The conversation about mental health has caused a shift to start in society.
With national organizations pushing for reform and focus on mental health, even starting a Mental Health Awareness Month, more people are talking about mental health than ever before.
Everybody struggles sometimes. Everyone has tough days, weeks, months, even years. Seeing a mental health counselor or visiting a mental health clinic can help you find tools to work through those tough times.
But the clinic and counselors don’t go home with you. Sometimes you have to provide your own mental health help.
Read these 5 mental health quotes to help you through tough times.
1. Making It Manageable
“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 are many mental health services out there to help you talk about your feelings. Sometimes, you just need to vocalize how you are feeling to a friend or loved one.
However, you choose to mention your feelings, good for you for taking the first step to make them more manageable and less overwhelming!
2. You’re Not Alone
“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
One of the most positive things about the movement to acknowledge mental health is that more and more people are speaking up. Know that you are not alone in your struggles.
3. It’s Not Forever
“This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.” — Cammie McGovern
Psychological safety is knowing that you are safe in mental situations as well as physical. If you can create that safety in your mind and conquer your fears, you will help your body learn to not react as if there is danger.
4. No Bullies Allowed
“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” — Astrid Alauda
As you become more aware of your own mental health, pay attention to the effects it has on your body. You can help stop the cycle of hormones and fight or flight response if you remind yourself to not let your mind bully your body.
5. Gentle Reminder
“The gentlest reminder: You might not need to read another self-help book, attend another training, or bookmark another Instagram post as much as you need to listen to, trust, and practice what you already know. What if the answer you’re looking for is actually within you already?” — Lisa Olivera
Whether this is the first or 100th mental health awareness article you’ve read on the internet, no Google search can replace you knowing yourself. Don’t be afraid to act on what you feel is best for you.
Mental Health Quotes Can Help You Regain Your Perspective
There are a plethora of mental health quotes out there, and whichever sparks some hope in your heart, let it help guide and heal you on your mental health journey.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do!” — Robert Schuller
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