Thoughtful Quotes about Mental Health

Welcome to our collection of quotes on mental health. We hope you enjoy pondering them.

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Quote: Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.


Quote: Life begins on the other side of despair. by author Jean-Paul Sartre overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Life begins on the other side of despair.


Quote: There is no health without mental health. by author David Satcher overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

There is no health without mental health.


Quote: Mental health and mental balance is critical to leading a healthy life. by author Mariel Hemingway overlaid on photo of adult yellow Labrador retriever inside black plastic basin
Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniels

Mental health and mental balance is critical to leading a healthy life.


Quote: It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. by author William Styron overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.


Quote: To perceive is to suffer. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of two hands
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

To perceive is to suffer.


Quote: Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars. by author Louis Mann overlaid on photo of mountains under starry sky during nighttime
Photo Credit: Yusuf Evli

Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars.


Quote: Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up. by author Ann-Marie MacDonald overlaid on photo of purple flower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Lucas Gao

Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up.


Quote: If you're going through hell, keep going. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

If you're going through hell, keep going.


Quote: Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress. by author Lysa TerKeurst overlaid on photo of flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Gidon Wessner

Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.


Quote: Depression is inertia. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
Photo Credit: natasha t

Depression is inertia.


Quote: With every pill we have prescribed for us we should also be given a creative prayer, a suggested way to correct our destructive patterns of thought. by author Ernest Holmes overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

With every pill we have prescribed for us we should also be given a creative prayer, a suggested way to correct our destructive patterns of thought.


Quote: Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other. by author Joseph Addison overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.


Things like depression and obesity are global challenges.


A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this world: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.


Quote: Happiness lies, first of all, in health. by author George William Curtis overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
Photo Credit: Sam Manns

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.


Quote: A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of two person on the tunnel
Photo Credit: Jason Lam

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.


Quote: The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. by author Buddhist saying overlaid on photo of woman in black tank top and gray leggings doing yoga
Photo Credit: Katie Bush

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.


Quote: Before healing others, heal yourself. by author Gambian saying overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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Before healing others, heal yourself.


Quote: Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it. by author Ann Wigmore overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it.


Quote: A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought -- they must be earned. by author Naval Ravikant overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought -- they must be earned.


Quote: Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of photography of yellow petaled flowers field
Photo Credit: Johannes Plenio

Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.


Quote: Numb the dark and you numb the light. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Numb the dark and you numb the light.


Quote: Nothing changes if nothing changes. by author Mel Robbins overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
Photo Credit: Roman Kraft

Nothing changes if nothing changes.


Quote: Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present.


Quote: Love your future more than your past. by author Joe Dispenza overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat on black textile
Photo Credit: Jonnelle Yankovich

Love your future more than your past.


Quote: Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of gray hummingbird
Photo Credit: Bryan Hanson

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.


Quote: Doctors won't make you healthy. Nutritionists won't make you slim. Teachers won't make you smart. Gurus won't make you calm. Mentors won't make you rich. Trainers won't make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. by author Naval Ravikant overlaid on photo of photo of author Naval Ravikant with quote

Doctors won't make you healthy. Nutritionists won't make you slim. Teachers won't make you smart. Gurus won't make you calm. Mentors won't make you rich. Trainers won't make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.


Quote: The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness. by author Vernon Howard overlaid on photo of man standing on cliff under white sky
Photo Credit: Francisco Gonzalez

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


Quote: A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees with mist
Photo Credit: Dorel Gnatiuc

A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.


Quote: Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. by author Pearl S. Buck overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
Photo Credit: Omar Lopez

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.


Quote: The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital. by author Mark Hyman, M.D. overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.


Quote: The human body is the best picture of the human soul. by author Ludwig Wittgenstein overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
Photo Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.


Quote: Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. by author Janet Fitch overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour
Photo Credit: Nitish Meena

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.


Quote: Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. by author Joseph Addison overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain
Photo Credit: Elliott Engelmann

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.


Quote: A feeble body weakens the mind. by author Jean-Jacques Rousseau overlaid on photo of two hands
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

A feeble body weakens the mind.


Quote: The nearer the dawn the darker the night. by author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.


Quote: Depression is rage spread thin. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera
Photo Credit: Patrick

Depression is rage spread thin.


