41.) Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.
42.) If you’re going through hell, keep going.
43.) Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.
44.) The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.
45.) 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.
46.) 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.
47.) 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.
48.) The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
49.) Tough times never last, but tough people do!
50.) Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.
51.) The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.
52.) She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again.
53.) Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
54.) She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.
55.) There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.
56.) 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.
57.) What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality.
58.) The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.
59.) Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.
60.) The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.
Elyn R. Saks
61.) Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.
62.) 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.