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I love quotes and affirmations to help boost my mental health and on days where my mental illness comes to forefront.

Whilst positive affirmations don’t always take me out of a dark spell straight away, the process of saying them like I mean them really does help.

So whether you write your mental health quotes in a notebook or stick them up around the house, or like me, you write them on mirrors and chalk boards using chalk pens… Hopefully some of my favourite mental health quotes will help inspire you because we all have mental health after all.

25 of the best Mental Health Quotes (in my opinion)

  1. “You haven’t come this far, just to go this far.” 

2. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”


3. “I get knocked down but I get up again.” Chumbawamba

4. “If at first you don’t succeed (first you don’t succeed), 

Dust yourself off, and try again.” Aahliyah 

5. “You are stronger than you know!”

6. “The 11th commandment: Pat thyself. I.e self care is a must.”

7. “Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.” Mama Cass Elliot 

Inspirational quotes, sayings and affirmations

8. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Bible Scripture 

9. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore

10. “This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.”― Cammie McGovern

11. This wave shall pass.” My therapist 

12. “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

 13. “Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh

14. “Do small things with great love.” Mother Theresa 

15. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in day out.” Robert Collier 

16. “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

Walt Disney

17 . “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers

18. “My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord

 19. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — Saint Francis of Assisi

 20. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 21. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March, from Little Women, novel by Louisa May Alcott

22. The greatest wealth is health.” 

23. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Mahatma Gandhi

24. “One laugh banishes a thousand worries.” Chinese Proverb 

25. “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” Robert Urich

What is your favourite quote / mantra / affirmation? Comment below…

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