Ten of Our Favorite Mental Health Quotes

The beautiful thing about quotes is other people’s words often help us understand our experience. And in the midst of a mental health crisis, words can be hard to come by. Below are some quotes to provide understanding and support when you or your child is struggling:

“The true opposite of depression is neither gaiety nor absence of pain but vitality, the freedom to experience spontaneous feelings.” – Alice Walker

Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow.

— Swedish Proverb

Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.

— Russ Harris

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.

— Brene Brown

This feeling will last. The fear is real but the danger is not.

— Cammie McGovern

“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

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.

— Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.

— Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC

“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

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