The feeling of being valuable - 'I am a valuable person'- is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline.
-- M Scott Peck
The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions.
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
-- Bill Clinton
Mental health problems do not affect three or four out of every five persons but one out of one.
--Dr. William Menninger
All feelings are transient. Feelings are like spring breezes that pass through one's day. The chill they bring won't last forever.
There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase 'to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy'. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.
-- Stephen R. Covey
Mental illness is no myth, as some have claimed. It is a disturbance in our sense of possession of a stable inner self that survives its personae.
-- Camille Paglia
Sometimes we reach the boiling point before we realize that the stove is on. Become aware of your feelings - keep your eye on the stove.
Money-giving is a very good criterion ... of a person's mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.
-- Karl A. Menninger
If an individual is able to love productively, he loves himself too; if he can love only others, he cannot love at all.
It has often been noted that most, if not all, problems brought to therapists are issues of love. It makes sense that the cure is also love.
As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women's mental health: employment improves it.
-- Susan Faludi
Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.
-- Eckhart Tolle
See also: Cultivate that inner beauty with better mental health