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Thankfully we now live in an age where mental wellness is openly discussed.

And it's been a long time coming.

One of the most important things that has come to light in these more open times, is that many people, if indeed not all people, struggle with their mental wellness at some point or other.

This is certainly not to detract from the reality that for some people, mental wellness is an ongoing struggle that has to be faced on an almost daily basis.

Hopefully one or two of the following mental wellness quotes will be enough to lift your mood on some days, and even be a raft to cling to when the waters are rougher on others.

Mental Wellness Quotes…

My 7 Personal Favourite Mental Wellness Quotes:

These are the mental wellness quotes that strike a chord with me the most.

I've started with a few lyrics by R.E.M. as I heard on the radio recently that their song ‘Everybody Hurts' is believed to have brought more people back from the depths of despair than any other.

“Don't let yourself go, 'cause everybody cries, everybody hurts sometimes.”

‘Everybody Hurts' by R.E.M.

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

Maya Angelou

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

Paulo Coelho

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

Walter Anderson

“I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.”

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

More Powerful Mental Wellness Quotes:

Just try to find a couple of quotes that resonate with you the most…

…then commit them to memory, and bring them to mind when you need an extra boost.

“I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.”

Jonathan Harnisch

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”

Joubert Botha

“The best way out is always through.”

Robert Frost

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”


“Don’t believe everything you think.”


“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”


“You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.”

Max Lucado

“This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.”

Cammie McGovern

“Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s okay.”

Molly Bahr, LMHC

“No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anybody but oneself.”

Virginia Woolf

“No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.”

Karen Salmansohn

“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

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it.”

Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson

“Make not your thoughts your prisons.”

Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare

“Our present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

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

John Green

“In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

Dan Millman

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Anne Lamott

“Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.”

Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise again.”

Victor Hugo

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves”

Henry David Thoreau

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

Aristotle Onassis

“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.”


“If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.”

Rupi Kaur

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

Khalil Gibran

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”


“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”

Mark Twain

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

Bruce Lee

Well. we started with some song lyrics…

…so why not end with some too.

This time the words that serve so well as a mental wellness quote were written by Chynna Phillips in reference to her drinking and drug abuse.

“Some day somebody's gonna make you want to turn around and say goodbye.

Until then, baby, are you going to let 'em hold you down and make you cry?

Don't you know?

Don't you know, things can change, things'll go your way

If you hold… on for one more day.

Can you hold… on for one more day?

Things'll go your way…

Hold on for one more day.”

‘Hold On' by Wilson Phillips

Wrapping It Up!

I hope you've got something from these mental wellness quotes, and that a handful of them will stay with you for a long time to come. 

Why not take a moment bookmark this page so you can return whenever you feel the need.

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