Stop Stigma: 12 Inspiring Quotes About Mental Health

This Mental Health Awareness Month, GoodTherapy.org seeks to emphasize that mental health is a human experience. Symptoms and circumstances of mental health concerns come in nearly unlimited variation. But they are, above all, a normal part of being alive. We must care for not only our bodies, but also our emotions and thoughts.

We have gathered here a selection of quotes about mental health. These are encouraging words about overcoming obstacles, seeking help, and stopping shame. You can share any of these images on your social media profiles or download them for your own use. To help spread awareness this mental health month, you can use the hashtags #MHAM2018 and #4Mind4Body.

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

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close

"I support mental health awareness month - because everyone deserves to feel good."

“I support mental health awareness month!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The only journey is the journey within." - Rainer Maria Rilke

“The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

"Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so." - Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“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

“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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Some of the most comforting words in the universe are 'me too.' That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else's struggle, that you're not alone, and that others have been down the same road." - Unknown

“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown

"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

“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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Don't give in to stigma. A diagnosis does not determine who you are or what you can do!"

“Don’t give in to stigma. A diagnosis does not determine who you are or what you can do!”

"I fight for my health every day in ways most people don't understand. I'm not lazy. I'm a warrior."

“I fight for my health every day in ways most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about." - Unknown

“The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” – Unknown

"Don't let your struggle become your identity." - Unknown

“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” – Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people find themselves personally involved with the topic of mental health. We may be affected when a loved one experiences a mental health issue. Knowing what to say, how to act, or what we can do to help is not always clear. Other times, we might be the one who is struggling. Anxiety, depression, trauma—these conditions and others have affected billions around the world and throughout history.

Talking about mental health can give us freedom to seek help, find people who can relate, and move toward well-being. Let’s continue the conversation about mental health. Together, we can work to stop the stigma surrounding issues many of us face!

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