Mental Health Quotes And Sayings


Mental Health Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of mental health quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“I’m really clear about what my life mission is now. There’s no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I’ve returned to the athlete I once was. I’m integrating all the parts of me – jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher – and becoming stronger as a result.”
– Alanis Morisette

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.”
– Jeanette Winterson

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.”
– Rollo May

“Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.”
– Fiona Apple

“My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.”
– Patty Duke

“I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.”
– Parker Posey

Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”
– Andrew Solomon

“I am a work in progress.”
– Violet Yates

“In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.”
– Elizabteh Wurtzel

“Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.”
– Kay Redfield Jamison

“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”
– Matt Lucas

“Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it’s not.”
– Tom Bosley

“Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions.”
– Ana Castillo

“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”
– Bill Clinton

“Mental illness is no myth, as some have claimed. It is a disturbance in our sense of possession of a stable inner self that survives its personae.”
– Camille Paglia

“During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?”
– Kate Millett

“The feeling of being valuable – ‘I am a valuable person’- is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline.”
– M. Scott Peck

“Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.”
– Renata Adler

“The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ”
– G.K. Chesterton

There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it. ”
– Josh Billings

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ”
– Doug Larson

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Health Organization, 1948
– World Health Organization

“The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around…. Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.”
– Larry Dossey

“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ”
– Unknown

“A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. ”
– John Steinbeck

“Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.”
– Dean Ornish

“They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger. ”
– Chi Chi Rodriguez

“The… patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don’t take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. ”
– Quentin Regestein

“Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot. ”
– Dutch Proverb

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. ”
– Elbert Hubbard

“To feel keenly the poetry of a morning’s roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness. ”
– Henri Frederic Amiel

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ”
Irish Proverb

“Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.”
– Danish Proverb

“Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia. ”
Napoleon I

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