When I am struggling, I often like reading mental health quotes. It helps me realize that I am not alone in my brain or thoughts. That other people out there think just like me. Sometimes, feeling alone is the scariest part of mental illness. No one is ever truly alone. There is someone always there willing to help. The first part is just asking for help. Asking for help may be the hardest part but it can also be the most rewarding.
“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
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
“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
“I fight for my health every day in ways most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.”
“Don’t give in to stigma. A diagnosis does not determine who you are or what you can do!”
“Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There’s only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives.” ― Tori Spelling
“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn’t have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness.” — Demi Lovato
“There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.” – Howie Mandel
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord
“I’m struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are.” — Justin Bieber
“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”― Juliette Lewis
“There’s no shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight every day.” — Jared Padalecki
“Feelings don't try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You're responsible for its consequences, you're responsible for treating it. But...you're not responsible for causing it. You're not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.”
“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”
“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.”
“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”
I don't know about you but all of these quotes are super relatable. There are many times that I have wanted to run and hide when I am having a bad mental health day. It's important to never give up. Keep fighting because you are worth it!
You can always reach out to me if you need advice or just someone to listen. Here is a cheat sheet below that you can use if you are struggling. I know I rely on lists like these in a mental health crisis. When I can't come up with things to do to feel better.
Being in a mental health crisis can be very scary. I often don't think straight when I am in one. Use this as a guide for when these situations arise. Every idea below helps me immensely. All of these ideas are quick easy fixes when you start to feel panic coming on.
What helps you when you are in an emotional mental health crisis?
How do you overcome anxiety or depression?
Let's chat in the comments down below! I would love to hear all of your thoughts.