists, thinkers, authors, and other influential figures with lived experiences.
These quotes offer insights, encouragement, and guidance on how to navigate the complexities of our emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Whether we are seeking motivation to prioritize self–care or insights to deepen our self–awareness, we got covered.
In the following collection of mental health quotes, we invite you to explore a treasure trove of wisdom that aims to support your mental health journey. May these quotes helpful, providing comfort and inspiration as you navigate the path towards a balanced and thriving mind.
Mental health awareness quotes
Experience the impact of meaningful mental health quotes, fostering understanding, empathy, and compassion for ourselves and others.
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.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
People feel so much shame about [mental health], so if, by talking about it, I can even have an impact on one person, that would be awesome.
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.
I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.
People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Positive mental health quotes
Embrace the power of positive affirmations with this section of mental health quotes. They will nurturing a mindset of resilience and fostering mental well–being.
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.
In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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.
Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.
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.
Inspirational mental health quotes
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
Mental health problems do not affect three or four out of every five persons, but one out of one.
Karl A. Menninger
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
Robert Foster Bennett
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.
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.
Men’s mental health quotes
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.
Healthy is being physically strong, mentally calm and steady and emotionally soft.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
Insanity – a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
R. D. Laing
It is impossible to get out of a problem by using the same kind of thinking that it took to get into it.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
Mental health quotes short
Unlock the wisdom from this section of short mental health quotes, igniting hope and reminding us that we are not alone in our struggles.
This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.
Is stress inflicted on you – or created by you?
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Loving thoughts and actions are clearly beneficial for our physical and mental health.
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
Depression… is what your suffering actually yours?
Funny mental health quotes
I can sympathize with people’s pains but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.
Talking to yourself is okay. Answering back is risky.
The good part about having a mental disorder is having a valid reason for all the stupid things we do because of a damaged prefrontal cortex. However, the best part is seeing someone completely sane do the exact same things, without a valid excuse. This is the great equalizer of God and His little gift for all us crazy people to enjoy.
Shannon L. Alder
A question that always makes me hazy is, is it me or are the others crazy?
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
One in five people have dandruff. One in four people have a mental health problem. I’ve had both.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your three best friends. If they’re OK, then it’s you.
Rita Mae Brown
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
Motivational quotes for mental health
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido R Qubein
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
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.
The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.
Reality is something you rise above.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Strength mental health quotes
Find the pwer of perseverance and strength in a selection of poignant mental health quotes.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
It’s really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.
If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.
The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.
I hope you live a life you are proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
To anyone out there who’s hurting it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.
You are stronger than you know. In the depths of despair, you find your true strength within.
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.
Living with anxiety, turning up, and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most people will never know.
Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.
Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
Sad mental health quotes
If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It’s so sad. We know what to do. We just don’t do it.
Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.
You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you.
In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.
I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.
David Alan Grier
Mental health is such a complex thing and so difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Who does have mental problems? What’s the difference between mental problems and depression and sadness?
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.
If I can’t feel, if I can’t move, if I can’t think, and I can’t care, then what conceivable point is there in living?
Kay Redfield Jamison
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
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
Cute mental health quotes
Find wisdom int his section of mental health quotes, encouraging personal growth, self–reflection, and emotional healing.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.
I learned to smile, avoiding happiness advice.
Mental health affects every aspect of your life. It’s not just this neat little issue you can put into a box.
I sometimes feel like my head is a computer with too many windows open.
Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.
Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
I’ve run my whole life – for more than exercise, for mental health.
Wendelin Van Draanen
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allen Poe
Don’t take my devils away, because my angels may flee too.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.
Mental health matters quotes
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.
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.
Start prioritizing your mental health instead of adjusting to toxic spaces.
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.
Mental health is an important topic, and should be discussed more frequently. It’s noattention seeking.
There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business.
Life is waiting for you. You might be stuck here for a while, but the world isn’t going anywhere. Hang on in there if you can. Life is always worth it.
When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.
Mental health can be just as important as physical health – and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.
It’s important to point out that mental health is more about wellness rather than sickness.
Children mental health quotes
The parent–child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.
Bessel van der Kolk
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
The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.
Bruce D. Perry
A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.
When we don’t fund Child Protective Services, there are consequences for all of us. Violence manifests itself. Mental health services in Texas are extremely poor. The answer is not to wait until they do something to get them help.
Raising self–centered kids is not good for society, but it’s also not good for their own mental health to be completely self–absorbed.
More than 35 percent of the children exposed to a single traumatic event will develop serious mental health problems … The real crisis of Katrina is the hundreds of thousands of ravaged, displaced and traumatized children.
Bruce D. Perry
A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.
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.
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.
Good mental health quotes
I’m not a tough guy or a good fighter at all. [Boxing] is just a great way to work out that’s not boring. It’s also good for your mental health. If you have an Irish or Scottish last name you should definitely do it.
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
The significance is that it is my challenge; it gets me out of the door every morning and it is good for my physical and mental health which I can monitor on a daily basis.
Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health.
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.
You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.
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.
Your mental health is everything – prioritize it. Make the time like your life depends on it, because it does.
Mental health isn’t always about feeling good. As I define it, mental health is about accepting reality on reality’s terms.
These mental health quotes remind us of the importance of taking care of our emotional needs, just as we would tend to our physical health. They offer wisdom and perspective to cultivate self–acceptance, stress management, and self–improvement.
By incorporating the wisdom into our daily lives, we can cultivate a positive mindset, stronger resilience, and sense of well–being. Keep these mental health quotes close to your heart. Let them provide solace and validation, helping us to feel seen, heard, and understood.
Hope that you have found inspiration and meaningful insights through the exploration of mental health quotes. May the words and wisdom of these mental health quotes resonate with you on a personal level, reminding you that you are not alone in your mental health journey.
Remember, every step you take towards improving your mental health, no matter how small, it’s matters. Always engage in activities that bring you joy, practice mindfulness and self–compassion, and create healthy boundaries that prioritize your well–being.
Take one step at a time, and know that you are making a positive difference in your life. Keep going, stay strong, and never lose sight of the incredible person you are becoming.