At the beginning of the month, we spoke about the importance of mental health awareness. How one in five Americans struggle with some type of mental health condition, and how recovery is possible. Yet, mental health itself isn’t negative. In fact, when we speak about mental health, we are referring to your emotional, psychological and social well-being. Basically, it is the part of you that controls how you feel, think and act. How you deal with stress, relate to others and make decisions. Overall, a pretty crucial aspect of what makes you who you are.
Existing stigmas regarding this, though, have put a darker spin on mental health. Making it out to be something feared and terrible. Something that requires more work than it’s worth. But that isn’t true. There are many who do struggle with conditions such as depression or anxiety, yes, yet that doesn’t change their potential and value as a person.
Stress and challenges are part of everyday life. Everyone goes through them. Here are some positive quotes about mental health that you can use on your more difficult days. Write any that stand out to you on sticky-notes that you can paste around your house where you can see them everyday. Read them out loud to yourself. If you have a friend or family member who you know is struggling with a mental health condition, don’t hesitate to share these with them.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore
“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” – Joubert Botha
“Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There’s only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives.” ― Tori Spelling
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn’t have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness.” — Demi Lovato
“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
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord
“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” – Louise Hart
“Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” — Pastor Rick Warren
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
“It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love – writing songs and making music.” – Mariah Carey
“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.” – Kate Middleton
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”― John Green
“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
Make sure you practice self-care and teach yourself positive self-talk. This will greatly help on the days you feel you can’t go on. If you feel like no one will ever understand you, know that’s the depression or anxiety talking. It’s not true. You are not alone. There are many who have fought and are fighting a similar battle that you are.
Seek guidance from your doctor. Reach out to a counselor. Find a support group in your area. Surround yourself with positive people. All of these will help you stay afloat, and fuel your mind with positivity.
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About the Author
Rachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.
In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Adoption Choices Inc.
When Rachel isn’t haunting her local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, she’s avidly pouring over her Writer’s Digest subscription or cozying up with a cup of tea and a book. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her beloved wife and Border Collie.
“25 Quotes Everyone With a Mental Illness Should Hear.” The Mighty, 25 Oct. 2019, themighty.com/2016/02/25-quotes-everyone-with-a-mental-illness-should-hear/.
Juma, Norbert. “65 Mental Health Quotes for Happiness and Success.” Everyday Power, 5 Oct. 2019, everydaypower.com/mental-health-quotes/.