I read a story this morning about a skier’s wife who committed suicide in 2016. That story reminded me again how fragile mental health is. I know too well how hard it is to secure mental health supports and help for young people who need treatment. In fact, I just wrote a CBC Parents piece about that precise issue and the unbearable weight of being waitlisted.
But there has to be something that sometimes gives us the strength and the ability to get through the wait. Right? It’s completely undoable otherwise.
What Can You Do to Get Through the Hard Days?
So, what is the thing that gets you through? Friends? Positive outlook? Pharmaceuticals? Obsessive exercise? I’m not one to judge and I won’t ever, because life is hard when trying to also manage kids with some mental health diagnoses, so I get it. There are days when I grasp at straws to try to find support for the kids and there are also many days where I ask myself what can we do to get through this tough stuff?
Where I Find Strength and Support
In my house, and my life, supports come primarily from friends and other parents who share their wisdom. This is a hard road. Sometimes inspiration comes through art, or writing, or reading.
Positive inspirational quotes are easy to find if you look. Today, you don’t need to look too hard since I have added them here to refer back to, especially during the cold winter days ahead when seasonal affective disorder strikes.
Inspirational Mental Health Quotes
My Current Favourite Inspirational Quotes
1. “There’s going to be days when you don’t want to be here anymore. You just STAY. You fucking stay. Somewhere out there, somebody needs your voice — I promise. I swear to God, your laughter is someone’s saving grace. Hold on tight, baby. The sun is coming for you.” — Erin Van Vuren
2. “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed” – Mason Cooley
3. “It’s during the darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis
4. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations,” – Zig Ziglar
5. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn
6. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller
Some Inspirational Mental Health Quotes From Authors
7. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
8. “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
Are There Any Famous Quotes From Political Leaders?
9. “If you are going through hell keep going,” – Winston Churchill. In fact, if you are curious about Churchill and his impact on world politics, why not read this post about Fulton Missouri ? That is where the Churchill Museum is and it is a pretty popular tourist draw. It is pretty curious that a Churchill museum would be stuck in the middle of Missouri.
10. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to do list.” – Michelle Obama
11. “Believe you can and you are halfway there,” – Theodore Roosevelt
12. “With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts” – Eleanor Roosevelt
13. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” ―Jesse Jackson
14. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
15. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
Random Inspirational Mental Health Quotes I Like
16. “It may be raining now, but the sun always comes out again,” The Anxious Empath
17. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ―Harriet Beecher Stowe
18. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ―Confucius
19. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” ―Jesse Jackson
20. “Survival can be summed up in three words―never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” ―Bear Grylls
21. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can,” – Frida Kahlo
22. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have,” – Bob Marley
Make Your Mental Health a Priority
Struggling? Please find someone you can trust and ask for help. You deserve to be healthy. The road to getting support can be long, believe me, we know that too well, but giving up is not an option.