1. “The best way out is always through.”
2. “You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.” — Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC
3. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
4. “Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.”
5. “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
6. “In order to get to a healthier and more productive place, we need to give up our fear of conflict, turmoil, and resistance.” — John Gottman
7. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
8. “We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.” — D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
9. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”
10. “One kind word can warm three winter months.”
11. “That was the crux. You. Only you could work on you. Nobody could force you, and if you weren’t ready, then you weren’t ready, and no amount of open-armed encouragement was going to change that.” ― Norah Vincent
12. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.
13. “And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.”
14. “The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society. What is normal? That’s just a story we tell ourselves.” -Matthew Quick
15. If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.
16. There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.
17. I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
18. “To build children you must first be built yourself. Otherwise, you’ll seek children out of animal needs, or loneliness, or to patch the holes in yourself. Your task as a parent is to produce not another self, another Josef, but something higher. It’s to produce a creator.”
19. “Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
20. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
21. “Some day soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That's when I will be truly dead - when I exist in no one's memory. I thought a lot about how someone very old is the last living individual to have known some person or cluster of people. When that person dies, the whole cluster dies, too, vanishes from the living memory. I wonder who that person will be for me. Whose death will make me truly dead?”
22. “Take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole stairway. Just take the first step.”
23. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius
24. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha
25. “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
26. “It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.” – Jared Padalecki
27. “I should have become an "I" before I became a "we".”
28. Scars remind us where we've been. They don't have to dictate where we're going. - David Rossi
29. Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.
30. “No amount of therapy can or self care can make up for scarcity of food & drink, time, or financial resources.” — Whitney Goodman, LMFT
31. “Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.”
32. What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality.
33. “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
34. “What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”
35. She was like the moon … part of her was always hidden.
36. “What if you moved through the world as if you were easy to be loved? Because I promise you, you are easy to love.” Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW
37. “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.” — Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook
38. “Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.” — Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
39. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
40. “I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.”
41. “I want to encourage anyone suffering from mental health issues to seek the support they need. There’s no shame in it. We all need to ask for help sometimes.” -Harry Kane
42. “I was with someone recently who asked: ‘Well, don’t you think that if you do too much therapy it will take away your artistic process?’ And I told them: ‘The biggest lie that we’ve ever been sold is that we as artists have to stay in pain to create.'” — Katy Perry
43. “I like to embrace natural beauty. I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, drinking a lot of water and exercising.”
44. I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races to swallow me into my own madness again.
45. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” — Brene Brown
46. “Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”
47. “You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
48. “I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones
49. The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually, you’re part of quite a big club.
50. My imaginary friend thinks you have serious mental health issues.
51. “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” -Zen Shin
52. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” ― Jasmine Warga
53. “It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn’t even think. That’s the whole trouble. When you’re feeling very depressed, you can’t even think.” -JD. Salinger
54. “There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.”
55. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed
56. “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”
57. “Nothing will work unless you do.”
58. Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
59. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” — Brene Brown
60. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” — Victor Hugo
61. “Real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.”
62. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves”
63. This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. - Cammie McGovern
64. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. - Tara Westover
65. “I say that publicly because I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” — Kerry Washington
66. “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”
67. “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare like when you wake up from a nightmare, you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” -Ned Vizzini
68. “To all those like me who over-schedule, over-think, over-work, over-worry and over-everything, please know you’re not alone.” -Ryan Reynolds
69. Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step. - Mariska Hargitay
70. Mental health is an important topic and should be discussed more frequently. It’s not “attention-seeking”.
71. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
72. You have to fight a battle more than once.
73. “Don’t believe everything you think.”
74. “Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a badass.”
75. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” — Grenville Kleiser
76. “To actually accept that you have an eating disorder or mental health issue is actually a sign of great, great strength. It is not a sign of weakness at all.” -Nigel Owens
77. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
78. 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. - Rosamund Lupton
79. Tough times never last, but tough people do!
80. “In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.”
81. Mental health…is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.
82. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.”
83. “I’m French, so I’m quite lazy about exercising, and I smoke. But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog. That’s all.”
