To inspire anybody who needs it during Men’s Health Month this November, here’s a compilation of inspiring quotes for men who struggle with mental health. Keep reading for 22 Mental Health Quotes to Get Men Inspired.
These quotes will remind you that you are not alone and that you can overcome any challenges you are experiencing.
Mental Health Quotes
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman.
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” – Bill Clinton.
“I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth.” —Kerry Washington.
I believe the biggest stigma right now with mental health is that a lot of men are not talking about it.- Mauro Ranallo.
“Regardless of who you are or what you do for a living or where you come from, it doesn’t discriminate. We all kind of go through it.” – Dwayne The Rock Johnson.
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“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.
“The heart of man is very much like the sea; it has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths, it has its pearls too.” – Vincent Van Gogh, artist.
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein, scientist.
“A man may conquer a million men in battle, but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.” – Buddha, a spiritual figure.
“First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.”– Amos-Bronson-Alcott, teacher and philosopher.
“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” – Alex Karras, athlete, actor, and author.
“Shoutout to all the men going through a lot, with no one to turn to, because this world wrongly taught men to mask their emotions.” —Unknown.
“Men suffer a lot behind the mask of manliness.” —Vineet Aggarwal.
“Since that day [I opened up about my emotions], it’s just been so much easier to live and so much easier to enjoy my life.” —Michael Phelps.
“I’m a man, and no less of a man for admitting ‘I’m not okay,’ and for openly talking about the constant struggle and battle I face with myself every single day.” —Joe Plumb.
“Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” – Plato.
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“Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes and has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time.” – Les Brown.
“Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother, or your aunt.” – Frank Bruno.
“I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me? I guess I give so much of myself to others I forget that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how. I’m scared, I’m sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down, and again, I’m sorry. It’s time I fix myself. I’m nervous, but ima get through this.” – Kid Cudi.
“Coming back from depression, I identified with Prospero and his melancholy and downcast state. Through the power of imagination, he improves his condition, and so that’s what I did as a composer….We all get depressed from time to time, but suffering from clinical depression is unimaginable. I guess I’m proof that you can get help and go on. ”- Paul Moravec.
“Ultimate vulnerability. That’s manly.” – Cameron Conaway, cage fighter.
“There is no mind over matter. Mind is matter. You don’t get over an illness by not talking about it. It isn’t weak to ask for help. It isn’t weak to want to survive or a character flaw to experience bad things.” – MattzHaig.
I hope that these quotes make a lot of sense to you and take you miles away from mental health issues.