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A Huge List of Quotes About Mental Health Recovery To Encourage and Motivate You


A Huge List of Quotes About Mental Health Recovery To Encourage and Motivate You

If you are looking for the best about mental health recovery to inspire or motivate your, then you have come to the right place. We took the time to search the internet to find the best quotes related to mental health problems, mental illness and recovery. However, before we dive into all the great quotes about mental health, we feel it is important to remind you why these quotes are important.

Why Mental Health Quotes Are Important

Everyone – including Christians – can struggle with mental illness or addiction. In addition, mental health affects every aspect of your life. People who struggle with mental health disorders are frequently reluctant to speak up or ask for help because they are worried about the stigma associated with their condition. This used to be really true for the Church community. However, things are now gradually changing as more and more ministers, pastors and other faith leaders are promoting mental health awareness and sharing mental health quotes is an easy way to promote mental health awareness.

In addition, people who have poor mental health may also feel like now one understand them. Find a quote that speaks to their situation can let them know they are not alone and there is no reason to isolate. Quotes about mental health struggles can help to reduce stigma and increase the likelihood that people suffering from mental illnesses will seek help for their problems, allowing them to live more fulfilling lives.

Finally, while many people find comfort and peace through therapy, medication, meditation, and other methods. Some people find comfort in reading encouraging saying about mental health recovery.  After all, these words have the potential to be motivating. They remind people they are are not crazy or alone—in fact, they are in good company. So, if you're looking for some motivation, keep reading.

The Best Quotes to Promote Good Mental Health

quote about mental health by Reverend Billy Graham

“Deep breathing is our nervous system's love language."- Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” -Mother Teresa 

“You will not experience dramatic change in your struggle as long as you use accountability to describe your sins instead of declaring your need for help in the midst of temptation.” -Heath Lambert

“You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”  — Dan Millman

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Wayne Dyer

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

“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” -Jim Elliot

“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” -Mariska Hargitay

“Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life.” -Les Brown

"One positive thought today can show me the vision of all the possibilities of tomorrow." -Helen Woo

"This should be the motto for every follower of Jesus Christ: Never stop praying, no matter how dark and hopeless it may seem." -Reverend Billy Graham

Christians Quotes about Mental Health Recovery 

quotes about mental health recovery by Brittany Moses

“But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.” -Francis Chan 

“Hope is not defined by the absence of hardship. Rather, hope is found in God’s grace in the midst of hardship. Hope is found in his promise to give us a future.” -Stuart Scott

 “Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.” -Charles Stanley

“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible — what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” -AW Tozer

“The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God in your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.” -Matt Chandler

“God is more than able to guide you on the right path. Keep trusting Him.” -Lailah Gifty Akita

“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.” -Brennan Manning

“We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.” -Max Lucado

“When you realize that God loves you and that He has a plan for your life, you can walk with your head held high — totally confident in who He created you to be.” -Joyce Meyer

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” -Hans Urs von Balthasar

 “Sometimes you must stand still in order to get moving to where GOD wants you to go.” -D. A. MC Bride

 “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silent hurt more.” -C. S. Lewis

 “If you can see it, you can achieve it. God helps those who help themselves. Power is in the act of humility.” -Patricia Amis

 “When it feels like you’re empty and hurting alone, know God is present in this space with you. And as you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you. He sees what no one sees, He hears what isn’t said but is cried out by the heart and He will restore you.” -unknown

“When God has already defined you as His and proposed by Him, no mental illness can change that.” -Brittany Moses

Quotes about Your Mental Health Journey


Quotes about Mental Health by Corrie Ten Boom

“God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.” -Tony Evans

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” -unknown

God Is able to take the mess of our past and turn it into a message. He takes the trials and tests and turns them into a testimony.  Christine Caine

"What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that His grace is going to give me strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God." -Rick Warren

