200 Depression Quotes That Capture What You’re Feeling

Filed in Quote by on December 12, 2023

It’s not always simple to express your feelings and your moods. It might be energizing at times to read a few words from people who share your feelings. Therefore, this useful collection of depression quotes will be there for you the next time you’re looking for words to describe yourself or make you feel less alone.

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Depression Quotes

1. You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room. – Unknown.

2. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” — Lilly Singh

3. If you feel everything intensely, ultimately, you feel nothing at all. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

4. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” ― Fiona Apple

5. People think depression is sadness. That it’s crying and dressing in black, but people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. It’s being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. – Unknown

6. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson

7. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. – Laurell K. Hamilton

8. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

9. “I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” – Billie Eilish

10. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.” — Anonymous

11. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

12. “I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” — Anne Hathaway​

13. It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. -J.K. Rowling

14. “It’s my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.” — Demi Lovato ​

15. “I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed.” — Miley Cyrus

16. “Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” ― Stephen Fry

17. “People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” — Dan Reynolds

18. “What I would tell kids going through anxiety, which I have and can relate to, is that you’re so normal. Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you. To be a sensitive person that cares a lot, that takes things in in a deep way is actually part of what makes you amazing… I wouldn’t trade it for the world, even when there are really hard times. Don’t ever feel like you’re a weirdo for it because we’re all weirdos.” — Emma Stone​

19. “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.” — Prince Harry

20. “I was 25 years old. I had my own TV show. I was happy with my work, but I couldn’t figure out what it was; it doesn’t always make sense is my point. It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.” — Jared Padalecki

21. A human being can survive almost anything as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

22. “I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that … For me, it’s more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.” — Ryan Reynolds

23. “After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression, and after 2012 that was probably the hardest fall for me. I didn’t want to be in the sport anymore…a year and a half, two years after that…I didn’t want to be alive anymore. I think people actually finally understand it’s real. People are talking about it and I think this is the only way that it can change.” — Michael Phelps

24. “You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” — Lili Reinhart

25. “It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.” — Prince Harry

26. Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but hating to socialize. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything, then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once, then feeling paralyzingly numb. – Unknown

27. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” — Robin Williams​

28. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm.” — Kate Middleton​

29. “Depression on my left. Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

30. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

31. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan

32. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

33. “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

34. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.” — Anonymous

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35. “Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” — Anonymous

36. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go to bed again.” — Anonymous

37. “Everyday is a second chance.” — Anonymous

38. “Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

39. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

40. It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake. – Unknown

41. “People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.” — Deepika Padukone

42. “Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.” — Anonymous

Sadness Quotes

43. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” ― Kripalvanandji

44. “One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”― Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

45. Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die. – Unknown

46. “I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.” — Marilyn Monroe

47. “You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.” — Anonymous

48. “I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

49. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends, but hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.” — Anonymous

50. I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that. – Robin Williams

51. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” — Stephen Fry

52. “I’m not better, you know. The weight hasn’t left my head. I feel how easily I could fall back into it, lie down and not eat, waste my time and curse wasting my time, look at my homework and freak out and go and chill at Aaron’s, look at Nia and be jealous again, take the subway home and hope that it has an accident, go and get my bike and head to the Brooklyn Bridge. All of that is still there. The only thing is, it’s not an option now. It’s just… a possibility, like it’s a possibility that I could turn to dust in the next instant and be disseminated throughout the universe as an omniscient consciousness. It’s not a very likely possibility.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

53. “The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

54. “Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.”― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

55. “When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

56. “I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

57. “It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

58. “The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” ― Goldie Hawn

59. “I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts — you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.” ― D.D. Barant, Dying Bites

60. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”― Jo Nesbo

61. “In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love.” ― Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

62. “You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

63. Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die. – Unknown

64. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor

65. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy.” You are crazy. “You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

66. “Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can’t make anything come out. And in the middle of the night, I lie here thinking about all this. If I don’t get back on track somehow, I’m dead, that’s the sense I get. There isn’t a single strong emotion inside me.” ― Banana Yoshimoto

67. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

68. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

69. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

Heartbroken Quotes

70. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Sylvia Plath, Ariel

71. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

72. “No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one’s dark moods. Love can help, it can make the pain more tolerable, but, always, one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable”― Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

73. “Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

74. “If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.”― Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word

75. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart . It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.”― Lone Alaskan Gypsy

76. I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could do was whisper, “I’m fine.” – Unknown.

77. “They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.”― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

78. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ― Pete Wentz

79. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews, Swing Low

80. “She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something ‘would’ happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, ‘would not’ happen.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

