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Quotes to Support Your Mental Health

Life has been rather hectic lately, a significant upheaval is on the way for me personally; which, if things actually turn out as we hope, my husband and I will see a marked improvement in our lifestyle and general mental well-being. I’m choosing to focus on the possibilities of these advancements coming to fruition; and what’s encouraging me to remain focused and optimistic are a collection of quotes.

A number of people have shared with me that inspirational and motivational words help maintain their mental and emotional wellness; with many referring to them throughout the day for a little mental boost. I fully embrace this idea and have taken to writing out particularly meaningful quotes on Post-It Notes and putting them on my fridge and desk; their soothing words practically becoming affirmations for the day.  

Foreground Text: Quotes to Support Your Mental Health (a blog post on Transatlantic Notes). Background Image: An open notebook/journal lies open in a table. Photo by Pure Julia via Unsplash.

I sincerely believe that the words we speak to ourselves can really make a difference to our general health and wellness. Whether it’s from effective self-talk or incentivized by the wisdom of others, what we give voice to can be defining and liberating. Even during incredibly fraught or troubling times, what we internally and externally vocalize can channel our energy towards something more emotionally nourishing and supportive.

Here are 9 quotes that may support your mental health and improve your day …

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. | Rumi

A quote by Morgan Harper Nichols that reads, "You are not out of sight of endless boundless, glorious light."
words and art by Morgan Harper Nichols/Instagram

All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. | Mr Rogers

A quote by The Sprouting Sunflower that reads, "Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom."
words and art by The Sprouting Sunflower/Instagram

Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. | Maya Angelou

Quote by Dhiman that reads, "Even if no one has ever told you this, I hope you will always remeber -- you are worthy even in your difficulties. This is a season that has tested you for too long and I know it's not been easy for you to keep holding on but here you are my friend, brave and strong, keep going despite it all."
words and art by Poetry of Dhiman/Instagram

Give yourself permission to expand. Be courageous in your ability to outgrow what is keeping you stuck. | Alex Elle

Alison Malee quote that reads, "I woke up today and decided to embody light: in all the ways I can, in all the ways I can."
words by Alison Malee/Instagram

Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously. | Prentis Hemphill

I hope you discovered some new, uplifting quotes from this article; try writing them out in your journal or on a card that you can place somewhere to read every day. Recite the words out loud and listen to what they affirm, allow them to sink in; they may be the balm that improves your day.

Do you have a favourite quote? What writer or poet do you enjoy reading? How do you take care of your mental health?


Further Info:

8 Pieces of Expert Mental Health Advice For 2022 – Forbes

NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice

CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support

46 thoughts on “Quotes to Support Your Mental Health”

    1. I am sorry you are dealing with depression; it’s a hard battle sometimes (I understand this myself too). I hope you find ways through the more difficult days and have many more moments of joy coming your way. Hang on in there.

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  1. What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. | Rumi

    When I first read this I misread it as “What I planted in each person’s soul will sprout” which is also a beautiful thought. This is a post I personally really needed to read; thank you for writing it ❤

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  2. I love Mr. Rogers quotes. He has to be one of the most insightful people at least of the past century. Here’s another good one from him: “In a way, you’ve already won in this world because you’re the only one who can be you.”

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    1. I only found out about him when I moved to the U.S. so it’s been a delight over the years finding out more about him. He was a treasure and I love how he frames everything with love, respect and kindness. Thank you for sharing that other quote of his, it’s beautiful!

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      1. I didn’t realize he wasn’t internationally known! You should watch the documentary Wont You Be My Neighbor. It’s very, very good.

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  3. I hope things do turn out for you & that’s a good idea of writing the quotes & keeping them on your fridge & desk.
    These are all great quotes & I love the one from Mr. Rogers!

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  4. Thank you for sharing these wonderful quotes. They serve as a great reminder on days where we need extra love and encouragement. The imagery is so beautiful and so are the colors, they add such a special touch to the words. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Theses are some great inspirational quotes. I learned this later in life: “give yourself the same care and attention as your do for others” Giving more time to family, friends and even my employers while neglecting my own self care was a lesson i had to learn the hard way. No one is worth sacrificing your mental health.

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  6. This is just what I needed today Molly! I particularly love the Dhiman and Mr Roger’s quotes. Thank you for sharing them!

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  7. I love all of these quotes, it’s hard to pick a favourite! I think giving ourselves the same attention we give to others is really important and something we don’t necessarily do enough. Thanks for sharing this inspirational post 🙂

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  8. I love the idiea of writing quotes on post it and stick them around the house. It is something I could definitely do since I love wuotes and the wisdom they carry. I look for quotes all the time. They help me get inspired and yes they are extremely helpful for my mental health. I buy a specific tea selection which has quotes in each tea bag. I love them! I may drink 3-4 teas a day just to read more quotes.

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  9. These are lovely quotes. My favorite from this list is the one from the Poetry of Dhiman about worthiness. And I like how you can turn these quotes into affirmations. Affirmations really do help!! My favorite quote, though I’m not sure if it relates to mental health is this: “Done is better than perfect” as said by Sheryl Sandberg! 🙂

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