15 Uplifting Mental Health Quotes

Disclaimer: While I wholeheartedly believe in the power of a self-care routine for mental health, this is not a solution for those suffering with suicidal tendencies. If you wish to end your life but are looking for help before doing so, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (available 24/7) at 800-273-8255

Hello my precious reader – Long time, no talk! Thank you for being so incredibly patient since its been nearly 8 weeks since my last post! I’ve been super busy lately so everything has been a blur these last several weeks. It’s been a little bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things.

Anyway, here I am – ready to go so let’s get into this post on mental health quotes!

When life gives you lemons, sometimes things can seem so dark that you can forget a recipe as simple as how to make lemonade.

We’ve all been there. Choosing to “wallow” in said “lemons” feels good sometimes but being able to pick yourself up and grow through it is always empowering.

One amazing way to help yourself when things seem unbearable is to find something that you can relate to. This is where uplifting mental health quotes can be very useful.

If you’re like me, when someone tells you to “Keep your chin up, it’ll all be okay!” when you feel like you just want to crawl into a hole for 2 weeks, that can feel like it does more harm than good.

That probably would make you think things like “You don’t get it. If you knew how badly I felt, you’d know that those words mean nothing to me right now.”

You end up feeling more alone, misunderstood and probably a bit irritated.

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In my personal experience, my brain (usually my ego) tells me things that aren’t true – all the time.

And it’s always exactly when I need encouragement instead of being lied to and discouraged by my own thoughts!

It’s important to be able to recognize these moments for what they are. When starting my own mental health journey, my life was changed just by becoming aware of the separation of ego and my “higher self”.

Understanding that I don’t have to believe every feeling I’m experiencing was truly a game changer!

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What I mean by that is when I’m struggling with a mental health issue, it’s been very useful to be able to acknowledge the struggle as something outside of myself. Try to understand where it’s coming from instead of feeling the negativity and taking that on as my identity.

Enough about all that, the following mental health quotes will hopefully be somewhat relatable and encourage you. Here are 15 of my favorite mental health quotes that I’ve found so far…

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

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

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” — Unknown

“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

“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.” — Steven Aitchison

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown

Make a conscious effort to let go of fear and act from a sense of consciousness that will empower and protect you. You are strong. You are greater than the fear! – Les Brown

“When we spend our time looking at what other people do or what they have, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to see our own value.” – Les Brown

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” – Walter Anderson

“You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you.” – Bianca Sparacino

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Steven Hayes

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

“Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” – Unknown

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

When you’re going through something difficult, be brave enough to acknowledge your pain and try to be proactive about finding a solution. Even if that solution is something as small as deciding not to self-sabotage in some way.

As you can tell by the essence of these quotes (aside from my admiration of Les Brown), something I tend to struggle with is when my makes problems seem larger than what they appear.

You can try to put a positive spin on this type of situation by realizing that what you are experiencing might not be a as big of an issue as it seems. Perspective is key when trying to achieve this.

A useful exercise in this case is to simply ask yourself helpful questions.

Ask things like “What’s one good thing that will come from this?” or “What if I decided that this isn’t a problem at all, rather just my brain trying to protect me and I worked toward (insert goal) in spite of all the negative dialog that’s going on in my head?”

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Having a self-care routine has helped me significantly improve my mental muscle when it comes to pushing through self-limitations and daily struggles.

The more you get into the practice the stronger you become and the easier it is to achieve the mental health and goals that once may have seemed impossible.

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I hope at least one of the mental health quotes helped you in some way.

Feel free to leave a comment or send me a quick message letting me know which one helped you and why! I’d love to hear what you are working through and what has helped you.

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Hi, I'm Marissa! I'm passionate about mental and emotional health and want to share what I've learned over the years with others! I've seen first hand how mental health struggles can cause serious issues within relationships, work life, daily productivity, self-worth and more! I truly believe that we owe it to ourselves to bring more awareness to these life changing topics. Start your mental/emotional health journey by learning more today!

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