Mental Health Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Mental Health quotes and Mental Health sayings, and Mental Health proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at."

Louis C.K

"Depression is the inability to construct"

Rollo May

"A wise therapist taught me that anger is the emotion we snatch up to avoid less comfortable feelings – confusion, fear, sadness."

Jill Herzig

"Each time you set a healthy boundary, you say “yes” to more freedom."

Nancy Levin

"Talking won’t change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness."

Melissa Marr

"I love the person I’ve become, because I fought to become her"

Kaci Diane

"I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity ."

Edgar Allen Poe

"One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you we’re put to the test and you didn’t fall apart"

Linda Poindexter

"It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending."

Dr. Steve Maraboli

"I really have a secret satisfaction in being considered rather mad."

William Heath Robinson

"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet."

Rodney Dangerfield

"Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell"

Renata Adler

"Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won’t be any recovery."

Dan Fisher

"If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around."


"Everyone has a moral backside, which he won’t show unless he has to, keeping it covered as long as possible with the pants of respectability."

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"I may have looked happy but inside Iwas hopelessly depressed."

Stephen Fry

"About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times."

C.G. Jung

"It is naively assumed that the fact that the majority of people share certain ideas and feelings proves the validity of these ideas and feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consensual validation as such has no bearing on reason or mental health."

Erich Fromm

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

Cammie McGovern

"Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions."

Ana Castillo

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."

Abraham Lincoln

"Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with."

Adam Ant

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