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26 Inspiring Mental Health Quotes

May 16, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments

Mental health quotes

Mental health is something that should be talked about more openly. It’s a topic that is often swept under the rug, but it’s important to remember that mental health issues affect a lot of people. That’s why it’s so crucial to raise awareness about mental health and to spread positive messages about mental health awareness. In this article, we will share some of our favorite mental health quotes. We hope they inspire you to think positively about mental health and to continue fighting for better mental health awareness.

Mental Health Quotes

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Here are some positive mental health quotes to help give you strength:

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”— Anonymous proverb

“If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” — Glenn Close.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglas

“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

“Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.”- Dr. Lauren Fogel

“What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.” — Pink

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

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” — Unknown

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.” — Steven Aitchison

“Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.” – Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

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“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” – Prince Harry

“The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” — Demi Lovato

You look at me and cry; everything hurts. I hold you and whisper: but everything can heal.” ― Rupi Kaur

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

“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.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

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“Mental health affects every aspect of your life. It’s not just this neat little issue you can put into a box.” — Shannon Purser

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

 “You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” — Lili Rhinehart

“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 you are not the rain.” — Matt Haig

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“I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.” — Unknown

“There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore–for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.” – Howie Mandel

“It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” — Prince Harry

“Anyone can be affected [by mental illness] 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

How To Raise Awareness For Mental Health Issues

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One in five people will have a mental illness at some point in their life, according to Mental Health America (MHA). Despite mental illness affecting so many people, there is still a lot of shame associated with seeking assistance or discussing mental health struggles.

Mental health awareness campaigns are all about breaking down stigmas and starting important discussions on mental health. There are ways we can raise strategies to raise awareness of mental health concerns,

Share Your Story

If you’re comfortable doing so, sharing your mental health journey is a great way to raise awareness for mental health issues. When people hear firsthand accounts of what it’s like to live with a mental illness, it can help to dispel myths and negative stereotypes. If you don’t know how to share your mental health story, here’s a guide that can help.

Support A Mental Health Organization

There are many organizations that work to raise awareness for mental health issues. Supporting these organizations is a great way to show your commitment to promoting mental health awareness.

Spread Positivity

When it comes to mental health, positivity can go a long way. Showing compassion and understanding towards those with mental illnesses can help to reduce stigma and promote healing. Additionally, sharing inspirational and uplifting messages can help to encourage others who are struggling with mental health difficulties.

Use Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to raise awareness for mental health issues. Sharing inspiring mental health articles, blog posts, and personal stories can help to spread information and start important conversations. Using hashtags like #mentalhealthawareness or #endthestigma can also be helpful in getting your message out there.

Participate In Mental Health Events

Participating in Mental health events is a great way to show your support for mental health awareness. Attendance at these events can help to spread awareness and understanding and can also be a great way to connect with others who are passionate about the cause.


Mental health awareness is important in order to reduce stigma and promote healing. There are many things you can do to raise awareness, including sharing your story, supporting a mental health organization, spreading positivity, and using social media. By taking action, you can help to make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.

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