43+ Best Mental Illness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational mental illness quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Mental Illness Quotes

The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need. Demi Lovato

Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language. Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it, Dwayne The Rock Johnson

It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind. Aisha Mirza

You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you. You are not alone. Shonda Rhimes

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. Dan Millman

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

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

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. Fred Rogers

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

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

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. Julian Seifter

Just remember, you are not alone, in fact, you are in a very commonplace with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals. Mike Moreno

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. Albus Dumbledore

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

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. Brené Brown

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

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN. Matt Haig

Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone. Lisa Olivera

You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know. Lili Reinhart

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

I would say what others have said: It gets better. One day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are. In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself.  Wentworth Miller

Self care is how you take your power back. Lalah Delia

Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health. Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. Fred Rogers

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

Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK. Molly Bahr, LMHC

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

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

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

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou

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

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

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.  Thich Nhat Hanh

Tough times never last, but tough people do! Robert Schuller

Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. Stephen Chbosky

Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear. Laura Davis

You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.  Max Lucado

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

The best way out is always through.  Robert Frost