Quote: I find forgiveness to be really healthy. by author Ben Affleck overlaid on photo of two hands
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

I find forgiveness to be really healthy.


Quote: I really have a secret satisfaction in being considered rather mad. by author William Heath Robinson overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

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


Quote: Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn. by author Megan Jayne Crabbe overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.


Quote: We need to change the culture of this topic and make it OK to speak about mental health and suicide. by author Luke Richardson overlaid on photo of photo of author Luke Richardson with quote

We need to change the culture of this topic and make it OK to speak about mental health and suicide.


Quote: Reframing is a super power. by author Rorty Witt overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Reframing is a super power.


Quote: In a mad world, only the mad are sane. by author Akira Kurosawa overlaid on photo of photo of author Akira Kurosawa with quote

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.


Quote: Real depression is like a heart that doesn't pump blood to the fingers and toes. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of photo of author Andrew Solomon with quote

Real depression is like a heart that doesn't pump blood to the fingers and toes.


Quote: I hated being depressed, but it was also in depression that I learned my own acreage, the full extent of my soul. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of photo of author Andrew Solomon with quote

I hated being depressed, but it was also in depression that I learned my own acreage, the full extent of my soul.


Quote: Only stepping out of old ruts will bring new insights. by author Andy Grove overlaid on photo of photo of author Andy Grove with quote

Only stepping out of old ruts will bring new insights.


Quote: What an incredible thing! How much less they had than other human beings. Mentally retarded, deaf, mute -- and still eagerly sanding benches. by author Daniel Keyes overlaid on photo of photo of author Daniel Keyes with quote

What an incredible thing! How much less they had than other human beings. Mentally retarded, deaf, mute -- and still eagerly sanding benches.


Quote: When life beats you down, NEVER give up. by author Jared Padalecki overlaid on photo of photo of author Jared Padalecki with quote

When life beats you down, NEVER give up.


Quote: Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were. by author Kay Redfield Jamison overlaid on photo of photo of author Kay Redfield Jamison with quote

Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.


Quote: If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around. by author Martin H. Fischer overlaid on photo of river between trees under blue sky
Photo Credit: Eutah Mizushima

If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around.


Quote: But it only takes a doubt. A drop of ink falls into a clear glass of water and clouds the whole thing. So the moment after I realised I wasn't perfectly well was the moment I realised I was still very ill indeed. by author Matt Haig overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
Photo Credit: Keith Misner

But it only takes a doubt. A drop of ink falls into a clear glass of water and clouds the whole thing. So the moment after I realised I wasn't perfectly well was the moment I realised I was still very ill indeed.


Quote: Minds are unique. They go wrong in unique ways. My mind went wrong in a slightly different way to how other minds go wrong. Our experience overlaps with other people's, but it is never exactly the same experience. by author Matt Haig overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

Minds are unique. They go wrong in unique ways. My mind went wrong in a slightly different way to how other minds go wrong. Our experience overlaps with other people's, but it is never exactly the same experience.


Quote: We need, ultimately, to be able to view mental health with the same clear-headedness we show when talking about physical health. by author Matt Haig overlaid on photo of photo of author Matt Haig with quote

We need, ultimately, to be able to view mental health with the same clear-headedness we show when talking about physical health.


Quote: Talking won't change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness. by author Melissa Marr overlaid on photo of white desk lamp beside green plant
Photo Credit: Samantha Gades

Talking won't change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness.


Quote: Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality. by author Osho overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality.


Quote: All of our miseries are nothing but attachment. by author Osho overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

All of our miseries are nothing but attachment.


Quote: Being the loudest on earth's playground
doesn't make us any more important than
the dirt we crush beneath our feet
we are nothing except air
and fire and water and soil. by author Rupi Kaur overlaid on photo of photo of author Rupi Kaur with quote

Being the loudest on earth's playground
doesn't make us any more important than
the dirt we crush beneath our feet
we are nothing except air
and fire and water and soil.


Quote: After I was really unhappy and unhealthy, I think it dawned on me to stop doing the unhappy, unhealthy things. by author Sharon Stone overlaid on photo of photo of author Sharon Stone with quote

After I was really unhappy and unhealthy, I think it dawned on me to stop doing the unhappy, unhealthy things.


