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“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”

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MENTAL HEALTH

Your mental health — your psychological, emotional and social well-being — impacts every area of your life. Having positive mental health allows you to effectively deal with the daily stressors of life, communicate well with others, make healthy decisions and live life to its fullest. But sometimes, struggles with mental illnesses and addiction can make it seem like achieving a healthy mental state is impossible.

Let's see some quotes on mental health and illness that will uplift and inspire you throughout your mental health journey.

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“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.”

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You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

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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.”

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“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”

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“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.”

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“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.”

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“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

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“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

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1. Only Mentally Ill People Talk About Mental Health.

Mental health is a topic that affects all of us in different ways. You don’t need to be suffering from the symptoms of a mental illness before you show concern for yours. The stigma surrounding mental health awareness has to be completely eradicated for us to move forward as healthy individuals all around.

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Positive psychology: the "science of happiness"

The "science of happiness" was born as a result of Martin Seligman's (the father of positive psychology) endeavour to approach psychology beyond the idea of restoring normality in individuals and to look at happiness and contentment as ways to not only restore normality, but also to prevent and protect as well as potentially cure.

Positive psychology has three main areas: Generation of both short and long term healthy pleasures, joy obtained through the connection with others and happiness that comes from a meaningful life.

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  • The ways people are using social media has more of an impact on their mental health than just the frequency and duration of their use.
  • Microaggressions and discrimination.
  • Urban life: urbanites are 21% more likely to have anxiety disorders and 39% more likely to have mood disorders.
  • Financial worries have been linked to mental health issues among university students, and about half of people in problem debt.
  • Lack of sleep, a poor diet and alcohol consumption.

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