Inspiring Mental Illness Quotes

Inspiring Mental Illness Quotes

Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end. ~ Saint Ignatius

 

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse. ~ Regina Brett

 

Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them. ~ Lysette Anthony

 

Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge – whether it’s coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this ‘post-traumatic growth.’ ~ Jane McGonigal

 

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you’d be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you’ve taken. ~ Hoda Kotb

 

One of the things psychologists used to say was that if you are depressed, anxious or angry, you couldn’t be happy. Those were at opposite ends of a continuum. I believe that you can be suffering or have a mental illness and be happy – just not in the same moment that you’re sad. ~ Martin Seligman

 

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. ~ Richard Carlson

 

The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress. ~ Marianne Williamson

 

Even if you have a terminal disease, you don’t have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have. ~ Nelson Mandela

 

There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths. ~ Sonia Sotomayor

 

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. ~ Joseph Campbell

 

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. ~
Kevyn Aucoin

 

 

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