Updated: May 2, 2019
Don't you love finding those really good quotes you can screenshot and post to Insta a month later? Here are 15 mental health encouragement quotes you can use to inspire yourself, or post on Instagram and inspire your friends!
You can also re-pin the images and save them to your favorite boards if you're trying to save space in your camera roll for bomb selfies and pictures of your dog. I want to make it clear that these images aren't mine! I got them from Pinterest, and if one of the images is yours feel free to message me and I'll of course give you credit.
"Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can."
"Broken crayons still color"
"People start to heal the moment they feel heard." -Cheryl Richardson
"Now close your eyes, and please understand that you are still young, and the universe is endless, and somehow, everything will be okay." -tullipsink
"I don't want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself."
"Mental health is just as important as physical health"
"To anyone suffering with mental illness: You are one badass mother f*cker because nothing is more terrifying than battling with your own mind every single day."
"That's the stigma, because, unfortunately, we live in a world where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way. That's the stigma. We are so, so, so accepting of any body parts breaking down, other than our brains. And that's ignorance. That's pure ignorance. And that ignorance has created a world that doesn't understand depression, that doesn't understand mental health."
"And here you are living despite it all" -Rupi Kaur
"It's okay if all you did today was survive"
"Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When "I" is replaced by "we", illness becomes wellness."
-Shannon L. Alder
"Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul."
"In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object's history, which adds to its beauty. Consider this when you feel broken."
"I just want to live in a world pf mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real." -Victoria Erickson
"It's not always easy, but it's always worth it."