Every day is the best day to take care of your mental health and be happy. However, setting aside a day to focus on it helps a lot. During this day, many people join together to raise awareness about mental health issues and the need to address them early and wisely, as an integral part of individual and collective well-being.
That is why the World Health Organization established October 10 as Mental Health Day and May as Mental Health Month. Here we bring you some of the most valuable quotes to better understand what it means and inspire this and any other day of your life.
Greatest World Mental Day Health Quotes
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear.”C.S. Lewis
Many underestimate this dimension of health because it does not represent, at least in the first instance, an acute risk for survival or obstacle for going to work, as either its importance is not understood or the individual is simply not able to recognize that he or she needs help. Most people may also be unaware of what type of assistance will be the most appropriate for them.
Hence the importance of Mental Health Day, as well as the importance of having mental health services, dedicated to raising awareness about understanding health as a multidimensional state of wellness. This way, more people will perceive peace of mind and emotional intelligence as a priority element of their health as well as their children’s. This is an investment that still seems secondary to many, but if it were attended to at the level, intensity, and quality it deserves, it would save us all both money and a great deal of trouble.
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.”Akshay Dubey
Emotional healing is a process that is not achieved with medication or professional help alone. While these may help temporarily, it will always require a person’s dedication to be courageous, transparent and compassionate with themselves to manifest it.
This is the great advantage of mental health, that you have the power to change it and improve your life if you set your mind to it. What you overcome you integrate into your consciousness to empower yourself and become a stronger and wiser person. This way, you learn to close cycles in order to live better in the present.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”Buddha
A happy person allows himself to receive as well as to give love, because he understands it as a form of energy that, when shared, everyone wins. True love begins with self-esteem and looking for nothing in return. Nevertheless, as Buddha is the author of this quote, it’s good to remember that meditating and contemplating the beauty of nature can be of great inspiration for this love that exists in everything and everyone.
“Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.”Pastor Rick Warren
One of the biggest challenges and gray clouds of mental health sciences is the issue of mental illness and its diagnoses. They promote social stigmas that, in most cases, sink people or tie them to those medical ‘tags’. This pushes them to consider it a chronic condition and become dependent on drugs.
On this aspect, Eastern traditions, psychotherapy, and integrative therapies are more assertive in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of health problems -including physical issues-. They do not rely on giving labels but on knowing the patient as a whole. As long as people know themselves, they can find and integrate their own resources to get ahead and overcome their problems.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter
This phrase is from a fictional character, who whenever he can, transmits valuable teachings. In the darkest challenges is when it is most important to focus on the light. Not just external light, i.e., goals or promises from the outside world, but your own light: knowing who you are, what you deserve, and what your purpose is. The better you define these questions, the easier it will be to develop resilience for your life to overcome difficult times.
‘What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.’Plutarch
One of the advantages of taking care of your mental health is that, when you maintain and cultivate it, you are able to simplify your life, as you solve or avoid problems by simply changing your perspective.
Your mind stays awake and alert, learning from each experience, and your emotional wisdom awakens as well to be more compassionate with yourself and assertive with others. Chronic physical illnesses can also be prevented, as such problems are usually alarms or problems that the conscience did not listen to in due time.
“Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment based on what you are feeling and thinking. That is what’s real.”Doc Childre
In short, you are more powerful than you can even imagine.
When you integrate the power of wisdom that emerges from a peaceful mind, manage your emotions, and take care of your integral well-being, you discover not only that you can stay healthy more easily. Additionally, by having the power of your mind on your side, you become an active creator of your life. Therefore, you find in every moment a blessing and an opportunity to be yourself.