81. “But he [Depression] just gives me that dark smile, settles into my favorite chair, puts his feet on my table and lights a cigar, filling the place with his awful smoke. Loneliness watches and sighs, then climbs into my bed and pulls the covers over himself, fully dressed, shoes and all. He’s going to make me sleep with him again tonight, I just know it.”― Elizabeth Gilbert,Eat, Pray, Love

82. “Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.” ― Alysha Speer

83. “In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ― Judy Garland

84. “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”― Suzanne Collins

85. “Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” ― Joseph T. Hallinan

86. “I didn’t know why I was feeling anxious or what was wrong with me, when I would go into public and feeling like I could vomit. I didn’t know why I wanted to sit on a couch while I was supposedly becoming something that everyone was so excited for me.” — Goldie Hawn

87. “I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden.” — Sophie Turner

88. “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me. You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.” — Jim Carrey

89. “I’m very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.” — Adele

90. “I moved out of L.A., went into a severe depression, started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life. It was scary and lonely. I can’t believe I came back from that point.” — Ellen DeGeneres

91. “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.” — Amy Adams

92. “I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people … Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive.” — Scarlett Johansson​

93. “I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. I started taking an antidepressant, which helped and I started sharing the news with friends and family—I felt like everyone deserved an explanation, and I didn’t know how else to say it other than the only way I know: just saying it. It got easier and easier to say it aloud every time.” — Chrissy Teigen

94. “I felt plagued with a negative attitude and a sense that I was permanently in the shade. I’m normally such a bubbly, positive person, and all of a sudden I stopped feeling like myself. Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?” — Kristen Bell

95. “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 shrink?” — Kerry Washington

96. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

97. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss

98. “I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be.” ― Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?

99. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.” — Lady Gaga

Insightful Depression Quotes

100. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.” — Keanu Reeves

101. “I have depression. But I prefer to say, ‘I battle’ depression instead of ‘I suffer’ with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.” — Anonymous

102. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say, ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say, ‘My heart is broken.’ ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

103. “Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things – but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.” — Ginger Zee

104. “That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

105. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” — Atticus, Love Her Wild

106. “It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.” – Matt Haig

107. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold – with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees

108. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wintzel

109. “Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” – Janet Fitch

Uplifting Depression Quotes

110. Even the darkest hour only has 60 minutes.

111. Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful again.

112. Always try to end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things are, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make everything better.

113. The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. We know it may not seem like it, but you are NOT alone.

114. Don’t hate yourself for everything you aren’t. Instead, love yourself for everything you are.

115. Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win. Instead, reach out for help and try to confront them.

116. Don’t let your struggle become your identity. After all, you are so much more than just your illness.

117. Be proud of who you are, instead of ashamed of how someone else sees you.

118. Crying doesn’t mean that you’re weak. Since birth, it’s always been a sign that you’re alive.

119. Don’t dwell on those who hold you down. Instead, cherish those who helped you up.

120. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up on yourself. As long as you keep on fighting, then you can beat your depression.

121. Right now, stop whatever you’re doing and think of all the things in life that you are grateful for. This is a really easy way to lift your mood!

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122. Even if you can’t see any reason to keep on going, then it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any. It just means that in that moment, your depression is telling you even more lies than usual.

123. Even the worst depressive episodes won’t last forever.

124. If you need a confidence booster, then remind yourself of all the difficult things you’ve endured and overcome.

125. Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about the possibility of a bad day in the future. Just enjoy the present moment 🙂

126. As Confucius said, our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we do.

127. When your depression says, “Give up”, hope whispers, “Try one more time”.

128. If you’re worried about telling a friend that you struggle with depression, then remind yourself that you are one of 350 million people battling this illness. So, odds are that even if you don’t know it, one or more of your friends are fighting depression too but are similarly scared to reach out to you.

129. One day, if not already, your refusal to give up will inspire someone else.

130. Please remember that having a bad day does not mean you have – or will have – a bad life.

131. Hope is one of the most powerful emotions a person can have. Combine it with determination and there’s no stopping you.

132. In any given moment, we have two choices: to step forward into growth, or step backwards into safety. Stepping backwards may make us feel better in the short term, but stepping forwards will undoubtedly make us feel better in the long term.

133. Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.

134. Just because you’re going through a rough patch, it doesn’t mean you always will be. Recovery is possible. We promise you.

135. Just because you have a mental illness, it doesn’t mean that you are that illness. You’re still a person – just like everybody else.

136. Sometimes, you just need to cry your eyes out to be able to keep going. And you know what? That’s OK.

137. Listen to positive people and ignore negative ones. After all, people who doubt, judge and disrespect you are not worth your energy.

138. Healing is a process, not an event. Give it time. Good things happen to those who never give up.

139. Mental illness is NOT a life sentence.

Encouraging Depression Quotes

140. Don’t be upset or caught up with things or people you cannot change. Instead, move on, let go, and concentrate on what you can change.

