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mental health Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about mental health
  1. #1
    “I hope one day I live in a world where the personal fight for mental stability is viewed with pride and public cheers instead of shame. I hope it for you too.”
  2. #2
    “Whenever I start to doubt if I’m worth the eternal trouble of medication and therapy, I remember those people who let the fog win. And I push myself to stay healthy. I remind myself that I’m not fighting against me … I’m fighting against a chemical imbalance.”
  3. #3
    “It sometimes entered Mr. Pontellier’s mind to wonder if his wife were not growing a little unbalanced mentally. He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we would assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”
  4. #4
    “Sanity is not statistical.”
  5. #5
    “I change into the clothes he brought me. A pair of khakis, a white T-shirt, some slippers. They’re warm and soft and they feel good. I almost feel human.”
  6. #6
    “I argued to the judge that not taking Avery’s mental health issues into consideration at trial was as cruel as saying to someone who has lost his legs, ‘You must climb these stairs with no assistance, and if you don’t you’re just lazy.’ Or to say to someone who was blind, ‘You should get across this busy interstate highway, unaided, or you’re just cowardly.‘”
  7. #7
    We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.
  1. #8
    “The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.”
  2. #9
    “The problem is, I can’t tell what real anymore, and what’s made up.”
  3. #10
    “The thing about having a mental breakdown is that no matter how obvious it is that you’re having one, it is somehow not obvious to you. I’m fine, you think. So what if I watched TV for twenty-four straight hours yesterday. I’m not falling apart. I’m just lazy. Why it’s better to think yourself lazy than think yourself in distress, I’m not sure. But it was better. More than better: it was vital.”
  4. #11
    “The mental health burden of war that is placed upon civilian survivors is seldom granted the priority and resources it needs.”
  5. #12
    “Of course if you were in any danger, I could and would, but you really are better, dear, whether you can see it or not. I am a doctor, dear, and I know. You are gaining flesh and color, your appetite is better, I feel really much easier about you.”
  6. #13
    “Macbeth: How does your patient, doctor?
    Doctor: Not so sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick-coming fancies that keep her from rest.
    Macbeth: Cure her of that! Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon her heart.
    Doctor: Therein the patient must minister to himself.”
  7. #14
    “There are all kinds of psychological disorders in the West that don’t exist in Asia.”

Books about mental illness

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The Tide book
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Sometimes When I'm Sad book
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Rika's Shepherd book
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The War I Finally Won book
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Good Enough: A Novel book
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Where the Watermelons Grow book
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My Grandfather's War book
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Grandma Forgets book
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  1. #15
    “You do not need to be a victim of worry. Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply an unhealthy and destructive mental habit.”
  2. #16
    “These white people think that everybody has their mental problems. ”
  3. #17
    “Years and months had become weak, and people could push against them and wander back and forth in time. Maybe it had always been this way and he was only seeing it for the first time.”
  4. #18
    “Ten days! Ten days in that cell block, if they were strict about it and made you sit out the whole stint, meant your health was ruined for life. It meant tuberculosis and the rest of your days in the hospital.”
  5. #19
    “We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.”
  6. #20
    “I look at that boy dyin’, I don’t feel nothin’. I don’t care about nothin’ anymore.”
  7. #21
    “Think about it this way. If your health is strong, when viruses come they will not make you sick. If your overall health is weak, even small viruses will be very dangerous for you. Similarly, if your mental health is sound, then the disturbances come, you will have some distress but recover quicker. If your mental health is not good, then small disturbances, small problems will cause you much pain and suffering. You will have much fear and worry, much sadness and despair, much anger and aggravation.
  8. #22
    Sutra 2.32: sauca-santosa-tapah-svâdhyâyesvara-prañidhânâni niyamâh
    Translation: Cleanliness and purity of body and mind, an attitude of contentment, discipline, self-study and reflection on sacred words, and an attitude of surrender are the observances or practices of self-training, and are the second rung on the ladder of yoga, otherwise known as the Niyamas.
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