84. “Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo, and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” -Adam Ant
85. “But still, I find the need to remind myself of the temporariness of a day, to reassure myself that I got through yesterday, I’ll get through today.” ― Gayle Forman, Where She Went
86. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. - Carl Jung
87. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” — Henry David Thoreau
88. “From the dark places, we often get a new sense of priorities.” – Esther Perel
89. You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. - Dan Millman
90. She is 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
91. “But if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both uncomfortable and lovely) does eventually pass.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
92. “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 okay.” -Beau Taplin
93. “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”
94. “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 Seifter
95. “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen
96. “In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” — Abraham Maslow
97. “Not for ourselves alone are we born.”
98. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
99. On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure more, I remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days has been 100%. And that’s pretty good. - M. Weidenbenner
100. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
101. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
102. “Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.”
103. “...the more unlived your life, the greater your death anxiety. The more you fail to experience your life fully, the more you will fear death.”
104. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it,”
105. “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
106. “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” — Unknown
107. “She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.” Sylvester McNutt
108. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a spring to get in shape.”
109. “Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
110. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”
111. “Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?” — Kristen Bell
112. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
113. “Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”― Maya Angelou
114. 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
115. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
116. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
117. “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemoney Snicket
118. “The only weights I lift are my dogs.”
119. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.”
120. The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.
121. “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
122. “…we live in a world where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you’re depressed, everyone runs the other way. That’s the stigma. We are so… accepting of any body part breaking down, other than our brains. And that’s ignorance. That’s pure ignorance. And that ignorance has created a world that doesn’t understand depression, that doesn’t understand mental health.” — Kevin Breel
123. “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
124. “Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.”
125. “The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not” ― Elyn R. Saks
126. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
127. “It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
128. “I crossed the street to walk in the sunshine.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
129. “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
130. “This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.” ― Cammie McGovern
131. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
132. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been” — George Eliot
133. “Don’t believe everything you think.” — Unknown
134. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.” -Jeffrey Eugenides
135. “Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.”
136. 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
137. “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” — John Green, Looking For Alaska
138. “Even though I’m not a competitive athlete, I have to still maintain things and try to keep myself fit because I am at that age where I need to make sure to get those regular checkups and make sure everything is intact.”
139. “You look at me and cry; everything hurts. I hold you and whisper: but everything can heal.” ― Rupi Kaur
140. You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.
141. “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” — Arthur Somers Roche
142. “Patience is also a form of action.”
143. Instead of a sign that says, “Do not disturb,” I need one that says, “Already disturbed, proceed with caution.”
144. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
145. “It’s been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.”
146. “Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.” — Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
147. “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
148. Imagine how many suicide victims would still be with us, if only the right person said the right thing at the right time. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
149. “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”
150. But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness. - Robert Uttaro
151. “Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. ... One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can "be", that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.”
152. “I give them the suggestion Allow yourself morning. I tell them it means that today may have been a rolling ball of anxiety and trembling, a face wet and slick with tears, but if you can get to morning, if you can allow yourself a new day to encourage a change, then you can get through it. Allow yourself morning.” ― Bassey Ikpi
153. “If you want to be happy, set a dream that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”
154. “Part of my identity is saying no to things I don’t want to do… I check in with myself throughout the day and I say, ‘Do I really want to do this?’ and if the answer is no, then I don’t do it. And you shouldn’t either.”
155. “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.”
156. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
157. She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.
158. The hidden strength is too deep a secret. But in the end, it is our only ally. - Joanne Greenberg
159. “No amount of support or generosity justifies someone treating you badly. This includes parents.” — Sarah Crosby
160. It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents, joyous positive and despairing negative, whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. - Silvia Plath
161. Often, it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.
162. “The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.”
163. “There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.”
164. “You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” — Lili Rhinehart
165. “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.”
166. “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.”
167. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”
168. “It’s possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder or any other mental illness [you’re] struggling with.” — Demi Lovato
169. He had the feeling that there was something physically behind his eyes, blocking the light. - Jeffrey Eugenides
170. “To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before”
171. “There is grief in change. Be careful not to mistake grief as a sign you’re doing the wrong thing.”
172. “Everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it.”