Quote: As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women's mental health: employment improves it. by author Susan Faludi overlaid on photo of photo of author Susan Faludi with quote

As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women's mental health: employment improves it.


Quote: Sanity is a cozy lie. by author Susan Sontag overlaid on photo of photo of author Susan Sontag with quote

Sanity is a cozy lie.


Quote: I've always thought of wholeness and integration as necessary myths. We're fragmented beings who cement ourselves together, but there are always cracks. Living with the cracks is part of being, well, reasonably healthy. by author Siri Hustvedt overlaid on photo of purple and blue light illustration
Photo Credit: Gradienta

I've always thought of wholeness and integration as necessary myths. We're fragmented beings who cement ourselves together, but there are always cracks. Living with the cracks is part of being, well, reasonably healthy.




Quote: I felt held hostage by her illness and by the backward mental health system that once again was incapable of helping our family in crisis. by author Mira Bartok overlaid on photo of brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Ian Merzwinski

I felt held hostage by her illness and by the backward mental health system that once again was incapable of helping our family in crisis.


Quote: Many of the underlying factors in poor mental health are societal. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of photo of author Luciana Berger with quote

Many of the underlying factors in poor mental health are societal.


Quote: It's absolutely crucial that we look at mental health not just through the prism of health but in a cross-cutting way. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of photo of author Luciana Berger with quote

It's absolutely crucial that we look at mental health not just through the prism of health but in a cross-cutting way.


Quote: All governments could do more on mental health. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of photo of author Luciana Berger with quote

All governments could do more on mental health.


Quote: The point of a mental health first aider is to be a champion for good mental health in the workplace, to provide a safe port-of-call for anyone wanting to talk about their mental health, and to offer signposting to available expert advice and professional services. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of Luciana Berger quote; white text on black background

The point of a mental health first aider is to be a champion for good mental health in the workplace, to provide a safe port-of-call for anyone wanting to talk about their mental health, and to offer signposting to available expert advice and professional services.


Quote: When the physical threat of coronavirus subsides, as it surely will, we must address the impact to our mental health. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of photo of author Luciana Berger with quote

When the physical threat of coronavirus subsides, as it surely will, we must address the impact to our mental health.


Quote: There is no excuse for using someone's mental health as a stick with which to beat them. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of photo of author Luciana Berger with quote

There is no excuse for using someone's mental health as a stick with which to beat them.


Quote: Mental health really is a search to be happy, I think that's what people want in life -- and if you're happy you're winning. by author Konnie Huq overlaid on photo of photo of author Konnie Huq with quote

Mental health really is a search to be happy, I think that's what people want in life -- and if you're happy you're winning.




Quote: What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of photo of author Jasmine Warga with quote

What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice inside my head.


Quote: Our mental health system is broken, and we should fix it. by author Chris Murphy overlaid on photo of photo of author Chris Murphy with quote

Our mental health system is broken, and we should fix it.




Quote: The hidden strength is too deep a secret. But in the end...in the end it is our only ally. by author Joanne Greenberg overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Photo Credit: Vincent Chin

The hidden strength is too deep a secret. But in the end...in the end it is our only ally.




Quote: Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with. by author Adam Ant overlaid on photo of photo of author Adam Ant with quote

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


Quote: I'm a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are. by author Alan Thicke overlaid on photo of photo of author Alan Thicke with quote

I'm a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are.


Quote: We are made in the image of God, and we need to put Spirit back into the equation when we want to improve our physical and our mental health. by author Bruce H. Lipton overlaid on photo of brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Ian Merzwinski

We are made in the image of God, and we need to put Spirit back into the equation when we want to improve our physical and our mental health.


Quote: 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. by author Carey Mulligan overlaid on photo of blue and white water waves
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

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.


Quote: Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it's critical to wellbeing. by author Diane Abbott overlaid on photo of leafless tree on body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Jack B

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


Quote: The people of this country desperately need to engage in an open and honest debate about mental health. by author David Satcher overlaid on photo of photo of author David Satcher with quote

The people of this country desperately need to engage in an open and honest debate about mental health.


