This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. This is a topic that we need to talk more about. We need to eliminate the stigma about mental illness and talking about it is a great way to start. Since people can easily relate to quotes, I thought that sharing some mental health quotes would be a good way to start raising awareness!
Did you know at least 1 in 5 people have a mental health concern of some sort. That means it is likely that you or someone in your immediate family is struggling with their mental health. Think of your loved ones, can you image them having to deal with stigma? A stigma that causes people in need of help to keep it to themselves. To put on a happy face when they are hurting so deeply inside. No one deserves that! Dealing with mental illness is extremely hard on it’s own, doing so in silence makes it that much harder.
If you know someone with a mental health concern, reach out and talk to them. Let them know that while you may not understand what they are feeling, you are there for them and are supportive of them. Remind them that they are loved. If you are struggling with your mental health, share this post with your loved on to help get the conversation started.
Everyone deserves to be loved, supported, and respected!
Here are some mental health quotes that I think will resonate with many people. Feel free to save any of the images below so you can look at them as a reminder on particularly challenging days.
16 Mental Health Quotes You Need to Read
“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” -Unknown
“Don’t believe everything you think.” -Unknown
“Don’t fake being okay. You only hurt yourself. Be real with what you’re going through. Just don’t let it consume you.” -Unknown
“Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others.” -Unknown
“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” –Joubert Botha
“Just because you think you’re worthless doesn’t make it true.” -Unknown
“Don’t be so hard on yourself.” -Unknown
“Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.” -Unknown
“I fight for my health every day in a way most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.” -Unknown
“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” –Lemony Snicket
“Depression is a flaw in chemistry not character.” -Unknown
“Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” -Unknown
“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
“It’s a disorder. Not a decision.” -Unknown
“You don’t know why you’re exhausted? You’re fighting a war inside your head every single day. If that’s not exhausting I don’t know is.” -Unknown
“Remember that you were given this life because you’re strong enough to live it.” -Unknown
I hope at least one of these mental health quotes resonated with you in some way! If you are able, discuss mental health awareness in some way this week. Share a post on Facebook, post a status update, send a tweet, send a text, make a call. Help us to break the silence and eliminate mental health stigma!