Quotes To Help Depression — I’ve struggled with depression for many years. The first time I remember feeling depressed was at the age of thirteen. I remember thinking – “I’m really, really, really sad” – different than the other times I felt the “normal” kind of sad that children feel, I guess. At that time, those feelings stayed with me for a while – maybe months? And I just remember feeling such a deep sense of sadness, feeling empty, hopeless, having a loss of interest in everything, wanting to isolate from family and friends. It was scary, and I wasn’t sure I would ever start to feel normal again. But thankfully, I did.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to learn more about life, myself, my mental health, what triggers my lows, and what helps me get to a better, healthier, more hopeful place. I’ve learned more about my bad days. And I’ve learned that good days will always come.
This week hasn’t been my best week – mental health-wise. Today, as I woke up feeling more anxious (I’ve also struggled with anxiety since childhood) and down than usual, I was inspired to make today’s post a bit of a pick-me-up. I was in search of something I could share with you, something that could make your day a little bit brighter, something that has helped me get through these days, and that’s when I turned to quotes.
I’ve always loved quotes. A good quote – you know, the ones you read at that exact right moment in time; the ones that speak to your soul; the ones that seem said or written specifically for you. The ones that have you thinking, “how can this complete stranger know exactly what I’m feeling and understand me on this level?!” You know what I’m saying? Those types of quotes. It’s some powerful stuff.
Today, as I seek inspiration to help get me through the day, I hope these quotes will help uplift your spirit, bring you a sense of peace, inspire hope, and just remind you that good days lie ahead, as they have done for me. Have a good day – a do-the-best-you-can day! And happy quote reading! xx, Amanda
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12 Quotes To Help With Depression
#1 – “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” – David Mitchell
#2 – “I will be stronger than my sadness.” – Jasmine Warga
#3 – “Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” – Charlotte Eriksson
#4 – “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” – Jasmine Warga
#5 – “The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” – Tenzin Gyatso
#6 – “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus
#7 – “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve
#8 – “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” – Steve Maraboli
#9 – “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” – Jacques Prévert
#10 – “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
#11 – “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach
#12 – “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
Which of these quotes to help with depression most inspires you? What’s one quote that helps you get through a bad mental day?
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this blog is written from personal and lived experience. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional mental health services, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health or mental health, you should always consult with a health-care professional. If you are considering hurting yourself, please get help from a crisis or suicide prevention hotline. In the USA, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. In Canada, use the Canada Suicide Prevention Service and call 833-456-4566.