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101 Inspiring Mental Health Awareness Quotes

That Will Completely Change The Way You Think

Mental health awareness quotes have always reminded us of the importance of mental health. Mental health awareness is one of the sensitive topic everyone is understanding now.

Mental health is relatively new in terms of value given by the human society. Inspiring mental health quotes help us in the process of ‘coming out’ of the mental illness.

We have listed 101 inspirational and motivation health quotes, mental health quotes, and mental health awareness quotes for you. May these quotes help you stay mentally strong and healthy.

mental health awareness quote about freedom
Mental health awareness quote about freedom

Each time you set a healthy boundary, you say “yes” to more freedom.

Nancy Levin

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.

Abraham Maslow

Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.

Joubert Botha

One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.

Linda Poindexter

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

Lori Deschene
mental health quote by psychologist
Mental health quote by psychologist

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Carl Jung

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.

Karen Salmansohn

This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.

Cammie McGovern

There is no health without mental health.

David Satcher

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Dale Carnegie
inspiring mental health quote by buddha
Inspiring mental health quote by Buddha

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.


What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.

Glenn Close

I’ve run my whole life – for more than exercise, for mental health.

Wendelin Van Draanen

My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.

Emery Lord

The acknowledgment of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.

Stefan Molyneux
mental health child
Child mental health

A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

Kate Middleton

Balancing time you spend with or without people is crucial for mental health.

Amy E. Spiegel

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

Juliette Lewis

Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.

Clint Eastwood

The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.

Vernon Howard
inspiring mental health about courage
Inspiring mental health about courage

Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.

Mariska Hargitay

If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It’s so sad. We know what to do. We just don’t do it.

Rosalynn Carter

We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem.

Kate Middleton

I wanted to be a complete person and realised that the well-being of mental health is extremely important in achieving that.

Manisha Koirala

I’m at the point in my life where I don’t want to work as hard. Actually, I’ve had to take a good hard look at workaholism and it’s effect on one’s mental health.

Alan Ball
inspiring mental health quote about second chance
Inspiring mental health quote about second chance

I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get.

Anne Tyler

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

The amount of stress in your life is determined by how much energy you expend resisting life.

Gary Zukav

The secret of health for both mind and body is… live the present moment wisely and earnestly.  

Gautam Buddha 

I will be stronger than my sadness.

Jasmine Warga
mental health awareness quote
Mental health awareness quote

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.

Jasmine Warga

Mental health is an important topic, and should be discussed more frequently. It’s not “attention seeking.”

Brien Blatt

Don’t let the mental images of what’s “supposed to be”, take away your right to “just be”. Always remember that.

C. JoyBell C

An unresolved issue will be like a cancer with the potential to spread into other areas of your relationship, eroding the joy, lightness, love and beauty.

Joyce Vissell
quotes mental health
Impossible to fail quote

Act as if it were impossible to fail.  

Dorothea Brande

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Khalil Gibran

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.

Adam Ant

Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won’t be any recovery.

Dan Fisher
health quotes about letting go
Letting go makes us strong

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. 

Herman Hesse

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.

Bo Bennett

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Philip K. Dick

I love the person I’ve become, because I fought to become her. –

Kaci Diane

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.

Robert Tew
mental illness quote about well being
Mental illness quote about well being

Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we,’ illness becomes wellness.

Shannon L. Alder

It isn’t weak to ask for help. It isn’t weak to want to survive. It isn’t a character flaw to experience bad things.   

Matt Haig

As soon as we realize that it’s not our job to be perfect, everything gets easier and more honest and more true.

Adam J. Kurtz

The pain of the past exists nowhere except inside of you.

Elwing Suong Gonzalez

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

Robin Williams
inspiring mental health quote
Inspiring mental health quote

The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.

Mama Indigo

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

Alan Watts

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.

Steve Maraboli

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.  

A. J. Kitt

The goal is to become the unique, awesome, never to be repeated human being that we were called to be.

Patricia E. Deegan
mental health awareness quote
Mental health awareness quote

In the middle of winter I, at last, discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. 

Frank Zappa

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. 

Brigitte Nicole

Mental Health is the freedom of knowing and accepting one’s self.

Julie Leibrich

They called me mad and I called them mad and damn them, they outvoted me.

Nathaniel Lee
quotes mental health
Mental health quote about success

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.

Joe Girard

Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.

Diane Abbott

Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.

Lemony Snicket

Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.

Noam Spencer

Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother, or your aunt. 

Frank Bruno
mental health awareness quotes about wisdom
Mental health awareness quotes about wisdom

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg, or your brain, it’s still an illness. So there should be absolutely no stigma around mental health. None. Zero

Michelle Obama

Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.

Pastor Rick Warren

Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you.

Steve Maraboli

This too shall pass.

Persian adage
mental health awareness by socrates
Mental health awareness by Socrates

The Secret of Change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the Old, but on building the New.


Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.

Nathaniel Branden

You are the only person on Earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.

J.K. Rowling
quote mental health about positive attitude
Positive mental health attitude

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

Patricia Neal

The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.


Worry.. but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.

Mary Schmich

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.

Jodi Picoult

 Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

mental health awareness quote about normal
Mental health awareness quote about normal

There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.

Matt Haig

 You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.

Sophia Bush

 Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

Winston S. Churchill

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama
mental illness quote about crazy
Mental illness quote about crazy

I really have a secret satisfaction in being considered rather mad.

William Heath Robinson

They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

You may have to fight a battle more than once.

Margaret Thatcher

I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.

Dr. Reid/Criminal minds

I’m scared my mental illness makes me unlovable.

Alexanxia Brown
inspiring mental health quote
Inspiring mental health quote

I am a work in progress. 

Violet Yates

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.

John Green

Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.

Erik Erikson

If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.

Selena Gomez

Tough times never last, but tough people do!

Robert Schuller
health quote about helping others
Health quote about helping others

I give a portion of my time to helping others. It is good for my own health.

Louise Hay

 The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.

Prince Harry

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

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.


There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves

Henry David Thoreau

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