42 Comforting Mental Health Quotes

A woman is sitting looking sad.

I feel that everyone has struggled with their mental health at some point in their lives.

From those of us that are diagnosed with a mental illness, like anxiety or depression, to those of us who are learning to navigate a disorder like ADHD, or those that struggle with stress, reading inspirational quotes about mental health can be comforting, and help you to feel less alone.

10 Of my favorite mental health quotes

“All stress, anxiety, depression, is caused when we ignore who we are, and start living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“You are worthy.” – unknown

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” – unknown

“Nothing is worth your mental health.” – unknown

“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 its not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.” – Demi Lovato

“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.” – Brene Brown

“Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry” – unknown

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless” – Robin Williams

“Things not to say to someone with mental illness: Ignore it. Forget about it. Fight it. You are better than this. You are overthinking.” – Nitya Prakash

5 What mental health means quotes

“Mental health, for me, is doing everything I can to help this team win. Sitting around not doing anything isn’t something I’ve been too big on since I was young.” – Colin Kaepernick

“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Mental illness… occurs when our mental health is compromised or neglected for so long that it affects our ability to function in our everyday life.” – Kati Morton

“Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – C.S Lewis

“First rule of mental health: Learn to distinguish who deserves an explanation, who deserves only one answer and who deserves absolutely nothing.” – unknown

3 Children’s mental health quotes

“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support” – Kate Middleton

“Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don’t want to talk about it because somehow they feel they’re a failure as a parent or, you know they’re embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about.” – Anna Wintour

“Around a third of parents still worry that they will look like a bad mother or father if their child has a mental health problem. Parenting is hard enough without letting prejudices stop us from asking for the help we need for ourselves and our children.” – Kate Middleton

6 Mental health awareness quotes

“We need to change the culture of this topic and make it okay to speak about mental health and suicide.” – Luke Richardson

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

“Change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health.” – Kate Middleton

“We need, ultimately, to be able to view mental health with the same clear-headedness we show when talking about physical health.” – Matt Haig

“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

“I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth.” – Kerry Washington

It is a quote about mental health that says "my dark days made me strong. Or maybe I was already strong and they made me prove it"

9 Inspirational mental health quotes

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

“You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.” – Julian Seifter

“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

“There is hope. Even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” – John Green

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

“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

“You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. – Max Lucado

“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

“Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – unknown

2 Women’s mental health quotes

“Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” – Michelle Obama

“Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health–take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. They world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.” – Beyonce

3 Mental health seeking help quotes

“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

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

“You are under no obligation to heal according to someone else’s timeline.” – unknown

4 Mental health quotes from books or authors

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” – Suzanne Collins

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling

“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 increases the burden: It is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”. ” – C.S Lewis

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” – Louisa May Alcott

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