A selection of Mental Health quotes along with an almost random collection of interesting things that people have said about mental health, about our minds, and our mental well-being.
General Mental Health Quotes
Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.Carl Gustav Jung
Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Telling me there is no problem won’t solve the problem.
This is not how miracles are born.
This is not how sickness works.Emm Roy, The First Step
My heart is a prison of Have you tried?
Have you tried exercising? Have you tried eating better? Have you tried not being sad, not being sick? Have you tried being more like me?
Have you tried shutting up?
Yes, I have tried. Yes, I am still trying, and yes, I am still sick.Emm Roy, The First Step
Quotes about Bipolar
Bipolar robs you of that which is you. It can take from you the very core of your being and replace it with something that is completely opposite of who and what you truly are. Because my bipolar went untreated for so long, I spent many years looking in the mirror and seeing a person I did not recognize or understand. Not only did bipolar rob me of my sanity, but it robbed me of my ability to see beyond the space it dictated me to look. I no longer could tell reality from fantasy, and I walked in a world no longer my own.Alyssa Reyans, Letters from a Bipolar Mother
Quotes about depression
When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive.Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
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
Quotes about suicide
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.Juliette Lewis
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This article was last updated: 7 November 2020