31 Amazing Mental Health Quotes

30 Great Mental Health Quotes to Fight Stigma

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We all struggle sometimes. It’s okay to admit it! And when you’re feeling run down emotionally, it can be hard to recharge your batteries. Mental Health Quotes can be a good reminder that you are not alone and offer some minor support for your worst days.

Although seeking professional help is by far the best option for balancing out your mental health. We all have days when we need a little reminder that living with mental illness doesn’t have to hold us back. Therapy, counseling, and seeing your physician are all great ways to get the ball rolling on improving your mental health.

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Four Great Online Mental Health Resources

Please use the above resources (or see a medical professional) if you are struggling and need mental health support. Although, I am passionate about mental health I am not in any way a medical professional. And none of my tips and suggestions should not in anyway be considered medical advice.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (May)

I’ve rounded up some empowering mental health quotes. To help provide strength, insight, and joy to those who need it. As someone who is on a mental health journey battling depression and anxiety, I hope you spread the word and help end the stigma! Feel free to pin and share with anyone who needs a reminder that together we can #breakthestigma

31 Amazing Mental Health Quotes

Quotes to Fight Mental Illness Stigma

Mental Health Beau Taplin Quote

“I cannot stand the words “Get over it”. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.” Beau Taplin

Mental Health Quotes Mariska Hargitay

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

Bill Clinton Quote on Stigma

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

Brene Brown Mental Health Quote

“The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: ‘me too’.” Brené Brown

Mental Health Quotes Sarah Howerton Kakkuri

“Just because I’m having a bad day doesn’t mean I didn’t take my medicine.” Sarah Howerton Kakkuri

“The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society.” Matthew Quick

Quotes Ruby Wax Mental Health

“It’s so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse.” Ruby Wax

Mental Health Quote Demi Lovato

“I wish people could understand that the brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you could see a broken bone, doesn’t mean it’s not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.” Demi Lovato

Ruby Wax Quote 1

 “This disease comes with a package: shame. When any other part of your body gets sick, you get sympathy.” Ruby Wax

Great Quotes from Literature and Authors

Famous Quote Paulo Cohelo

“Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” Paulo Cohelo

Mental Health Jane Austen Quotes

”And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself because I could find no language to describe them in.” Jane Austen

Mental Health Quote Oscar Wilde

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde

Max Ehrman Inspirational Quote

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here.” — Max Ehrmann from “Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

C.S. Lewis My heart is broken

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increase the burden: It is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”. C.S. Lewis

Ernest Hemingway Health Quote

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

Mental Health Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter

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

Albert Camus Quotes

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

Invincible Quote Albert Camus

“In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”  Albert Camus

Mental Health Quotes for Strength

Margaret Thatcher MEntal Health Quote

“You may have to fight a battle more than once.”- Margaret Thatcher

Patty Duke Recovery Quote

“My recovery has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.” Patty Duke

Mental Health Quotes Niki McBain

“I am still me, no matter my mental health.” Niki McBain

Andrea Balt Recycle Your Heart Quote

“Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting. Don’t waste your pain. Recycle your heart.” Andrea Balt

Faking being sick quote

“I’m not faking being sick. I’m actually faking being well.” – Unknown

Mental Health Quotes Sean Wolfe

”Sometimes our own needs and desires must be expressed, even at the expense of shattering the image others have created of us.” Sean Wolfe

Nikita Gill Wild Woman Quote

“Somedays I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” Nikita Gill

Evyenia Mental Health Quote

”You know when you’re in a bad dream and you’re trying to run, punch, kick, or screa and your body just won’t move? You open your mouth and nothing comes out. And You feel frozen or in slow motion, and no matter how hard you try to fight it, nothing changes. That’s how it feels to battle mental illness.” Evyenia

Mental Health Quotes Dawn Stanyon

“It’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to make mistakes. And it’s okay to do something that you hadn’t done because if we don’t do those things we never grow.” Dawn Stanyon

Mimi Love Im not Lazy quote

“I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.” Mimi Love

Brene Brown Brave New Ending Quote

“When we deny the story, it define us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” Brené Brown

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

Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.” Elizabeth Gilbert

Summary of this Round Up

These 31 quotes were all chosen for this round up for different reasons. Some I chose for their honest representation of what it’s like to live with mental illness. Others were a reminder of what it’s like to have a good day where I can feel like I am not defined my depression and anxiety. And others were chosen simply because they serve as a reminder to break the stigma of mental illness.