World Mental Health Day 2022: Inspirational Quotes About Mental Health

world mental health day quotes 2021

We have collected some positive and inspirational quotes about mental health and mental illness. We should take care of our mental health as we take care of our physical health. Some quotes are from celebrities, authors, and social workers around the world, who shared about mental health and mental illness publicly

World Mental Health Day 2022 quotes


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

2. 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

3. I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it, — Dwayne The Rock Johnson

4. I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden. — Sophie Turner

5. 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

6. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. ― John Green

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

8. The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not ― Elyn R. Saks

9. 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

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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. — Selena Gomez

15. Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. — Fred Rogers

16. 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


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

18. 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

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

20. 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

21. Tough times never last, but tough people do! — Robert Schuller

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

23. 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

24. 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

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

26. Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you. — Ovid

27. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves ― Henry David Thoreau

28. 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

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

30. 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

31. 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

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

33. If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel. — Keanu Reeves

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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. I say that publicly because 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. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink? — Kerry Washington

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

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

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

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

45. In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety. — Abraham Maslow

46. You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma. — Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC

47. 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

48. Two things can be true. You can love your family and have deep wounds as a result of your family experiences. — Nedra Glover Tawwab

49. 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, LCSW

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

51. I knew well enough that one could fracture one’s legs and arms and recover afterward, but I did not know that you could fracture the brain in your head and recover from that too. ― Vincent van Gogh

52. 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

53. 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

54. Change what you can, manage what you can’t. ― Raymond McCauley

55. Because wherever I sat — on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok — I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. ― Sylvia Plath

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

57. 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

58. The acknowledgment of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health. ― Stefan Molyneux

59. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. — Fredrick Douglass

60. 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 a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

61. What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside. ― Jasmine Warga

62. 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

63. So many people look at [my depression] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it — I can’t help it. There’s not much that I’m closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don’t have to be something they’re not or feel like they have to fake happy. There’s nothing worse than being fake happy. — Miley Cyrus

64. 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

65. I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken. — AJ Lee

66. I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it. — Catherine Zeta-Jones

67. Feeling your feelings will not lead to depression. — Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC

68. …if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. — Daniel Goleman

69. It’s possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder or any other mental illness [you’re] struggling with. — Demi Lovato

67. 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

68. Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music. — Ehssan

69. I give them the suggestion Allow yourself morning. I tell them it means that today may have been a rolling ball of anxiety and trembling, a face wet and slick with tears, but if you can get to morning, if you can allow yourself a new day to encourage a change, then you can get through it. Allow yourself morning. ― Bassey Ikpi

70. My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. — Patty Duke
When under the strain of bipolar’s strongest symptoms, we certainly can make selfish decisions, but that doesn’t make us selfish people. In fact, because we have struggled and known such depths of darkness, our compassion runs deeper. — Lyss Trayers

71. I have to remind myself that not everyone else is to blame for how I feel. That my emotions do what they do and it’s not just because someone else made me feel that way. I try to stop where I am and look around myself before reacting. — Sarah Bleckman

72. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. ― Vincent van Gogh

Quotes About Anxiety

73 . Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. — Charles Spurgeon

74. I now have no problem with anxiety, it was something I was dealing with in the band… People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth. — Zayn Malik

75. 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

76. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. — Thich Nhat Hanh

77. Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. — Astrid Alauda

78. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. — Amit Ray

79. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. — Grenville Kleiser

80. Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. — Walter Anderson

81. No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past. — Karen Salmansohn

82. Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. — Arthur Somers Roche

86. My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it. — Hugh Prather

87.There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in ― Leonard Cohen

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


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