100 Inspiring Mental Health Quotes to Help You Stay Positive

100 Inspiring Mental Health Quotes to Help You Stay Positive

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Within this article, you will find 100 inspiring psychology quotes to help you to stay positive. Find quotes on different topics in psychology and therapy: depression, anxiety, grief, inspiration, anger, fear, motivation, pain, self-love, and happiness.

Whether you’re just looking for a little bit of midday inspiration, you’re in need of a pick-me-up, or you’re looking to find quotes to send to a friend, have fun with them. Hang them on your wall, save them in your notes, or save this page to view whenever you need them.

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Mental Health Quotes for Depression


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[blockquote author=”jasmine warga” target=”_blank”]1. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes



[blockquote author=”andrew soloman” target=”_blank”]3. “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, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression



[blockquote author=”david mitchell” target=”_blank”]4. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ — all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective — it just means you’re human.”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


5. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
— Albus Dumbledore



6. “I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have come across my strength.”
– Alex Elle


7. “Never be ashamed of a scar. It means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”
– Unknown


8. “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


9. “Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but your strength.”
– SAMHSA Helpline



10. “There is power in knowing you are battling depression.”


11. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” 
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


12. “Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born.”
-Mary Anne Radmacher


Mental Health Quotes for Anxiety


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13. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.”
—Natalie Goldberg


14. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”
—Charles Spurgeon


15. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”
—Anonymous proverb

16. “Breathe darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.”
– S.C. Lourie


17. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”
– Unknown


18. “Stress is self-created, I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.”
– Brendon Burchard



19. “You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.”
– Jen Wilde


20. “It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.”
– Chinoye J. Chidolue


21. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”
– Robert Tew

22. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”
— Astrid Alauda



Mental Health Quotes for Grief


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23. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.”
— Patti Davis

24. “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat, Pray, Love”


25. “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less, and one day we wonder what has become of it.”
— Arthur Golden, “Memoirs of a Geisha”


26. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
–Anne Lamott


27. “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.”
― Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson


28. “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
– Rumi




Mental Health Quotes for Inspiration


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29. “Self-care is how you take your power back.”
— Lalah Delia


30. “If you plan on being anything less than what you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
— Abraham Maslow


31. “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
― Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within


32. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


33. “Rainbows are people whose lives are bright, shining examples for others.”
— Maya Angelou



34. “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder


35. “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”
— Brené Brown


36. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
– Lao Tzu


37. “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


38. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
— Joseph Campbell


39. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
— Swami Sivananda



Mental Health Quotes for Anger


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40. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
— Chinese Proverb


41. “Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.”
— Robert G. Ingersoll


42. “When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others.”
— Molly McCord, Conscious Messages


43. “When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes a hold.”
— Marge Powers, Anger: What’s Up With That?


44. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

— Buddha


45. “One’s anger is one’s greatest enemy and one’s calmness is one’s protection.”
— Sathya Sai Baba



46. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
— Carl Jung

47. “We can’t control what people say, but we do have a say in how we react. Refusing to give others power over our feelings is a mark of emotional intelligence.”
— Adam Grant



Mental Health Quotes for Fear


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48. “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”
— Dale Carnegie


49. “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
— Louis E. Boone


50. “If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?”
— Les Brown


51. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
— Helen Keller


52. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
— Zig Ziglar


53. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
— Rosa Parks


54. “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.”
— Marcus Aurelius


55. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
— Marie Curie




Mental Health Quotes for Motivation


mental health quote on motivation



56. “Owning your story is the bravest thing you’ll ever do.”
– Brené Brown


57. “Somewhere, there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.”
– Unknown


58. “I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to have a day. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet. It’ll get better. Until then, have a day.”
– Unknown


59. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
— Abraham Lincoln


60. “We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.”
— William Arthur Ward



61. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”
— Napoleon Hill


62. “Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
– Arthur Golden


63. “On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%, and that’s pretty good.”
– Unknown


64. “You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
– Unknown


65. “Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.”
—Diane McLaren

66.  “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen


67. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Winston S. Churchill


68. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”
―Vernon Sanders Law


69. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
— Steve Jobs


70. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.”
— Joe Girard




Mental Health Quotes for Pain


”Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore mental health quote for pain



71. “In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to the present.”
— Julia Cameron


72. ”Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
– Mary Tyler Moore


73. ”Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
— Khalil Gibran


74. ”It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.”
— Vince Lombardi


75. “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.”
— Buddhist proverb


76. “Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you.”
— Tim Fargo


77. “Problems are the price you pay for progress.”
— Branch Rickey


Mental Health Quotes for Self-Love


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78. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

79. “Problems are the price you pay for progress.”
— Branch Rickey


80. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
— Charles Bukowski


81. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”
— Oscar Wilde

82. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
— Brené Brown


83. “Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.”
— Tara Westover


84. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg


85. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
— Maya Angelou


86. “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
— Fred Rogers


87. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
— Anna Taylor


88. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt


89. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”​
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


90. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”
— Dan Coppersmith



Mental Health Quotes for Happiness


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91. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas A. Edison


92. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
― Helen Keller


93. “You, of all people deserve a happy ending.”
— Sylvain Reynard


94. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
― Victor Hugo


95. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.”

— Peter Hagerty


96. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

97. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson


98. “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 compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

99. “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald


100. Always find time to do the things that make you feel happy to be alive! ⁣⁣
— Dr. Zwig



Brooke Lamberti

Brooke Lamberti is a content writer based out of Scranton, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Marywood University, and has prior career experience working in social work and domestic violence advocacy. She has a passion for writing and helping others.

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