Those who struggle with alcohol addiction and drug addiction know how much of a role mental health plays in recovery. The two illnesses are often interlinked; nearly 40% of people addicted to alcohol have a co-existing mental health issue, and 45% of cocaine addicts have a mental health problem.

Does poor mental health contribute to a drug or alcohol addiction? Or is it the other way around and does an addiction cause mental health to deteriorate? The answer is both. Addiction can be a vicious circle of depression, addiction and anxiety that is hard to break.  At Ocean Recovery we have seen it first hand.

Mental health is often misunderstood, especially by those that do not suffer or have suffered from it. We have compiled a list of mental health quotes that we feel encompass mental health and  the struggles that are faced. We hope that these mental health quotes can help you and others understand your feelings better and let you know that you are not alone; there are people that love you and want to help.


Mental Health Quotes – Ocean Recovery’s Top 20

“The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.” Tiffany Madison, Black and White

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“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close

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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

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“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” Lemony Snicket

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“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”  Joubert Botha

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“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.”  Linda Poindexter

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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 other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.” Beau Taplin

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“She is beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again.” J.M. Storm

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Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” Nikita Gill

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“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

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“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” Mark Twain

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“Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” Charles Bukowski

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“Sometimes self care is exercise and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire season of TV in one weekend while you lounge around in your pajamas. Whatever soothes your soul.” Nanea Hoffman

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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

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”Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” Mariska Hargitay

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 “Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hinding. You are worthy, always. S.C. Lourie

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Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up!. Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life.” Les Brown

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“The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.” Mama Indigo


“Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” Karen Salmansohn


“She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.” Sylvester McNutt

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Mental Health Quotes and Help

If any of these mental health quotes can help then that’s is amazing. At Ocean Recovery we can help treat mental health disorders and co-existing mental conditions alongside addiction. We employ a team of addiction specialists and therapists, to help get to the bottom of your feelings and behaviour. We can help you find how mental health is linked with your alcohol addiction or drug addiction. Call us today on 01253 847 553 for FREE advice and admissions.

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: January 13, 2022

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.