Mental health is as important as physical health. Being in the right state of mind enables you to not only achieve your targets without problems but also keeps you fit. Depression does not just occur out of the blue, but gradually grows in a victim with or without their knowledge.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people in the world suffer from depression. A study by W.H.O reveals that depression is more prevalent in women than men.
This is why people who are depressed are encouraged to speak out and seek professional help. Some of the common signs of depression include low moods, weight gain or weight loss, poor concentration, loss of interest, change in a behavior pattern, sleeping disorder, and poor appetite, among others. Clinical depression is an extreme form of depression. It is also referred to as major depressive disorder.
One way of controlling depression is by consuming content that brings positivity to your body and mind. Quotes and words of encouragement can uplift you during your low moments as you battle depression.
The following are the 25 best quotes that can lift you out of depression.
1 – “Dealing with depression effectively is a mark not of weakness, but your strength.” -SAMHSA Helpline
Many times people who are depressed feel weak and defeated. You may not know this but holding on even during the times that you appear frail tell a lot about the strength you have.
2 – “Conquer Your anxiety by living in the moment.” -Rachel Forster
Breathe, walk, live in the moment! Anxiety is often linked to depression. The anxiety can make you uneasy and unsure with life. Do not doubt your path as it is with doubting that people give up. Life is too precious to let a little anxiety overwhelm you. Celebrate your joys today.
3 – “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
There are so many good things that you are yet to experience in this life. Why let a temporary condition hinder you from having a good time? Keep in mind that your life is worthy. A little faith is all you need to believe.
4 – “There is power in knowing you are battling depression.” –SAMHSA
Look at your depression, not as a phase where you become fragile, but a time that you proved to be strong for your soul. You may not realize this, but your strength manifests itself by how you handle what you term as your weakness.
5 – “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This quote is to tell you that you are not alone, even in your suffering. So many people go through tough times but still soldier on. You will be surprised by the number of people who are undergoing depression episodes if you decide to speak to some. Be encouraged that you are not the only one fighting this battle that is depression.
6 – “It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” -Clive Barker
This quote was written for you who despite everything agonizing happening in your life. Strives to be jolly and cheerful for the world. You are the hero we need. You make the world a beautiful place and your presence is always felt.
7 – “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Disappointments occur every other time in life. The trick is to deal with the disappointment and forget about it. What you should never put aside is hope. It is hope that makes even the dying survive for years. Do not lose hope, no matter what. Do not let life’s disappointments overpower you. Never let the hope you have diminish.
8 – “What makes night within us may leave stars.” -Victor Hugo
The night is dark and often depicted as gloomy. Dawn marks the end of the dark night as people welcome a dazzling day. The stars are bright and beautiful. Glittering stars make the sky attractive. They kill the misery that comes with dark nights. Just like the night and stars, this Victor Hugo quote is an assurance that whatever makes us sad may leave stars. There is a little shine out of a dim background.
9 – “Tough times are temporary.” -Amy Brucker
You should be commended for holding on that long. You do not know this, but you are the toughest person you have ever met. This is because you have remained rigid even with the difficult times you have faced. Everything will soon be over.
10 -“To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins.” -Patti Stanger
This quote does not necessarily mean that you should swim with dolphins. It is an inspiration for you to go out and engage in things that you love.
Practice your hobbies, go out and form new skills, meet new friends, try and be active. It may be difficult but keep your head high and beat the sadness out of you.
11 – “In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to the present.” -Julia Cameron
Live your life as you should now. Do not wait for the future because no one knows what is in store. Do not let your sad episodes hinder you from experiencing life to the fullest. You only live once; carry that as your daily mantra. What matters is the things you presently experience.
12 – “The going may get tough, but I know that the precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.” -Julia Cameron
Thinking about the future can sometimes be devastating, as you hope to achieve your set goals but see little to no potential. Forget the past, refrain from deeply thinking about the future; live now. Things that matter are with you now. The people that matter are not in your future but your present.
13 – “We should embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” Charlotte Mwanza
Acceptance is an important step for anyone undergoing depression. Accept your condition and eliminate the energy that comes with the agony. The pain you have is what makes things unbearable. Denounce it at all times.
14 – “Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” -Janet Fitch
This is a message to keep you strong. Life is full of many moments; among those are the happy times and sad occasions. The depression you are experiencing is perhaps a part of life. Good things are coming. Persevere as you face the little agony. You are destined for greatness. Every human being has gone through melancholy, misery, joy and celebration at some point in life. You are part of the bigger crowd.
15 – “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression.” -Matt Lucas
More often than not, seclusion and isolation are what makes the depression you have pile up. Try and be active by engaging with other people. By talking and taking part in activities with others, you will realize that your depressive episodes are gradually fading.
16 – “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” -Jean de La Fontaine
It is only a matter of time before you realize that the pain you were going through is over. Time is a healing component. One thing about depression is that it does not last forever.
17 – “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller
You may have broken down a few times, even thought of throwing in the towel, but your resilience made you push on. You are strong. And you are a winner. That is why you have lasted this long. This quote is to show you what a champion you are.
18 – “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” -Og Mandino
Depression brings out darkness. This beautiful quote is to show you you are not a dark spot, but a flower that everyone wants to have. You can stomach the evils of the world and still come out unscathed. This quote is proof that the light you follow will guide you through dark holes and painful moments.
19 – “Never let your head hang down” -Richard M. Nixon
Look for a way that will make you forget your grief. Lamenting as you hide in your cocoon is not the best habit. Show your face to the world. Make yourself believe that the grieving time is over, and it is time for the normal, strong and focused version of yourself.
20 -“Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
Even from your sad episodes, good stories can be told. Your challenges and journey are perhaps what makes you unique and amazing.
Long term depression and mental related disorders are the primary causes of suicide. Multiple studies have shown that depression is one of the most common mental health problems experienced today.
You may not know what to do when faced with extreme depression. Seeking guidance and counseling will go a long way in helping you. Music, sports and exercises are other ways of regulating depression. The quotes shared in this article are to encourage you, motivate you to keep pushing and to reassure you that you are the best version of yourself.
Every single problem in this world has a solution. Depression caused by inevitable things like death may be hard to deal with, but by reading the quotes and talking to the right people, you will realize with time that your heart will start to heal. Not many want to admit that they are depressed. You are a champion for acknowledging that you need help to stabilize your mental health.