Life-Changing Mental Health Self Care Quotes (Boost Mental Health Awareness)

Jordan Brown

There's something about mental health quotes.

They can lift a mood when nothing else can't.

They can change your awareness by helping you to see the world in a different way.

They can even be an essential ingredient in your recipe for self-care.

Here are my all-time favorite mental health self care quotes.

Mental Health Quotes to Make You Think and Feel Differently

Mental Health Quotes From Books

“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.”
Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here


“The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain.”
William Styron, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

“I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

“you look at me and cry
everything hurts

i hold you and whisper
but everything can heal”
Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you think that’s weird?”
T.J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

“It's up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience