60 Quotes On Mental Health That Will Help You Feel Better

60 Quotes On Mental Health That Will Help You Feel Better

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Mental health is as important as any other health condition and I’m glad that the stigma around mental health is slowly but surely dissolving. Bollywood celebs like Deepika Padukone and Parineeti Chopra openly spoke about their long battle with depression and encouraged a healthy conversation around the subject. While earlier people were ashamed to talk about their mental health condition, they are now more comfortable to discuss it with their dear ones and even seek professional help. So if you’re someone who is struggling or you know someone who might be, here are 60 quotes on mental health that you must read.  

60 Quotes On Mental Health That Will Help You To Breathe

Here’s me sending you a virtual hug through the mental health quotes given below. These quotes on mental health will not only bring relief but will help you get through those rough times by giving a treat to your emotions and thoughts. Have a look!

1. “People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn't help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.” - Deepika Padukone

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

3.  “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

4. “What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.” - Spencer Johnson 

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

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

7. “Find out what makes you kinder, what opens you up and brings out the most loving, generous, and unafraid version of you―and go after those things as if nothing else matters.⁣⁣ Because, actually, nothing does.” ⁣- George Saunders⁣⁣

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

9. “There is no health without mental health.” - David Satcher

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

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

12. “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

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

14. “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

15. “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

16. “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

17. “I think the idea of a 'mental health day' is something completely invented by people who have no clue what it's like to have bad mental health. the idea that your mind can be aired out in twenty-four hours is kind of like saying heart disease can be cured if you eat the right breakfast cereal. Mental health days only exist for people who have the luxury of saying 'I don't want to deal with things today' and then can take the whole day off, while the rest of us are stuck fighting the fights we always fight, with no one really caring one way or another, unless we choose to bring a gun to school or ruin the morning announcements with a suicide.” - David Levithan

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

19. “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” - Mason Cooley

20. “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.” - Rosalynn Carter


21. “Why aren't we talking about it in health classes in school? That's just as important as learning about physical health and nutrition. Why aren't we learning about our minds and our mental health and mental illnesses? I just think that it's something that very much needs to go hand in hand.” -  Lili Reinhart

22. “You know who’s gonna give you everything? Yourself." -Diane Von Furstenberg

23. “The most intimate thing we can do is to allow people we love most see us at our worst. At our lowest. At our weakest. True intimacy happens when nothing is perfect.”- ⁣ Amy Harmony

24. “There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road. No other way, no day but today.” - Colleen McDaniel

25. “Promise me you’ll always remember - you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin

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26. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — Saint Francis of Assisi 

27. “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

28. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” - Max Ehrmann

29. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” - Oscar Wilde from “An Ideal Husband”

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


31. “At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should not be a distinction” - Michelle Obama

32. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” - Albert Camus

33. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” - Buddha

34. “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

35. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” - Madeleine L’Engle


36. “I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.” - Kay Redfield Jamison

37. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” - Fredrick Douglas

38. “Just keep swimming” - Dory from “Finding Nemo” 

39. “I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.” - Selena Gomez

40. “Even when you know you want to do something, know that it will be good for you, that you’ll enjoy [performing] when you’re doing it, the anxiety is telling you a different story. It’s a constant battle within yourself.” - Zayn Malik


41. “You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it?” -  Amanda Seyfried

42. “You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, y’know, is always with you.” - Winona Ryder

43. “What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” - J. K. Rowling

44. “My advice would be to talk to people about [your anxiety]. Don’t feel alone in it. Treat your body as if you are another person that you need to take care of and heal.” - Felicia Day

45. “The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.” - Jennifer Niven


46. “Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.” - Angie Thomas

47. “‘Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again.'”- Marie Lu

48.  “You belong where you’re loved.” -  Cassandra Clare

49. "I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet." - Rodney Dangerfield

50. “The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost


51. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.” - Sara Quin

52. “Some people (including people you love and who love you very much) will not know how to help you. It is important to accept that.”- Gee Grewal

53. “I’m tired of people telling me to ‘stop thinking negatively’ and to ‘just let it go’ and ‘stop trying to control everything’ because I can’t. People need to understand that anxiety is a mental health disorder, and it can’t just be turned off.” -  Elizabeth Weinberger

54. “Recognize that even though you may feel like you aren’t doing anything, you are fighting an extraordinary battle and it can be exhausting.” -  Sara Huggins

55. “Mental health is a taboo subject. No one wants to talk about something that they can’t see, thus can’t understand. People have this misconception about suicide because society has portrayed to them this corrupt concept thus they believe it. If we change the conversation we can change the way people look at it and address it.” -  Amy Bleuel



56. “Have a good cry. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Carry tissues and extra makeup with you so you don’t look like a raccoon after.” -  Morgan Chavez

57. “Admit it, name it, and take action in the face of it.” - SK Quinn

58. “Drinking may make the pain go away, but it doesn’t last.” - Adrienne Blane

59. “We’re taught to push through everything. We’re taught that in the ‘real world’ at a job it wouldn’t fly, you’d still have to get up and go to work, even if you were upset, and that we’re just being prepared for the ‘real world.’ But in the ‘real world’ you get sick days. You get time off when you’re ill, whether that be physically, emotionally or mentally.” - Becca Martin

60. “It’s ok if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.” -Colette Werden

Just remember that you are not alone in this battle. Sometimes, depression can feel like a mental quicksand that keeps pulling you in with every minute. But know that you can come out of it by seeking professional help and talking to your family and friends about it. If you know someone who is battling depression, here’s how you can help them

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