65 Mental Health Quotes On Success In Life

These mental health quotes will inspire you. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mental health quotes, mental health sayings, and mental health proverbs.

Best Mental Health Quotes

  1. “There is no health without mental health.” ~ David Satcher
  2. “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” ~ Glenn Close
  3. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  4. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

  5. “It is impossible to get out of a problem by using the same kind of thinking that it took to get into it.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  7. “Hope is a renewable option:
    If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  8. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” ~ Michelle Obama

  9. “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” ~ Mason Cooley
  10. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” ~ Carl Jung
  11. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido R Qubein
  12. “It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.” ~ Glenn Close
  13. “Mental health: having enough safe places in your mind for your thoughts to settle.” ~ Alain de Botton

  14. “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
  15. “Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.” ~ Voltaire
  16. “Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear, and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene.” ~ Dalai Lama
  17. “Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” ~ William J. Clinton

  18. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” ~ John Lubbock
  19. “The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk
  20. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” ~ Fiona Apple
  21. “You can’t patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.” ~ Michael Connelly

  22. “The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.” ~ Bruce D. Perry
  23. “My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer.” ~ Jane Pauley
  24. “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand as if it were necessary to understand when it is simply necessary to love.” ~ Claude Monet
  25. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

  26. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ~ Mark Twain
  27. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.” ~ Kate Middleton
  28. “Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they’re all individuals and they’re all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” ~ Carey Mulligan
  29. “Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize your brain function…exercise has a profound impact on cognitive abilities and mental health. It is simply one of the best treatments we have for most psychiatric problems.” ~ John Ratey
  30. “Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” ~ Adam Ant

  31. “Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions.” ~ Anna Castillo
  32. “Our eternal message of hope is that dawn will come.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  33. “Insanity – a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.” ~ R. D. Laing
  34. “If being sane is thinking there’s something wrong with being different, I’d rather be completely #$%^&^& mental.” ~ Angelina Jolie
  35. “I think love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America.” ~ Frank Zappa

  36. “Trust that you often need to find happiness outside your comfort zone. The journey is a lifestyle choice. Focus on your mental health and your mind just as much as the physical, if not more. All the gym in the world won’t help if you don’t work on finding acceptance for your muffin top or chaffing thighs.” ~ Danielle Tabor
  37. “It’s a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor never knowing when the light will go on.” ~ Neil Lennon
  38. “The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out.” ~ Linda Hamilton
  39. “A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.” ~ Robert Foster Bennett
  40. “Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.” ~ Emma Goldman

  41. “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  42. “OH, I LIKE smoking, I do. I smoke for my health, my mental health. Tobacco gives you little pauses, a rest from life. I don’t suppose anyone smoking a pipe would have road rage, would they?” ~ David Hockney , Mental health quotes life
  43. “I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn’t see the signs in myself. I couldn’t ask for help because I didn’t know I needed help.” ~ Clara Hughes
  44. “I’m by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I’ve seen it save a lot of people’s lives.” ~ Zach Braff
  45. “Reality is something you rise above.” ~ Liza Minnelli

  46. “Commercials are not the only junk food in the speech market – indeed, when compared to shallow news reporting, vacuous television shows, or political doublespeak, commercials are not even the most harmful to mental health.” ~ Rodney A. Smolla
  47. “Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth.” ~ Richard Codey
  48. “I wanted to tell her that if only something were wrong with my body it would be fine, I would rather have anything wrong with my body than something wrong with my head, but the idea seemed so involved and wearisome that I didn’t say anything. I only burrowed down further in the bed.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  49. “Depression is the inability to construct a future.” ~ Rollo May

  50. “Mania starts off fun, not sleeping for days, keeping company with your brain, which has become a wonderful computer, showing 24 TV channels all about you. That goes horribly wrong after awhile.” ~ Carrie Fisher
  51. “I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.” ~ Tipper Gore
  52. “I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.” ~ Tony Shalhoub
  53. “I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place.” ~ Anthony Storr

  54. “I’m a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are.” ~ Alan Thicke
  55. “I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.” ~ Richard Lewis
  56. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
  57. “Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.” ~ Emilie Autumn
  58. “I don’t believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up.” ~ Kirstie Alley

  59. “You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you.” ~ Winona Ryder
  60. “As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women’s mental health: employment improves it.” ~ Susan Faludi
  61. “Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?” ~ Sargent Shriver
  62. “I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother’s poor mental health.” ~ Jean Piaget

  63. “I’m really clear about what my life mission is now. There’s no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I’ve returned to the athlete I once was. I’m integrating all the parts of me – jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher – and becoming stronger as a result.” ~ Alanis Morissette
  64. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.” ~ Kay Redfield Jamison
  65. “Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it’s not.” ~ Tom Bosley

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