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” -John Green

“Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.” -C.S. Lewis

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. -Corrie Ten Boom

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” -Corrie ten Boom

Mental Health Recovery Quotes About Depression, Anger, Anxiety 

Mental Health quote by Lori Deschene

“Every Christian who struggles with depression struggles to keep their hope clear. There is nothing wrong with the object of their hope – Jesus Christ is not defective in any way whatsoever. But the view from the struggling Christian’s heart of their objective hope could be obscured by disease and pain, the pressures of life, and by Satanic fiery darts shot against them… All discouragement and depression is related to the obscuring of our hope, and we need to get those clouds out of the way and fight like crazy to see clearly how precious Christ is.”  -John Piper

"Anger is a necessary stage of the healing process. Be willing to feel your anger even though it may seem endless. The more you truly feel it the more it will begin to dissipate and the more you will heal." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” -Charles Spurgeon

“I find myself frequently depressed – perhaps more so than any other person here. And I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions.” -Charles Spurgeon

“When you cannot see the future and not knowing the outcome gives you anxiety, focus on the One who has gone before you. He knows the plans He has for you.” -Brittany Moses

“Stop worrying about what you aren’t and start being happy about who you are.” -John Hagee

Feelings are INDICATORS not dictators. ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"You don't have to be positive all the time. It's perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn't make you a negative person. It makes you human." — Lori Deschene

Quotes to Remind You That People Are People, Not a Mental Health Condition

Mental Health quote by Steven Furtick

"May God give you the grace to remember your identity as His child when remembering is essential." ~ Paul David Tripp  

"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” - Lisa Olivera

We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That's part of who we are, but we're so much more than that." ― Sam J. Miller

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle." — Julian Seifter

"Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health." – Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

"Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” — Rick Warren

“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

“There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.” -Alistair Begg

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.” -Matt Haig

“Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” -Lysa Terkeurst

God is not ashamed to be identified with the parts of you that you think you need to hide. - Steven Furtick

Quotes About God Being Bigger then Mental Illness

Mental Illness quote by Elisabeth Elliot

“You may have big problems, but we serve a big God. Quit worrying. God is saying all is well.” -Joel Osteen

“Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes it means He changes you.” -Steven Furtick

“As long as you are living, you will face problems. But you serve a God who solves problems.” -John Hagee

“The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” -Bernadette Devlin

“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” -Elisabeth Elliot

Positive Mental health Quotes

Mental Health Quotes by Kerry Washington

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." — Nido Qubein

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All stress, anxiety, depression, is caused when we ignore who we are, and start living to please others.” - Paulo Coelho

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran

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

 “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” -C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” — Jonathan Harnisch

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." – Robert Louis Stevenson

"Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them." – Joubert Botha

"We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don't consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn't treat mental health conditions any differently.” – Michelle Obama

“What I love about therapy is that they'll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that's uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.” — Pink

"I cannot stand the words ‘Get over it'. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don't allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that's OK. - Beau Taplin

"I think it's really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don't know why I wouldn't seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth." — Kerry Washington

Final thoughts about Mental Health Recovery Quotes

We hope you enjoyed the above inspiring mental health quotes. They can be downloaded for a gift of any amount. You can add the cards to your self-care routine/basket, gift them to someone who is struggling or us them discussion cards to have more unashamed conversations about mental health. We are praying that they will help you find the motivation to stay with your mental health recovery, feel less alone and more understood.

In addition, the mental health recovery road, wether for mental illness, substance abuse, trauma or something else can be long.  It is often helpful to engage in a therapeutic process along the way.  If you are looking for a Christian mental health provider in your care, check out our therapists and life coach directory here.

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Description automatically generated with medium confidenceCorine Williams, Ph.D. is Clinical Psychologist that is currently seeing clients in the States of Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. You can find out more about her practice by visiting www.therapyforchristians.com/corinewilliams. In addition to providing individual therapy, Dr. Williams is also passionate about writing books and designing merchandise that educate, uplift, and normalize mental health subject in the Christian community. You can find out more about her at  www.booksbycorine.com or by visiting her amazon profile here:  https://www.amazon.com/Corine-Hyman/e/B00AWZ5FL2

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