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Sharing Some Wise Words About Mental Health

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We offer lots of advice about a range of things related to your mental health in this blog. We could not even begin to guess how many words we have shared on these important issues. This time out, however, we are going to let other folks share their words and their personal wisdom about mental well-being.

Here, then, are some inspirational and thought-provoking quotes about mental health. (We should note that these quotes are sourced from Good Housekeeping and BuzzFeed. We have also shared quotes related to mental health here and here.)

A Mental Health Disorder Does Not Define You

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain. Matt Haig

We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that.Sam J. Miller

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. Julian Seifter

Don’t Let Overly Upbeat Ideas Bring You Down

‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.Molly Bahr

I cannot stand the words ‘Get over it’. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.Beau Taplin 

You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human. –Lori Deschene

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Mental Health Disorders Need Treatment Just Like Other Health Issues

Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction. We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently. Instead, we should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of strength — and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need. Michelle Obama

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. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a [therapist]? Kerry Washington

Being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness — that’s why more and more mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s the same as being physically sick. And when you keep all those things inside, when you bottle them up, it makes you ill.Cara Delevingne 

We Have This to Say: We Can Help with Mental Health

We have three more quotes to share—each one from a person who has engaged with our behavioral health services:

You all listened to us, heard the problem and came up with solutions, and it’s been going good ever since. You guys are a miracle. You are a wonderful place. – Parent of an adolescent treated at Peak View

Peak View is an important part of our mental health crisis protocol. When we have a student in crisis, we can rely on Peak View to help us. – High school counselor

There should be a dozen more hospitals just like you in Colorado. Your staff and facility is wonderful. Individual and group therapy were both awesome. – An adult treated at Peak View

At Peak View Behavioral Health—located in Colorado Springs, Colorado—we offer personalized treatment for mental health disorders. From depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and suicidal health, we provide evidence-based treatments informed by our expertise, experience, and empathy.

Peak View offers inpatient and outpatient care for adolescents and adults and also provides treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders or with a dual diagnosis involving both substance use and mental health disorders. 


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