By Ally Nelson, LCSW
Mental health struggles are quick to make us feel isolated, especially when we take into consideration the stigma surrounding mental health that is still pervasive in society. It feels shameful to talk about what we’re struggling with. But we are not alone in our pain.
Here are 10 quotes to remind you that we are not alone in our pain. The more we talk about our feelings and share with each other, the less shame we feel about them. Do any of these quotes resonate with you?
Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. - Fred Rogers
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't. - John Green
My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it. - Emery Lord
This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. - Cammie McGovern
Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. - Joubert Botha
She is beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again. - J.M. Storm
On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure more, I remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days has been 100%. And that’s pretty good. - M. Weidenbenner
Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it. - Charles Bukowski
Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose. - Michelle Rosenthall
Your feelings are valid. You have the right to feel whatever you feel. You aren’t exaggerating. You aren’t being too sensitive. you aren’t being dramatic. You’re hurting, and that’s okay. - Anonymous
You are not alone in this struggle.
You don’t have to carry your pain alone.
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