173. “ Is it the fault of wine if a fool drinks it and goes stumbling into darkness?” Ibn Sina
174. “The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” — Prince Harry
175. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” — Astrid Alauda
176. Sometimes in life, you just need a hug. No words, no advice, just a hug to make you feel better. - Anonymous
177. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” — Lou Holtz
178. Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. - Joubert Botha
179. “Dear friend,Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it dean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.” Al-Ghazali
180. “Mental health is a sensitive subject amongst a lot of people, but it doesn’t need to be. We need to talk about it more, get rid of the stigma.” -Prince Harry
181. “Start listening to the way you talk to yourself. These interactions will tell you how well you know yourself, how much you respect yourself, and what boundaries you are lacking."
182. “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
183. “The secret to living well and longer is this: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.”
184. “A muscle is like a car. If you want to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.”
185. Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.
186. “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”— Oprah Winfrey
187. “It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.”
188. “Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.”
189. The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health. - Stefan Molyneux
190. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”
191. “Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You are worthy, always. S.C. Lourie
192. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” ― John Green
193. “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” — Erik Erikson
194. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
195. “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
196. “There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.” — Howie Mandel
197. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
198. Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain; there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.
199. “It is dangerous to know, but it is more dangerous not to know.”
200. “Because wherever I sat — on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok — I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.” ― Sylvia Plath
201. “A No.2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” – Joyce Meyer
202. “... sooner or later she had to give up the hope for a better past.”
203. “Love is not just a passion spark between two people; there is infinite difference between falling in love and standing in love. Rather, love is a way of being, a "giving to," not a 'falling for"; a mode of relating at large, not an act limited to a single person.”
204. “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” – Juliette Lewis
205. “Common happiness myths: 1. Happiness is the natural state for all human beings. 2. If you’re not happy, you’re defective. 3. To create a better life, we must get rid of negative feelings. 4. You should be able to control what you think and feel.”
206. “There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business.” -Vikram Patel
207. “I now have no problem with anxiety, it was something I was dealing with in the band… People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth.” — Zayn Malik
208. “Sometimes self care is exercise and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire season of TV in one weekend while you lounge around in your pajamas. Whatever soothes your soul.” — Nanea Hoffman
209. 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
210. “Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.” ― Vincent van Gogh
211. “I have to remind myself that not everyone else is to blame for how I feel. That my emotions do what they do and it’s not just because someone else made me feel that way. I try to stop where I am and look around myself before reacting.” — Sarah Bleckman
212. “Depression is the inability to construct a future.”
213. “I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy.”
214. “He who finds a new path is a pathfinder, even if the trail has to be found again by others; and he who walks far ahead of his contemporaries is a leader, even though centuries pass before he is recognized as such” Ibn Khaldun
215. “Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us. Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. Will we grow in self-actualization, or will it destroy us? The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship for good or evil, we will not come out unaffected.”
216. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
217. “Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet, and mental approach.”
218. “One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.” — Carrie Fisher
219. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable, not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” -Pete Wentz
220. “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
221. You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
222. “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
223. You’ve got this!
224. The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.
225. “Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”
226. I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless.
227. Show me where you’re broken, and I’ll show you the places where one day you’ll shine.
228. 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.
229. “Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness. (p. 100)”
230. “Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
231. “Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person. (p. 35)”
232. Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it. - Charles Bukowski
233. “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.”
234. “Don’t get hung up on the size. If you feel bad about yourself because a 12 is what fits, take a Sharpie, and write ‘6’ on the label.”
235. “The human being cannot live in a condition of emptiness for very long: if he is not growing toward something, he does not merely stagnate; the pent-up potentialities turn into morbidity and despair, and eventually into destructive activities.”
236. It’s not always your mental health that is the problem; sometimes the situation you are in needs to change. - Anonymous
237. “Today I will not stress over things I can not control.” -Unknown
238. “My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” — Emery Lord
239. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity.”
240. “I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.” — Eckhart Tolle
241. “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” — Joubert Botha
242. 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. - Kody Keplinger
243. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”
244. “To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another.”
245. “Pay careful attention to anything you try to hide.” — Gretchen Rubin
246. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
247. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
248. “The rainbow comes and goes.” — William Wordsworth
249. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”
250. “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.”
251. “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
252. Diseases of the mind can be more torturous than the diseases of the body.
253. “When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker … but as survivors. Survivors who don’t get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.” ― Jenny Lawson
254. “I knew well enough that one could fracture one’s legs and arms and recover afterward, but I did not know that you could fracture the brain in your head and recover from that too.” ― Vincent van Gogh
255. “When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.”
256. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Maya Angelou
257. “Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.” — Ovid
258. “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
259. It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need. - Amy Poehler
260. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
261. “Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body — so be kind to it.”
262. “Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.” ― Laura Davis
263. Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.
264. “Just keep showing up. Ask for help when you need it. Remember, the voices in your head are just voices. You don’t need to act on them. And be kind to yourself because hard experiences are hard.” -Brad Stulberg
265. Never underestimate the pain of a person because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Just some people are better at hiding it than others.
266. “As you reflect back on the previous weeks, months or year, look for moments you can celebrate too. There will be some, even if you have to look a little harder.” — Emily Coxhead
267. To that one soul reading this: I know you’re tired, you’re fed up, you’re close to breaking, but there’s strength within you, even when you feel weak. Keep fighting. - Anonymous
268. “Life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death.”
269. “A feeble body weakens the mind.”
270. Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time, it comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace in the soul. It comes from laughter and love.
271. “I would say what others have said: It gets better. One day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are. In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself. — Wentworth Miller
272. “Four givens are particularly relevant for psycho-therapy: the inevitability of death for each of us and for those we love; the freedom to make our lives as we will; our ultimate aloneness; and, finally, the absence of any obvious meaning or sense to life.”
273. “My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” — Emery Lord
274. “She is 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
275. “Dogmatism of all kinds--scientific, economic, moral, as well as political--are threatened by the creative freedom of the artist. This is necessarily and inevitably so. We cannot escape our anxiety over the fact that the artists together with creative persons of all sorts, are the possible destroyer of our nicely ordered systems. (p. 76)”
276. “My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” — Hugh Prather
277. You’re amazing, just the way you are!
278. But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.
279. “‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.” — Molly Bahr, LMHC
280. “You’re the only one who can make the difference whatever your dream is, go for it.”
281. “I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.” -Jonathan Harnisch
282. “I think if you exercise, your state of mind — my state of mind — is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.”
283. “Practice puts brains in your muscles.”
284. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore
285. “The gentlest reminder: You might not need to read another self-help book, attend another training, or bookmark another Instagram post as much as you need to listen to, trust, and practice what you already know. What if the answer you’re looking for is actually within you already?” — Lisa Olivera
286. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.” — Keanu Reeves
287. “Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.”
288. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” — Amit Ray
289. “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.”
290. “You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.”
291. “Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” — Adam Ant
292. “When you hit failure, your workout has just begun.”
293. “Well, you know, there’s depression and depression. What I mean by depression in my own case is that depression isn’t just the blues. It’s not just like I have a hangover on the weekend… the girl didn’t show up or something like that. It isn’t that. It’s not really depression; it’s a kind of mental violence which stops you from functioning properly from one moment to the next. You lose something somewhere, and suddenly you’re gripped by a kind of angst of the heart and of the spirit….” -Leonard Cohen
294. “I knew well enough that one could fracture one’s legs and arms and recover afterward, but I did not know that you could fracture the brain in your head and recover from that too.” -Vincent Van Gogh
295. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
296. Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild. - Nikita Gill
297. “Part of my identity is saying no to things I don’t want to do… I check in with myself throughout the day and I say, ‘Do I really want to do this?’ and if the answer is no, then I don’t do it. And you shouldn’t either.” — Lady Gaga
298. “Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friends at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn’t sleep, and I hated the day because it went toward night.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
299. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
300. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: It is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” -C.S. Lewis
301. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore
302. I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
303. “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”
304. “Two things can be true. You can love your family and have deep wounds as a result of your family experiences.” — Nedra Glover Tawwab
305. “The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.” — Mama Indigo
306. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
307. The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.
308. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters.”
309. 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. - Stephen Levine
310. “Change what you can, manage what you can’t.” ― Raymond McCauley
311. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey
312. I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s there to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that. - J. K. Rowling
313. 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.
314. “True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.”
315. This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.
316. I would say what others have said: It gets better. One day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are. In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the. of. loving. yourself.
317. “The best abs exercise is 5 sets of stop eating so much crap.”
318. Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose. - Michelle Rosenthall
319. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Fredrick Douglass
320. “If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.”
321. “Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls. Al-Ghazali
322. Mental health and sobriety is not a straight line, and ‘Drag Race’ is a family, and we support our family members through anything.
323. You cannot heal a lifetime of pain overnight, be patient with yourself, it takes as long as it takes to rebuild yourself. - Anonymous
324. “Good art wounds as well as delights. It must, because our defenses against the truth are wound so tightly around us. But as art chips away at our defenses, it also opens us to healing potentialities that transcend intellectual games and ego-preserving strategies.”
325. Don’t let the mental images of what’s “supposed to be”, take away your right to “just be.” Always remember that.
326. “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”
327. “Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let’s raise the awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem.” — Demi Lovato
328. “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”— Brene Brown
329. “If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best, and the rest will take care of itself.”
330. “Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.”
331. Freud: If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.
332. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” -John Green
333. “Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.”
334. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
335. Courage is not the absence of fear but doing something in spite of fear.
336. “The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”
337. 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.
338. “There were still the periods of darkness, the spasms of panic; but now he knew they were not real and because he knew this he overcame them.” ―V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas
339. “The pain of the past exists nowhere except inside of you. That doesn’t mean it’s not real, it does mean only you can heal it, and you can.”
340. “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
341. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”
342. “Take a deep breath to remember you are the child who lived through survival mode and the empowered adult who chose their healing.” — Dr. Nicole LePera
343. “It’s challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise.”
344. “If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?”
345. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom
346. 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.
347. “Since that day [I opened up about my emotions], it’s just been so much easier to live and so much easier to enjoy life.” -Michael Phelps
348. “Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.” -Sammy Davis Jr.
349. “The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” – Maya Angelou
350. “The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” – Unknown
351. “The spirit of a man is constructed out of his choices.”
352. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
353. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”
354. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.”
355. “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
356. “I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.”
357. “I didn’t have the same fitness or ability as other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind.”
358. “There is increasing evidence that cultivating positive mental states like kindness and compassion definitely leads to better psychological health and happiness.” -Dalai Lama
359. “As you reflect back on the previous weeks, months or year, look for moments you can celebrate too. There will be some, even if you have to look a little harder.”
360. Change what you can, manage what you can’t.
361. “Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula.”
362. “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” – Joubert Botha
363. “We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.” — Lynn Manuel Miranda
364. The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.
365. “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own - not of the same blood and birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are unnatural.”
366. “I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and I’m a suicide attempt survivor. Being a black male and dealing with these issues, I always felt like I couldn’t talk to anyone about this stuff. I’m now a therapist to address these issues within my community.” -Rwenshaun Miller
367. “Feeling your feelings will not lead to depression.” — Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC
368. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”
369. “Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the “divine madness,” to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean.”
370. “The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.”
371. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
372. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.” — Karen Salmansohn
373. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
374. “But no matter how much evil I see, I think it’s important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.” ― Robert Uttaro
375. “Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.”
376. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
377. Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean that you can, should, or need to do it alone.
378. If you’re happy and you know it, shake your meds.
379. “Life is a miserable thing. I have decided to spend my life thinking about it.”
380. “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” Mark Twain
381. “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
382. “Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever.” ― Susanna Kaysen
383. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.
384. Sometimes, mental illness is terrifying because you feel like you've lost control of your mind and nothing makes sense. It's like watching yourself on autopilot and having little to no control. - Anonymous
385. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” ― Iyanla Vanzant
386. “My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” -Emery Lord
387. “It is interesting to note how many of the great scientific discoveries begin as myths.”
388. I know what it's like to be afraid of your own mind. - Spencer Reid
389. “Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.” — Ehssan
390. “I’m a man and no less of a man for admitting ‘I’m not okay, and for openly talking about the constant struggle and battle I face with myself every single day.” -Joe Plumb
391. “I don’t regret opening up about what I went through [with depression], because, it sounds really cliché, but I have had women come up to me and say, ‘It meant so much to me.’ It means so much when you realize that someone was having a really hard time and feeling shame and was trying to hide this whole thing.” — Winona Ryder
392. “I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden.” — Sophie Turner
393. No visible symptoms, no runny nose, just a head full of darkness. No fever or rash no fractures or sprains, just a longing for something unable to explain. - Anonymous
394. “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
395. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
396. “Two truths cannot contradict one another” Ibn Rushd
397. “Width of life is more important than length of life.” Ibn Sina
398. “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
399. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.” — Deepak Chopra
400. “It’s okay to miss an old way of coping.”
401. ” Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step.” Mariska Hargitay
402. There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help, and your life could be better if you go out and seek help.
403. “Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist.” — Wentworth Miller
404. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it,” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
405. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles Spurgeon
406. “…if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.” — Daniel Goleman
407. “In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus
408. “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.”
409. “Self-reliance is the key to vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.” -Robin Williams
410. “The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain.” ― William Styron
411. Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with. - Adam Ant
412. “Mental health problems do not affect three or four out of every five persons, but one out of one.” -Karl A. Menninger
413. “Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river — and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.” ― Alysha Speer
414. Your feelings are valid. You have the right to feel whatever you feel. You aren’t exaggerating. You aren’t being too sensitive. you aren’t being dramatic. You’re hurting, and that’s okay
415. “Women have fought so long and hard for our rights and equality, and now all our attention is put on being a size 0.”
416. I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me. - John Green
417. Balancing time you spend with or without people is crucial for mental health. - Amy E. Spiegel
418. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson
419. The only journey is the journey within.
420. Take your time healing, as long as you want. Nobody else knows what you've been through. How could they know how long it will take to heal you. - Anonymous
421. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
422. “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
423. “If you know someone who’s depressed please resolve to never ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.” — Stephen Fry
424. “It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” ― Jennifer Niven
425. “Coming back from depression, I identified with Prosper and his melancholy and downcast state. Through the power of imagination, he improves his condition, and so that’s what I did as a composer…We all get depressed from time to time, but the suffering from clinical depression is unimaginable. I guess I’m proof that you can get help and go on.” -Paul Moravec
426. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
427. 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 other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime, and that’s OK. - Beau Taplin
428. “Every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, this is me and the damned world can go to hell.”
429. “I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.” ― Jonathan Harnisch
430. “Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.”
431. “Start listening to the way you talk to yourself. These interactions will tell you how well you know yourself, how much you respect yourself, and what boundaries you are lacking.” — Sara Kuburic
432. What mental health needs are more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.
433. “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” — Glenn Close
434. I think it’s really important to de-stigmatize mental illness in any form. I think there are a lot of people that are carrying around guilt and shame and baggage for sh** that doesn’t matter. Everybody is going through something; everybody has had something that they’ve had to overcome.
435. The only thing more exhausting than having a mental illness is pretending like you don’t.
436. “Live when you live! Death loses its terror if one dies when one has consummated one's life! If one does not live in the right time, then one can never die at the right time.”
437. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you, even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” -Andrew Solomon
438. Be patient and tough; someday, this pain will be useful to you.
439. “[Slow breathing] is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes. — Russ Harris
440. It was the way they had exploited his schizophrenia to their advantage, wielding it to maim a man who was already mentally crippled.
441. “So many people look at [my depression] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it — I can’t help it. There’s not much that I’m closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don’t have to be something they’re not or feel like they have to fake happy. There’s nothing worse than being fake happy.” — Miley Cyrus
442. “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
443. “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!”
444. “When I don’t pay attention to my feelings, I tend to put up with situations and people longer than I should.” — Allyson Dinneen
445. “Too many Americans who struggle with mental health illnesses are suffering in silence rather than seeking help, and we need to see to it that men and women who would never hesitate to go see a doctor if they had a broken arm or came down with the flu, that they have that same attitude when it comes to their mental health.” -Barack Obama
446. “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” Lemony Snicket
447. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
448. “My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.” — Patty Duke
449. 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 deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
450. “Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” Karen Salmansohn
451. “To show weakness, we’re told in sports, is to deserve shame. But showing weakness, addressing your mental health, is strength.” -Mardy Fish
452. “I dream of a love that is more than two people craving to possess one another.”
453. “Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.”
