Mental Health Quotes

Mental Health Quotes

A mental health quote may look like just small words but they can have a huge impact. One simple quote can change your outlook on the day, year or even your entire life. Join us as we journey through some of our favorite mental health quotes on a variety of topics.


“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” – Steve Maraboli

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” – Paulo Coelho

“You don’t have to be fearless, just don’t let fear stop you.” – Charlie Day

“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human.” – Lori Deschene

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye

“You are not your anxiety, and your anxiety is not you.” – Kate Hanley

“Anxiety is a normal part of life, but it doesn’t have to control you. You can learn to manage your anxiety and live a happy, fulfilling life.” – Unknown

Mind Body Connection

“The mind and body are not separate units, but one integrated system.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“The mind and body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one.” – Deepak Chopra

“The body is a multilingual being. It speaks through its color and its temperature, the flush of recognition, the glow of love, the ash of pain, the heat of arousal, the coldness of nonconviction. It speaks through its constant pulse, the rhythm of its heart in conversation with the world.” – Dr. Wade Davis

“The body never lies.” – Martha Graham

“The connection between the physical and the mental is not something that can be pulled apart, like separating two links in a chain. It is more like the relationship between the two sides of a coin, which are different and yet inseparable.” – Andrew Weil

“The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.” – Unknown

“Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The human body is a miraculous self-healing machine, but those self-repair systems require a nutrient-dense diet.” – Joel Fuhrman


“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated, the silent screams continue internally, heard only by the one held captive.” – Danielle Bernock

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.” – Peter A. Levine

“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” – Michelle Rosenthal

“In the face of trauma, we resurface with an appreciation of life that can only come from having glimpsed death.” – Unknown

“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” – Peter A. Levine

“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult

“Trauma survivors are among the strongest people our world has ever known. You’re a survivor, too. Believe in yourself.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” – Peter A. Levine

“Trauma is personal. It’s often hidden away deep inside, but it never truly disappears. You must learn to accept and manage it in order to move forward.” – Unknown


“Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not character.” – Unknown

“Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind.” – Jeffrey Eugenides

“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” – Atticus

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.” – J.K. Rowling

“When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Depression is not a weakness. It’s a war you fight every day. And we won’t give up.” – Unknown

“The only way to change the world is to make a little noise. You gotta be a little bit disruptive, otherwise, you’ll never change the status quo.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.” – Dorothy Rowe

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“Depression is a constant battle between wanting to give up and wanting to fight.” – Unknown


“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman

“Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.” – Thomas Joiner

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“Grief is like the wake behind a boat. It starts out as a huge wave that follows close behind you and is big enough to swamp and drown you if you suddenly stop moving forward. But if you do keep moving, the big wake will eventually dissipate. And after a long time, the waters of your life get calm again, and that is when the memories of those who have left begin to shine as bright and as enduring as the stars above.” – Jim Butcher

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal, and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Grief is not a disorder or a disease. It is an appropriate response to a great loss. It is the human emotional equivalent to physical pain. It is an ongoing process of learning to live with loss.” – Dr. Linda Emanuel

Family Conflict

“In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

“Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“You can’t choose your family, but you can choose to love them.” – Unknown

“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” – Joyce Brothers

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” – Shirley Abbott

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

“Family conflict is inevitable, but it is the way we respond to it that determines the kind of impact it will have on us.” – Unknown

“The family is the center of life, and it is the key to eternal happiness.” – L. Tom Perry

Existential Struggles

“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.” – Norman Cousins

“The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” – Albert Camus

“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.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

“Our identity is a sum total of our past experiences, but it doesn’t have to define us.” – Unknown

“Your identity is what makes you unique, but it doesn’t have to limit you.” – Unknown

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl Jung

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.” – Geneen Roth

“Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay-Z

“Identity is not what we think we are, but what we think others think we are.” – unknown

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” – William James

“The identity we construct for ourselves is often built on our experiences, but it can also be a product of our imagination.” – Unknown

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

Self Esteem

“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

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” – Maxwell Maltz

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Ralph Marston


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your own personal development.” – Jim Rohn

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” – Osho

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter F. Drucker

“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” – Robert C. Dodds

“A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.” – Anonymous

“A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets and no lies.” – Anonymous