141. When your depression tells you that it’s impossible to be free of it, it is LYING!

142. Today, do one little thing to take better care of yourself. Then, do it again tomorrow.

143. When something goes wrong, take a moment to be thankful for all the things in your life that are going right.

144. No-one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.

145. You’re allowed to scream. You’re allowed to cry. You’re allowed to fall apart. But you are not allowed to give up.

146. Scars tell where we have been. They do not have to dictate where we are going.

147. Remember, breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Sometimes, things fall apart so that other things can fall together.

148. Never forget that you are worthy of love and respect.

149. Sometimes you have to fight through your worst days in order to earn the best days of your life.

150. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.

151. You might be sad because you’ve been through a lot, but you should also be proud of yourself for being strong enough to make it through everything you’ve been through.

152. If someone doesn’t respect you, appreciate you and value you, then they don’t deserve you.

153. If you’re going through a hard time right now, make sure you do something today that makes you smile.

154. When you’re struggling with depression, it’s really important to schedule some time in for daily self-care that gives you a lift.

155. In the context of mental health, courage can be defined as the strength to ask for help.

156. Starting today, stop keeping track of all the mistakes you’ve ever made. It’s time to forgive yourself and start being your own best friend.

157. Always look for something positive in each day … even if some days you need to look a little harder than others.

158. Things may seem gloomy ahead and you may feel like giving up, but if you don’t keep going, then you will never know what is just around the corner.

159. Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

Positive Depression Quotes

160. 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.

161. It is not weak to say, “I’m not OK, and I need help”. On the contrary, it is brave. It is courageous. And in the end, it could save your life.

162. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remind yourself how far you have come. Remind yourself of everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

163. No matter who gives up on you, don’t you ever give up on yourself.

164. Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones.

165. Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit for it.

166. Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worth the trip – but we’re here to tell you that you are.

167. Life is like a camera: focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.

168. Whatever you do, never forget that you’re human. It’s OK to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are heading.

169. No one is ever too broken, too scarred or too far-gone to recover. If you keep on fighting, then anything’s possible.

170. Never let someone who doesn’t know your value tell you how much you’re worth.

171. Never, ever forget that you are special, and that you touch more lives than you’ll ever know.

172. Maybe not today, tomorrow, or even in a year, but if you keep fighting and never give up, then things will eventually turn around, and you’ll be able to look back with relief and shout, ‘Yes! I made it!’

173. Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is a very brave thing to do – even if you stumble a little on your way out the door.

174. Depression is a war. Don’t give up just because you lost a battle.

175. Some days, life is all about your dreams, hopes and vision for the future. But on other days, all it’s about is trying to put one foot in front of the other. And you know what? That’s OK.

176. Relationships are like glass – sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself trying to put them back together.

177. Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.

178. If sometimes all you want is for someone to acknowledge just how difficult struggling with depression is, then here’s your acknowledgement. We understand, and we’re proud of you for not giving up.

179. Someday, everything will make sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.

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180. Don’t compare your progress with that of others. After all, we all need our own time to travel our own distance.

181. Finding the right therapist is a bit like dating … sometimes you have to try a few before you find a good match.

182. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

183. Don’t look back, because if you do, you might fall over what is in front of you.

184. If you’re thinking about giving up today, just live until tomorrow. And when you do, read this again.

185. Just because your path is different, it doesn’t mean you’re lost.

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186. Recovery sometimes involves doing what you should do instead of what you want to do. But in the end, it is so, so worth it.

187. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but if you never give up, you will get there eventually.

188. The past is like an anchor that holds you back. You have to be able to let go of who you were in order to become who you want to be.

189. When you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change, you’ll take a giant leap forward in your quest to recover from depression.

190. Hating yourself will never, ever get you as far as loving yourself will.

191. Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.

192. The world will not end if you do not figure everything out tonight, so stop pacing, stop sweating, and stop fretting. Instead, go to bed and start again tomorrow.

193. There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you.

194. When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.

195. No matter how far you’ve travelled down the wrong road, you can always turn around and get back on the right track.

196. One of the most dangerous myths surrounding depression is that it is a life sentence, when in reality, if you seek the right help and keep on fighting, you CAN recover, and live a happy, healthy, depression-free life.

197. When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.

198. Life has many chapters, and one bad one does not mean that it’s the end of the book.

199. If you’re feeling suicidal, write down your dreams. Block everything else out and picture them coming true. Use them as reasons to keep on fighting.

200. Eat like you love yourself, move like you love yourself, speak like you love yourself, and act like you love yourself.

CSN Team.

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