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Inspiring Mental Health Awareness Quotes

Nov 7, 2022 | Outreach | 0 comments

Mental Health Awareness Quotes

Mental health is often viewed as a taboo topic. People are often hesitant to talk about it, partly because they don’t want to seem weak and partly because they’re afraid of what others might think. But mental health is something that should be talked about more openly. It’s something that deserves attention and understanding.

That’s why we’ve collected some inspirational mental health awareness quotes. Each of these quotes sheds light on mental illnesses, and together they provide a broader perspective on how mental health affects everyone. So if you’re interested in learning more about mental health issues, or if you just need a reminder that you’re not alone, then this post is for you.

Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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1. Talk About Your Feelings

This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s worth repeating. Talking about your feelings is a key part of taking care of your mental health. It can be difficult to open up, but it’s worth it. Find a friend, family member, therapist, or anyone else you feel comfortable talking to. Let them know how you’re feeling, and don’t be afraid to share as much or as little as you want.

2. Get Regular Exercise

Exercise is not only good for your physical health, but it’s also good for your mental health. It can help reduce stress, improve your mood, and give you a boost of energy. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, but even a little bit can make a difference in your mental health journey.

3. Eat A Healthy Diet

Just like exercise, what you eat affects your mental health. Eating a healthy diet can help improve your mood and reduce stress. Focus on eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. And limit sugary and processed foods as much as possible.

4. Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is important for both your physical and mental health. Most adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, it can affect your mood, energy levels, and ability to concentrate. It could also lead to poor mental health.

5. Take Breaks When You Need Them

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a break. Step away from whatever is causing you stress, and take some time for yourself. Do something you enjoy, or just take a few deep breaths. It’s important to give yourself a break when you need it.

6. Seek Professional Help

If you’re struggling with mental illness, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. A therapist can help you identify and work through your mental health struggles. They can also provide guidance and support. If you’re not sure where to start, ask your doctor for a referral.

Mental Health Awareness Quotes

Below, we discuss some positive mental health quotes:

A therapist session

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 Reinhart

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

“Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous, I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.” ― Laura Davis

“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

A therapist session

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

“This feeling will pass. The fear is real, but the danger is not.” ― Cammie McGovern

“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen

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

“Tough times never last, but tough people do!” — Robert Schuller

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“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.” — Charles Bukowski

“Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Calming and inspiring words

“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

Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you.” – Emma Stone

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” ― Henry David Thoreau

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March, from Little Women.

“I would say what others have said: It gets better. One day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are. In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself. — Wentworth Miller

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

“No amount of therapy can or self-care can make up for scarcity of food & drink, time, or financial resources.” — Whitney Goodman

“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.” — Anonymous

Part of my identity is saying no to things I don’t want to do… I check in with myself throughout the day, and I say, ‘Do I really want to do this?’ and if the answer is no, then I don’t do it. And you shouldn’t either.” — Lady Gaga

“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

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

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

“Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh

“There is no cast, no scar, no stitches. No X-ray with the evidence of pain. Rarely is there physical evidence of mental illness, but for those suffering from pervasive mental illness, the pain and exhaustion is deep and heavy.” – Emily Sanders

“It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” ― Jennifer Niven

“No amount of support or generosity justifies someone treating you badly. This includes parents.” — Sarah Crosby

“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.” — Cara Delevingne

“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 the awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem.” — Demi Lovato

“You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.” — Jordan Pickell

“I was with someone recently who asked: ‘Well, don’t you think that if you do too much therapy it will take away your artistic process?’ And I told them: ‘The biggest lie that we’ve ever been sold is that we as artists have to stay in pain to create.'” — Katy Perry

“‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.” — Molly Bahr

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

“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

“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

We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently.” – Michelle Obama

“What if you moved through the world as if you were easy to be loved? Because I promise you, you are easy to love.” Sonalee Rashatwar

“Anyone can be affected, 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

“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

“We want you to know that you don’t need to be in crisis or distress to seek help as going to therapy has numerous benefits.” – Carla Avalos

“I don’t regret opening up about what I went through [with depression], because, it sounds really cliché, but I have had women come up to me and say, ‘It meant so much to me.’ It means so much when you realize that someone was having a really hard time and feeling shame and was trying to hide this whole thing.” — Winona Ryder

“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

How To Use Mental Health Quotes

If you’re feeling down or just need a pick-me-up, reading some mental health quotes can be really helpful. Here are some ideas for how to use them:

1. Write them down and keep them in your wallet or purse so you can read them when you need a boost.

2. Post them on your fridge or in your office so you can see them every day.

3. Share them with a friend or family member who might also be struggling.

4. Use them as your social media profile picture or cover photo to show your support for mental health awareness.

5. Print them out and hang them up as reminders that you’re not alone in your struggles.


No matter how you choose to use them, we hope these quotes help you to feel a little bit better. Remember, you are not alone in your battle with mental illness. There is always help available if you need it. Reach out to a friend, family member, therapist, or any other support system you have. And if you don’t have anyone to turn to, please know that there are crisis lines available 24/7 to talk to someone who can help with your mental health struggle.

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