101 super inspiring mental health quotes that will empower you

Do you have anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems? One of the best ways to combat this illness is to develop a positive resistance through words of affirmation. Use the following mental health quotes to nurse yourself back to health and happiness.

What is mental health?

The state of our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing is referred to as mental wellbeing.

It affects how we feel, think, and act, making it crucial in every aspect of our lives.

The way we cope with stress, how we relate to others and the choices we make in our everyday lives are all influenced by our mental wellbeing.

It would be nearly impossible to reach your full potential, work productively, make a significant contribution to your society, or cope with life’s stress without good mental health.

Here are some uplifting mental health quotes to inspire and encourage you through difficult times.

Quotes about mental wellbeing that will make you happy and successful:

  1. “Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” – Adam Ant

      2. “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

  1. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore
  1. “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” – Joubert Botha
  1. “This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.”― Cammie McGovern
  1. “Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There’s only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives.” ― Tori Spelling
  1. “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
  1. “It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.” — Jared Padalecki
  1. “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
  1. “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
live life fully
  1. “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
  1. “I’ve run my whole life – for more than exercise, for mental health.” – Wendelin Van Draanen
  1. “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
  1. “It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”― Aisha Mirza
  1. “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
  1. “You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.” ― Flannery O’Connor
  1. “Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether.” – Stephanie Garber
  1. “And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.” — Miley Cyrus
  1. “My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord
  1. “The acknowledgment of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.” ― Stefan Molyneux
life goes on
  1. “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
  1. “Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” — Pastor Rick Warren
  1. “To think too much is a disease.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  1. “If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” – Russell Wilson
  1. “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” –Lemony Snicket
  1. “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
  1. “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer
  1. “I didn’t talk to anyone about [postpartum depression]. I was very reluctant.. Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.” — Adele (See more postpartum depression quotes)
  1. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
  1. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love – writing songs and making music.” – Mariah Carey
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  1. “Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.” – Diane Abbott
  1. “Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment.” – Pete Earley
  1. “PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt
  1. “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” – Unknown
  1. “Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.”― Nathaniel Branden
  1. “..balancing time you spend with or without people is crucial for mental health.” ― Amy E. Spiegel
  1. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung
  1. “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,” – Mariah Carey
  1. “I’m struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are.” — Justin Bieber
  1. “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.” – C.G. Jung
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  1. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.” –  Kate Middleton
  1. “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”― Juliette Lewis
  1. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March
  1. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”― John Green
  1. “Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” –Unknown
  1. “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
  1. “Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won’t be any recovery.” – Dan Fisher
  1. “There’s not shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight everyday.” — Jared Padalecki
  1. “If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around.” – Martin H. Fischer
  1. “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,”- Liam Payne
love myself
  1. “Living with anxiety, turning up, and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most people will never know.”― Matt Haig
  1. “It can be a good thing, too, to learn to sit in your own weirdness.”― Sarah Wilson
  1. “When anxiety is in balance, it helps us to think ahead to the future, make plans, and get organized.”― Jessica Moore
  1. “Mental health is an important topic, and should be discussed more frequently. It’s not “attention seeking.”― Brien Blatt
  1. “Mental health sufferers are not crazy. They have special insight. You better recognize that setting aside your interest people to stay asleep and show empathy towards God’s imperfect creations, otherwise the world has no meaning to exist.”― Maria Karvouni
  1. “Is stress inflicted on you — or created by you?”― Frank Sonnenberg
  1. “Depression… is what your suffering actually yours?”― Susanna Mittermaier
  1. “There is a point where courage becomes a symptom of mental illness.”― Wayne Gerard Trotman
  1. “Through the vehicle of our emotions, our mind, body, and spirit are sending signals that something has to shift.”― Randy Taran
  1. “It’s okay to not be okay – it means that your mind is trying to heal itself.”― Abhijit Naskar
  1. “True suffering is being trapped in your own head.”― Adam Snowflake
  1. “Those who suffer from depression would know that all the things that might seem nonsensical are eventually real.”― Dwimirnani
  1. “The only people who have room to worry about the future are those who aren’t fighting just to survive the present.”― Kerry Kletter
  1. “I sometimes feel like my head is a computer with too many windows open.”― Matt Haig
  1. “The quickest way to end up feeling anger all the time is to repress it and fight against it.”― Jessica Moore
  1. “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.” — Matt Haig
  1. “There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”― Matt Haig
  1. “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.” — Selena Gomez
  1. “They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.”― Nathaniel Lee
  1. “We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that.” ― Sam J. Miller
  1. “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.” ―Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted
  1. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” — Astrid Alauda
  1. “There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.” ―Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
  1. “The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.” — Mama Indigo
  1. “I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s there to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” —J. K. Rowling
  1. “Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” – Bill Clinton
  1. “You are so brave and quiet, I forget you are suffering.” —Ernest Hemingway
  1. “Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.” – Dale Carnegie
  1. “It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to disassociate. It’s okay to hide from the world. It’s okay to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Your mental illness is not a personal failure.” —Unknown
  1. “You are stronger than you know. In the depths of despair you find your true strength within.” – Asad Meah
  1. “We take care of our dental health. We don’t take care of our mental health … I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy mentally.” —Howie Mandel
  1. “Do not just slay your demons; dissect them and find what they’ve been feeding on.” – Anonymous
  1. “I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better — and maybe not all that much better after all.” —Stephen King
  1. “You will emerge from this nightmare like the powerful, beautiful, resilient person that you are. It can be hard to remember this when you feel like a shell of the person you once were. But trust me: You are capable of overcoming so much more than you think.” – Elite Daily
  1. “No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that all the time about people with mental illness.” —Elyn R. Saks
  1. “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay
  1. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” — Ovid
  1. “The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.” ― Elyn R. Saks
  1. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that the better for us all.” — Erik Erikson
  1. “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.” — Demi Lovato
  1. “My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” — Emery Lord
  1. “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
  1. “But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.” ― Robert Uttaro
  1. “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
  1. “The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” 
  1. “The broken will always be able to love harder than most because once you’ve been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines.” 
  1. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer 
  1. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James 
  1. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou 
  1. “Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time, it comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace in the soul. It comes from laughter and love.” 

Having a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t be happy or live life to the fullest. It is a phase that will pass. Use these quotes to empower yourself against any negative or depressive feelings, and you will be fine, eventually. If you know someone with depression, you can help by sharing these quotes with them.

Jude Uchella

Jude Uchella is a passionate research writer whose work has been published on many reputable platforms, including MSN, Wealth of Geeks, and more! He prioritizes research, writes comprehensively, and only shares factual and helpful content. He is a reader’s delight!

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