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Mental Health Awareness: Top Quotes from Literature, Philosophers

Mental Illness: There is no health without mental health.
Samyak Lalit
Samyak Lalit | September 15, 2021 (Last update: September 15, 2021)

Samyak Lalit is an author and disability rights activist. He is a polio survivor and the founder of projects like Kavita Kosh, Gadya Kosh, TechWelkin, WeCapable, Dashamlav and Viklangta Dot Com. Website:

Almost everybody faces mental health problems at some point in their lives. Mental health issues like sadness, depression and anxiety can make us feel really terrible and hopeless. In such dark times, sometimes… someone’s words shine like pearls of wisdom. Soothing and guiding words can help us look at our life from a more positive angle. The following quotes on mental health from various authors and philosophers may prove to be helpful to you.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do!” — Robert Schuller

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” ― Henry David Thoreau

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket

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

“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” – Unknown

“Just like our body requires vitamins, we also need mind-vitamins like courage, faith, inspiration and hope. Find these mind-viramins.” — Samyak Lalit

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

“The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” – Unknown

“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

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

“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” — Emery Lord

“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.” — Steven Aitchison

“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

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

“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

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore (JK Rowling’s Harry Potter character)

“Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” — Rick Warren

“Let your story go. Allow yourself to be present with who you are right now.” – Russ Kyle

“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?” — Abertoli

“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

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

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” — Unknown

“The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

“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

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