454. I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet.
455. “Tough times never last, but tough people do!” — Robert Schuller
456. “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.” — Selena Gomez
457. “Mental health affects every aspect of your life. It’s not just this neat little issue you can put into a box.” — Shannon Purser
458. “A curious thought experiment. . . Nietzsche's message to us was to live life in such a way that we would be willing to repeat the same life eternally”
459. “There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.” ― Andrew Solomon
460. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”― Oprah Winfrey
461. “Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometime opposes me.” Imam Al Ghazali
462. It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind. - Aisha Mirza
463. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
464. Insanity doesn’t run in my family. It strolls through, taking time to get to know each of us personally.
465. “I think it’s more important to be fit so you can be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body.”
466. “If Epicurus were speaking to you at this moment, he would urge you to simplify life. Here's how he might put it if he were standing here today : " Lads, your needs are few, they are easily attained, and any necessary suffering can be easily tolerated. Don't complicate your life with such trivial goals as riches and fame: they are the enemy of ATARAXIA. Fame, for example, consist of the opinions of others and requires that we must live our life as other wish. To achieve and maintain fame, we must like what others like and shun whatever it is that they shun. Hence, a life of fame or a life in politics? Flee from it. And wealth? Avoid it! It is a trap. The more we acquire the more we crave, and the deeper our sadness when our yearning is not satisfied. Lads, listen to me: If you crave happiness, do not waste your life struggling for that which you really do not need.”
467. 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.
468. “If you’re fifty, exercise your mind and body regularly, eat well, and have a general zest for life, you’re likely younger – in very real, physical terms – than your neighbor who is forty-four, works in a dead-end job, eats chicken wings twice a day, considers thinking too strenuous, and looks at lifting a beer glass as a reasonable daily workout.”
469. “‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.”
470. Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
471. “What? 'Borderline patients play games'? That what you said? Ernest, you'll never be a real therapist if you think like that. That's exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. There are borderlines and there are borderlines. Labels do violence to people. You can't treat the label; you have to treat the person behind the label. (17)”
472. 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
473. Self-care is how you take your power back. - Lalah Delia
474. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
475. My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it. - Emery Lord
476. If you’re going through hell, keep going.
477. Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous, I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.
478. “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” — Paulo Coelho
479. “What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.” — Pink
480. “I’m not a waif-y girl and never will be. I think it’s healthy when fitness experts encourage fitness rather than getting a certain body shape.”
481. “It is easier, far easier, to obey another than to command oneself.”
482. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it.” -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
483. “Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy.”
484. “Pay careful attention to anything you try to hide.”
485. “Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.”
486. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
487. “Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves” Imam AL Ghazali
488. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
489. “Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.”
490. A question that always makes me hazy is it me or are the others crazy?
491. When life knocks you down, do a burpee!
492. There’s a mental health problem in the sense that people are so afraid of the stigma that they don’t get help. But there’s absolutely a gun control problem in the country.
493. “Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair.”
494. “No pain, no gain.”
495. “People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” -Dan Reynolds
496. “I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken.” — AJ Lee
497. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” ― Henry David Thoreau
498. “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”
499. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”
500. “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”
501. “My job is to be fit and I’m really blessed that I get to go and work out and live a really healthy lifestyle.”
502. 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.
503. “Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn’t have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing.” -Kevin Love
504. “I’ve been in therapy for years. I’m handling my issues head-on, not running from them…I was so scared for so long to say that because society has led me to believe that my anxiety is stupid and shouldn’t be talked about.” -Logic
505. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
506. “The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.”
507. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.” — Rafiki
508. Beautiful fake smile. All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.
509. Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.
510. “Being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness — that’s why more and more mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s the same as being physically sick. And when you keep all those things inside, when you bottle them up, it makes you ill.” — Cara Delevingne
511. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
512. “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 Seifter
513. “What if you moved through the world as if you were easy to be loved? Because I promise you, you are easy to love.”
514. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” — Walter Anderson
515. “I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.”
516. “The world doesn’t always know what to do with people who don’t recover from illness. We like stories that have a clear beginning and ending. Even if you don’t fully heal or ‘get better’, you can be loved and appreciated for exactly who you are now. It’s enough.”
517. “You’re not someone who could have had a great life but no longer can. You’re someone who still has time to live a great life. You’re not someone who used to have potential but wasted it. You’re someone who had setbacks, but can and will bounce back. You still have as much potential as always. You can still do amazing things.”
518. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
519. “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
520. “Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there’s so much shame around it. If you have it, you’re a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.” -Mike Mills
521. “The criterion of mental health is not one of individual adjustment to a given social order, but a universal one, valid for all men, or giving a satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” -Erich Fromm
522. “When it comes to nutrition I am an, ‘anti-perfectionist.’ I am a lot more concerned with building a consistent routine that you’re actually going to stick to, rather than building the perfect diet.”
523. “The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.” Tiffany Madison
524. The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation. - Glenn Close
525. “The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.”
526. There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet. - Matt Haig
527. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein
528. “Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You’re frightened, and you’re frightening, and you’re ‘not at all like yourself but will be soon,’ but you know you won’t.” ― Kay Redfield Jamison
529. “I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don’t want to hold anything in so it festers and turns into pus – a pustule of emotion that exploded into a festering cesspool of depression.” -Nicolas Cage
530. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch
531. “Mental health is just as important as… physical health and deserves the same quality of support.”
532. “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
533. “Dissect your motives deeper! You will find that no one has ever done anything wholly for others. All actions are self-directed, all service is self-serving, all love self-loving.”
534. The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse. - Tiffany Madison
535. “Only the wounded healer can truly heal. (97)”
536. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman
537. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou
538. The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. And you can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.
539. “It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one's germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!”
540. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
541. “One of the few blessings of living in an age of anxiety is that we are forced to become aware of ourselves.”
542. “Mental health isn’t all of me, but it’s a massive part of my journey and a massive part of my whole being.” -Adwoa Aboah
543. It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to disassociate. And, it’s okay to hide from the world. And, it’s okay to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Your mental illness is not a personal failure.
544. “I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.”
545. “The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” — Demi Lovato
546. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung
547. “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it – just as we have learned to live with storms.” -Paulo Coelho
548. “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.” ― Raymond L. Cramer
549. “As soon as we realize that it’s not our job to be perfect, everything gets easier and more honest and more true. And in my experience, it tends to work better.”
550. “No amount of support or generosity justifies someone treating you badly. This includes parents.”
551. “If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
552. “Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won,but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” Charles Bukowski
553. “One must have at least a readiness to love the other person, broadly speaking, if one is to be able to understand him.”
554. “The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else...”
555. “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
556. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...”
557. Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need. - Nathaniel Branden
558. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
559. ”If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain, and respect your pain – in time you will move through your pain.” – Bryant McGill
560. I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better — and maybe not all that much better after all.
561. “The past resembles the future more than one drop of water resembles another” Ibn Khaldun
562. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't. - John Green
563. There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible body casts. - Andrew Solomon
564. 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.
565. “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
566. “Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.”
567. “Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.”
568. “When under the strain of bipolar’s strongest symptoms, we certainly can make selfish decisions, but that doesn’t make us selfish people. In fact, because we have struggled and known such depths of darkness, our compassion runs deeper.” — Lyss Trayers
569. “We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that.” ― Sam J. Miller
570. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost
571. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
572. “One thing I feel clear about is that it's important not to let your life live you. Otherwise, you end up at forty feeling you haven't really lived. What have I learned? Perhaps to live now, so that at fifty I won't look back upon my forties with regret.”
573. “I believe the biggest stigma right now, with mental health, is that a lot of men are not talking about it.” -Mauro Ranallo
574. “Like most people I can be lazy, so it’s nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I’m outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.”
575. The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire. - Mama Indigo
576. “There comes a time when the blankness of the future is just so extreme; it’s like such a black wall of nothingness. Not of bad things like a cave full of monsters, and so, you’re afraid of entering it. It’s just nothingness, the void, emptiness, and it is just horrible. It’s like contemplating a future-less future, and so you just want to step out of it. The monstrosity of being alive overwhelms you.” -Stephen Fry
577. “I started running around my 30th birthday. I wanted to lose weight; I didn’t anticipate the serenity. Being in motion, suddenly my body was busy and so my head could work out some issues I had swept under a carpet of wine and cheese. Good therapy, that’s a good run.”
578. “When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, then look to those who have been given less.” Prophet Muhammad
579. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March, from Little Women