May is Mental Health Month – and we believe that mental health is something that everyone should be talking about throughout the year. No matter how your business is connected to the mental health space, finding new ways to talk about lowering barriers to mental health access and reducing stigma is always a good idea. We’ve assembled this list of 20 meaningful mental health quotes to inspire your business. Take them. Use them. Utilize them to improve mental health in your business or industry.
The statistics are clear: mental health issues are on the rise, yet the grip of stigma remains.
Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health disorder, but only 44 percent of them receive treatment. According to a 2017 survey, 25 percent of adults with employer-sponsored health insurance and clinically significant behavioral health symptoms named “stigma or society’s attitude toward mental health” as the primary deterrent in seeking help. Together, we can change these numbers.
Whether you’re looking to incorporate impactful quotes into your social media posts, making changes in your corporate mental health policy, or just like to see what others say about mental health in business, here’s a great list for your referral.
20 Mental Health Quotes For Business
“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle Onassis
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore
“Not until we are lost, do we begin to understand ourselves.” Henry David Thoreau
“Every day begins with an act of hope and courage: getting out of bed.” Mason Cooley
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close
“Mental health is not a destination but a process; it’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” Noam Shpancer, PhD
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that’s mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” Fred Rogers
“We need so much more openness, transparency, and understanding that it’s OK to talk about depression as an illness. It’s not a weakness. It’s not a moral shortcoming, It’s not something people brought on themselves.” John F. Greden, M.D.
“Mental health is often missing from public health debates of any kind even though its critical to wellbeing.” Diane Abbott
“We need, ultimately, to be able to view mental health with the same clear-headedness we show when talking about physical health.” Matt Haig
“Mental health is a continuum, and people may fall anywhere on the spectrum.” Amy Morin
“Half of those people who experience mental health difficulties do so before the age of 14. The problems begin early – so early interventions are essential.” Angela Rayner
“There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business.” Vikram Patel
“The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories we tell ourselves as a society. What is normal? That’s just a story we tell ourselves.” Matthew Quick
“The likelihood is that you or someone you know closely will suffer from a mental health condition in your lifetime.” Olly Alexander
“It’s okay to talk about mental health issues. It’s okay to admit that you have anxiety. It doesn’t take away from your power. It’s totally normal.” Torrey DeVitto
“I believe the biggest stigma right now, with mental health, is that a lot of men are not talking about it.” Maura Ranallo
May is Mental Health Month
Mental Health America and their affiliates have observed Mental Health Month every May since 1949 – and there’s no doubt that significant gains have been made in these fifty years. What’s the theme for 2020? Tools 2 Thrive, which provides practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situation. Learn more about Mental Health America, Mental Health Month, and even download this year’s toolkit here.
During the month of May and beyond, Watch Media Group is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise mental health awareness in Southern Nevada. Read more to learn how you and your business can get involved in giving back for mental health awareness while getting quality content writing with Watch Media Group.