7 motivational quotes for mental health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. If you're feeling down, these 7 motivational quotes can help inspire you to take care of your mental wellbeing. Each quote has a different perspective on how to maintain or improve your mental health, so find the one that speaks to you and strive to follow its advice. You deserve to be happy and mentally healthy!

1. “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

2. “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

3. "Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language." — Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

4. "Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going." — Noam Shpancer, PhD

5. "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

6. "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

7. "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." — Buddha

Use these mental health quotes as inspiration in your journey to wellness. When you need a boost, come back and read them again. And don’t forget to share them with someone who might also benefit from a little motivation. Which one spoke to you the most? Let me know in comments!

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