There is no health without mental health.
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
It is impossible to get out of a problem by using the same kind of thinking that it took to get into it.
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Hope is a renewable option:
If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.
Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.
Mental health: having enough safe places in your mind for your thoughts to settle.
Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.
Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.
You can't patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.
When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.
The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.
My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
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