20 Quotes About Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as maintaining the rest of your entire body in great form. Our minds, ideas, and feelings will need to be cared for regularly and intentionally. Emotional health is regulated by several inner variables –such as stress, anxiety, depression, and stress –and external forces like illness, hardship, and reduction.

“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?”

— Kerry Washington

“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

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”

— John Green

“You look at me and cry; everything hurts. I hold you and whisper: but everything can heal.”

— Rupi Kaur

“Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.”

— Adam Ant

“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

“Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.”

— Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”

— Abraham Maslow

“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.”

— Lisa Olivera

“ ‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.”

— Molly Bahr, LMHC

“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

“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

“What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”

— Jasmine Warga

“Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.”

— Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

— Dan Millman

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

— Glenn Close

“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

“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.”

— Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

“Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.”

— Nathaniel Branden

“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”

— Aisha Mirza

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