Quote: Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health. by author Gail Porter overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow
Photo Credit: Kari Shea

Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health.


Quote: You can't love somebody into a state of mental health. by author Harold Ramis overlaid on photo of photo of author Harold Ramis with quote

You can't love somebody into a state of mental health.




Quote: The attitudes towards mental health must change. by author Kate Middleton overlaid on photo of photo of author Kate Middleton with quote

The attitudes towards mental health must change.


Quote: Change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health. by author Kate Middleton overlaid on photo of red and gold shotgun shells
Photo Credit: David Levêque

Change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health.


Quote: Stop texting, start listening. by author Lisa Ling overlaid on photo of photo of author Lisa Ling with quote

Stop texting, start listening.


Quote: Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths. by author Moliere overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.


Quote: The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out. by author Linda Hamilton overlaid on photo of photo of author Linda Hamilton with quote

The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out.




Quote: Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility. by author Mireille Guiliano overlaid on photo of photo of author Mireille Guiliano with quote

Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.


Quote: Laughter is an important part of healthy living. by author Matthew Moy overlaid on photo of clear liquid on leaf
Photo Credit: Demi Kwant

Laughter is an important part of healthy living.


Quote: Do all kids have to worry about their parents' mental health? The way society is set up, parents are supposed to be the grown-up ones and look after the kids, but a lot of times it's the other way around. by author Ruth Ozeki overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
Photo Credit: Joshua Sun

Do all kids have to worry about their parents' mental health? The way society is set up, parents are supposed to be the grown-up ones and look after the kids, but a lot of times it's the other way around.


Quote: You have to take responsibility for your own happiness. by author Reese Witherspoon overlaid on photo of photo of author Reese Witherspoon with quote

You have to take responsibility for your own happiness.


Quote: 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. by author Robert Foster Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Robert Foster Bennett with quote

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.


Quote: It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. by author Seneca overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.


Quote: 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. by author Tipper Gore overlaid on photo of plain background
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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.


Real change requires a desire to change.


Quote: I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity . by author Edgar Allen Poe overlaid on photo of four men sitting beside table
Photo Credit: Ashkan Forouzani

I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity .


Quote: Exercise is great for your mental health! by author Stella Maxwell overlaid on photo of photo of author Stella Maxwell with quote

Exercise is great for your mental health!


Quote: Having a sense of humor about yourself is a sign of mental health. by author Jedediah Bila overlaid on photo of photo of author Jedediah Bila with quote

Having a sense of humor about yourself is a sign of mental health.


Quote: Balancing time you spend with or without people is crucial for mental health. by author Amy E. Spiegel overlaid on photo of woman standing on forest
Photo Credit: Tobias Hort-Giess

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


Quote: In black and brown communities especially, mental health is not normalized. No one talks about that kind of thing. by author Lexi Underwood overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Nin Duletin

In black and brown communities especially, mental health is not normalized. No one talks about that kind of thing.


Quote: This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. by author Cammie McGovern overlaid on photo of elephant play with brown sand
Photo Credit: Alan J. Hendry

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


Quote: A little whiff of a mental health issue never hurt anybody. by author Drew Pinsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Drew Pinsky with quote

A little whiff of a mental health issue never hurt anybody.


Quote: I lift myself from lifeless hands
and cut the tethers from my soul
until I rise, my bonds cut free, 
to join the flowers that are whole. by author Nathaniel Luscombe overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

I lift myself from lifeless hands
and cut the tethers from my soul
until I rise, my bonds cut free,
to join the flowers that are whole.


Quote: We could not hold the burdens on our backs, so we left them in order to find our own way, revealing the world to the innocent so that they could bear their own weight. by author Nathaniel Luscombe overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

We could not hold the burdens on our backs, so we left them in order to find our own way, revealing the world to the innocent so that they could bear their own weight.


Quote: The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not. by author Elyn R. Saks overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
Photo Credit: Alessandro Erbetta

The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.


Quote: I am, as a father, very worried about the growing evidence of the impact of social media on children's mental health. by author Matt Hancock overlaid on photo of photo of author Matt Hancock with quote

I am, as a father, very worried about the growing evidence of the impact of social media on children's mental health.


