40 Mental Health Quotes – To Keep You Going!


Mental health is something that is very vital in our lives, but an area to which we do not give much importance to. In fact there is almost a taboo attached to this subject. But what people do not realize is that mental health is even more important than physical health, though that is important too. Mental health quotes will help you realize this.

By mental health we mean all aspects of it – a healthy mind that is free of stress and tension and possesses the ability to see things clearly and take decisions rationally. But life today is so difficult that the state of our health mentally is often on the verge of being stressed. Yes! To feel stressed out while dealing with difficult situations is pretty normal but continued stress will leave your mental strength depleted.

This in turn will have a domino kind of effect and make life a little more difficult for you. It is important to have an outlet for all the stress and often one seeks help only when faced with dire situations. The quotes given here are written by people who realize the importance of good mental health. Some of them may be speaking from the voice of experience and some from mere observations. But no matter what, when you read them they will touch a chord of familiarity in you and you will be able to relate to what they are trying to express.
These quotes will drive home the importance of mental health and the fact that you should take care of it. Not only should you take care of it but also urge the people in your friends and family circle to take proper care. May be these quotes will help somebody who is really in need of such help. 

Mental Health Quotes

  1. Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.
  2. Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.
  3. Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
  4. Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness
  5. A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
  6. Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.
  7. A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
  8. One of the most obvious ways dogs can improve our physical and mental health is via daily walks.
  9. As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women’s mental health: employment improves it.
  10. I’m convinced that we can shape a different future for this country as it relates to mental health and as it relates to suicide.
  11. I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
  12. I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother’s poor mental health.
  13. I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.
  14. Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.
  15. Do any of us actually want to live in a world where your boss can decide that he or she is morally opposed to mental health care? What if your employer was morally opposed to getting x-rays or antibiotics? How about just being forced to disclose your private medical information to your employer?
  16. We take our kids for physical vaccinations, dental exams, eye checkups. When do we think to take our – our son or daughter for a mental health checkup?
  17. I’ve run my whole life – for more than exercise, for mental health.
  18. Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment
  19. I think it’s really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death.
  20. I think it’s part of your mental health to let go of things. I think if you would have it all right there, it would be a little overwhelming. I don’t know how you’d have a relationship. When you have a relationship, don’t two people collude to kind of forget certain things?
  21. “I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself.”
  22. “Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.”
  23. “The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.”
  24. “When you’re truly awesome, you know that it’s actually a burden and wish day after day to be relieved of such a curse. Think of about 95% of the superheroes.”
  25. “The doctor’s words made me understand what happened to me was a dark, evil, and shameful secret, and by association I too was dark, evil, and shameful. While it may not have been their intention, this was the message my clouded mind received. To escape the confines of the hospital, I once again disassociated myself from my emotions and numbed myself to the pain ravaging my body and mind. I acted as if nothing was wrong and went back to performing the necessary motions to get me from one day to the next. I existed but I did not live.”
  26. “If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay.”
  27. “But Hey, Guess What,Crazy means I’m not liable for my actions. So screw it, I’ll go home, propped up on Prozac against distractions”
  28. “You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.
  29. “What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes.”
  30. “The hidden strength is too deep a secret. But in the end…in the end it is our only ally.”
  31. “Surely a good therapist should produce a Dorian Gray-style portrait from under the couch so the patient can see the person they really are.”
  32. “He was seemingly born not only with a gift for language, but with a particularly nasty clock which makes him go crazy every three years or so.”
  33. “I’ve always thought of wholeness and integration as necessary myths. We’re fragmented beings who cement ourselves together, but there are always cracks. Living with the cracks is part of being, well, reasonably healthy”
  34. “What is the ideal for mental health, then? A lived, compelling illusion that does not lie about life, death, and reality; one honest enough to follow its own commandments: I mean, not to kill, not to take the lives of others to justify itself.”
  35. “Truth and justice are commonly found in the personality of the paranoid delusional”
  36. “What an incredible thing! How much less they had than other human beings. Mentally retarded, deaf, mute – and still eagerly sanding benches.”
  37. “The process is important, regardless of the outcome, just ask Schacter.
  38. (…)mental health… is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going. The therapist is like a driving instructor, not a chauffeur.”
  39. “Eating – overeating – saved me. It comforted me when I was at the mercy of grown-ups who didn’t know how to give what I needed. Food was something to which I had ready access, and with it I cleverly fashioned a survival mechanism that pulled me back from the edge of insanity.
  40. “It is naively assumed that the fact that the majority of people share certain ideas and feelings proves the validity of these ideas and feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consensual validation as such has no bearing on reason or mental health.”