15 Inspirational Mental Health Quotes That Will Help You Feel Less Alone

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15 Inspirational Mental Health Quotes That Will Help You Feel Less Alone

It’s hard to live with depression, anxiety, and stress and it can feel lonely at times, as if others cant or dont understand. But the truth is that there are people out there who do, who have been through their own journeys and struggles. Here are some quotes that will help you feel less alone.

I fight for my health every day in ways most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.
Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.
— Rudyard Kipling
Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
— Oprah Winfrey
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
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
Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.
— Pastor Rick Warren
Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.
— Charlie from “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
’I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
— J.R.R. Tolkien from “The Fellowship of the Ring“
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
In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.
— Albert Camus
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
One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.
— Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.
— John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.
— Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive
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
Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.
— Joubert Botha
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
— Amy March

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