Mental health was once viewed as something people should not talk about. People suffering with mental health disorders are often hesitant to voice out or address their struggles because they are afraid of the stigma attached to their condition. This is now slowly changing as more and more people are promoting mental health awareness.
If you are struggling with a mental health disorder, may these motivational quotes help inspire you and make you feel better.
“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. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” Russell Wilson
“She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again.” J.M. Storm
“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”
“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” Mariska Hargitay
“I fight for my health every day in ways most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.”
“Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can’t control and change.”
“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
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore
“Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life.” Les Brown
“Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There’s only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives.” Tori Spelling
“I am brave. I am bruised. I am who I’m meant to be. This is me.” The Greatest Showman
“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
“Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” Mason Cooley
“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
“It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to disassociate. It’s okay to hide from the world. It’s okay to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Your mental illness is not a personal failure.”
“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
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” Emery Lord
“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” Joubert Botha
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen
“The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.”
“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.”
“Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is an essential. Your self-care is a necessity.”
“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” Lemony Snicket
“I cannot stand the words “Get over it”. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.” Beau Taplin
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