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Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.
1 in 5 people have dandruff. 1 in 4 people have mental health problems. I've had both.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.
This disease comes with a package: shame. When any other part of your body gets sick, you get sympathy.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
Stigmas speak to the idea of difference and how difference shames us and those we know.
I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.
I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.
I think the stigma attached to mental illness will disappear just like it did for cancer years ago.
Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don't understand.
Been under treatment for PTSD and bipolar since 1992. I’m not ashamed of my illness. I’ve been shunned by many and I feel for those shunned, too.
Although enlightened people know that an extreme phobia wasn't a form of madness, hey could not help but regard it as odd.
My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.
I can understand why some people might look at me and say, 'What's she got to be depressed about?' I get that a lot in Britain, where mental health issues seem to be a big taboo.
Brains are like toddlers. They are wonderful and should be treasured, but that doesn't mean you should trust them to take care of you in an avalanche or process serotonin effectively.
You can’t be beaten by something you laugh at.
Stop shying away from people. If you actually took a moment to listen to what they have to say, they might just say something that will change your life.
You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.
To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence.
I hated these visits, because I kept feeling the visitors measuring my fat and stringy hair against what I had been and what they wanted me to be, and I knew they went away utterly confounded.
Having a child who is struggling doesn't make you a bad parent, just as being a child who is struggling doesn't make your child a bad kid.
Even though I know that breaking your brain is the same as breaking your arm, I'm still ashamed that my brain is broken.
To resist a compulsion with willpower alone is to hold back an avalanche by melting the snow with a candle. It just keeps coming and coming and coming.
They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.
Officially, it is no more possible to be a little bit OCD than it is to be a little bit pregnant or a little bit dead.
Stigma against mental illness is a scourge with many faces, and the medical community wears a number of those faces.
Those with dissociative disorders face a big enough battle living as multiples and dealing with past trauma. Like everyone else, they deserve to be heard and recognised, not stigmatised.
To actually accept that you have an eating disorder or a mental health issue is actually a sign of great, great strength. It is not a sign of weakness at all.
While a psychiatric diagnosis can serve a purpose in treatment plans, it should not become a tool to discredit a person's disclosure of abuse.
The stigma of mental illness is first and foremost a social justice issue!
Self-stigma refers to the state in which a person with mental illness has come to internalize the negative attitudes about mental illness and turns them against him- or herself.
Why, when you have a mental disease, is it always considered an act of imagination? Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain?
It's so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse.
A panic attack is pathological exaggeration of the body’s normal response to fear, stress or excitement.
It’s hard to imagine a more squarely on-the-nose example of demonizing mental illness than portraying a mentally ill man as a literal demon.
Unfortunately, mental health is so misunderstood that some people think you have to be crazy to need to speak to a therapist.
Beautiful things have been broken before…
I have schizophrenia. I am not schizophrenia. I am not my mental illness. My illness is a part of me.
Anxiety is the monster that resides within.
Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them.
No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness.
I had people saying 'it's all in your head'. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?