Quote: While the circumstances of any one situation are unique, it is clear that many families could have been helped if they had found it easier to talk openly about mental health challenges in the home. by author David Lidington overlaid on photo of photo of author David Lidington with quote

While the circumstances of any one situation are unique, it is clear that many families could have been helped if they had found it easier to talk openly about mental health challenges in the home.


Quote: It's so important that we figure out a way of moving beyond the stigma that still exists around treatment for mental health. by author Tina Smith overlaid on photo of photo of author Tina Smith with quote

It's so important that we figure out a way of moving beyond the stigma that still exists around treatment for mental health.




Quote: If your mind is not strong enough to face the challenges that a business may bring, it's very easy to fall in the clutches of despair and anxiety. Meditation can help you take your mental health into your own hands. by author Pooja Agnihotri overlaid on photo of two boy's walking on green grass field
Photo Credit: Kevin Gent

If your mind is not strong enough to face the challenges that a business may bring, it's very easy to fall in the clutches of despair and anxiety. Meditation can help you take your mental health into your own hands.


Quote: Taking care of your mental health is important, and being able to model that for queer people who are out there every day dealing with their own struggles is very significant. by author Sasha Velour overlaid on photo of photo of author Sasha Velour with quote

Taking care of your mental health is important, and being able to model that for queer people who are out there every day dealing with their own struggles is very significant.


Quote: I think connected to poverty is the trauma of poverty. It's not just a material thing; it's a psychological thing that we have no mental health system in this country. by author Eric Garcetti overlaid on photo of photo of author Eric Garcetti with quote

I think connected to poverty is the trauma of poverty. It's not just a material thing; it's a psychological thing that we have no mental health system in this country.


Quote: We pay a lot of attention to our diet, but never to our mental health. by author Neha Pendse overlaid on photo of photo of author Neha Pendse with quote

We pay a lot of attention to our diet, but never to our mental health.


Quote: Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment. by author Pete Earley overlaid on photo of photo of author Pete Earley with quote

Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment.


Quote: One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you we're put to the test and you didn't fall apart. by author Linda Poindexter overlaid on photo of people holding shoulders sitting on wall
Photo Credit: Duy Pham

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




Quote: It's a lot to deal with someone who is going through mental health issues; that talk starts to take a toll on you. by author Shibani Dandekar overlaid on photo of photo of author Shibani Dandekar with quote

It's a lot to deal with someone who is going through mental health issues; that talk starts to take a toll on you.


Quote: Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. by author Dorothy M. Neddermeyer overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.


Quote: Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. by author Philip K. Dick overlaid on photo of photo of author Philip K. Dick with quote

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.


Quote: I'm tired of pretending that everything's fine just so I can please everyone else. by author Spencer Tracy overlaid on photo of white and brown corgi besides brown dog
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I'm tired of pretending that everything's fine just so I can please everyone else.


Quote: I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me. by author John Green overlaid on photo of green forest during daytime
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I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.


Quote: Nothing is so much to be feared as fear. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of 3 women standing on green grass field under blue sky during daytime
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Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.


Quote: The poisons are our principal medicines, which kill the disease and save the life. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man running on seashore
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The poisons are our principal medicines, which kill the disease and save the life.


Quote: A psychologically healthy person can, in fact, be defined as someone whose desires actually produce happiness. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of photo of author Deepak Chopra with quote

A psychologically healthy person can, in fact, be defined as someone whose desires actually produce happiness.


Quote: Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body. by author Juvenal overlaid on photo of photo of author Juvenal with quote

Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.


Quote: It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of photo of author Cicero with quote

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.


Quote: Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively. by author Sharon Salzberg overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.


Quote: I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous -- everyone hasn't met me yet. by author Rodney Dangerfield overlaid on photo of photo of author Rodney Dangerfield with quote

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous -- everyone hasn't met me yet.


Quote: The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on petaled flower
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The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling or being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one's neighbor who lives at the roadside, the victim of exploitation, corruption, poverty, and disease.


Quote: In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of photo of author Cicero with quote

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.


Quote: Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. by author Fred Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Fred Rogers with quote

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.


Quote: The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. by author Abraham Maslow overlaid on photo of photo of author Abraham Maslow with quote

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.


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