Mind Positive Zone: 20 Inspirational Quotes on Mental Health

1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition. Mental illness doesn’t choose who is affected by it and that’s why it’s so important to spread awareness about the topic no seems to want to speak on. Pain is real, but so is hope. If you or someone you know is battling with a mental illness, reassure them that they are not alone and many options are available for treatment. Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does. Listed below are 20 Inspirational Quotes as a gentle reminder that you are stronger than you think.

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

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”— Charles Bukowski

You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.” ― Flannery O’Connor

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

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

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 

Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.”- From the novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Fredrick Douglas

I shall take my pain and turn it into beauty so blinding the stars will dim, the sun will fall, and even the heavens will weep.” –Nicole Lyons

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

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 Seifte 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” –Albert Einstein

Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’ a different breed of magic altogether.”- Stephanie Garber

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

Self-care for me has become taking a step back from friendships and relationships that lack substance, reciprocity or ethics. I need you to know the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” –Myleik Teele

You are worth more than your darkness”. –Unknown

When you are open about depression and anxiety, people mark you down as a miserable person. I’m not a miserable person. I’m an intense person. When I feel happiness or love I feel those things intensely, and I feel pain intensely. It’s the price of feeling. “- Matt Haig

I choose love over fear. I show up for myself and trust that I have everything I need. “- Cara Alwill Leyba

My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of the times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded. –Steve Maraboli

No matter how broken you think you are, you deserve to be celebrated. If no one claps for your victories, big or small, clap for your damn self <3. – Oprah “Zip Bradford (From my blog,  Sis, Celebrate Yourself)

All pain will pass…your story isn’t over yet. ❤

For more pieces on mental health, check out Life Talks With Laura Smartt: Mental Health Issues


Until next time,


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