15 Uplifting Celebrity Quotes About Mental Health

Celebrity Mental Health Quotes

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Many athletes, movie stars, singers, and other celebrities have been outspoken about their mental health issues. Here is a collection of uplifting quotes about mental health from celebrities.

1. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato Mental Health Quote

“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn’t have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness.”

– Demi Lovato

2. Demi Lovato ( Quote 2)

“Sometimes I’m not always doing amazing but it’s okay… because everyone struggles and it’s okay to be flawed because that’s what makes me… Me.”

– Demi Lovato

3. Emma Stone

Emma Stone

“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.”

– Emma Stone

4. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

“Being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness — that’s why more and more mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s the same as being physically sick. And when you keep all those things inside, when you bottle them up, it makes you ill.” ⠀

-Cara Delevingne⠀

5. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

“I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it. And oftentimes — it happens — you just feel like you’re alone. You feel like it’s only you. You’re in your bubble. And I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and [say], ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. It’ll be OK.”

– Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

6. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

“I was equal parts terrified and relieved [when I was diagnosed]. Terrified because the veil was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered with various depressions and anxieties for so many years.”⠀

“I never had full awareness or answers about this condition. When I have more information, it actually helps me, it doesn’t scare me once I know it.”⠀

– Selena Gomez

7. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

– Kobe Bryant

8. Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K Brown

“We all have our struggles & fears, but no one should fight them alone. Let’s remember to be kind to each other, there for each other & ask for the help we need because everyone deserves to live free, happy & healthy.”⠀

– Sterling K Brown⠀

9. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

“Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction. We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently. Instead, we should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of strength — and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need.”⁣⁣
– Michelle Obama ⁣⁣

10. Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart

“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⁣

11. Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

“I knew people who had suffered from anxiety and found it kind of hard to understand, but then when it hits you, you’re like , Oh my God, what is this?⁣”

– Shawn Mendes

12. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

“I think that there’s such a huge stigma over it [mental illness], that I hope we can get rid of, or help… I mean, people have diabetes or asthma and they have to take medication for it. But as soon as you have to take medication for your mind, there’s this instant stigma. Hopefully, we’ve given those people hope…”

– Jennifer Lawrence⁣

13. Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres

“If you ever have experienced depression, you isolate yourself and don’t reach out for help. You don’t say, ‘I’m hurting, I need help’ – you kind of crawl further into that dark hole, so that’s where I was for a while.”

“I started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life… I slowly started to climb out of it. I can’t believe I came back from that point. I can’t believe where my life is now.”

– Ellen DeGeneres⁣

14. Lady Gaga

"We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma that portray [mental health] conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing."

“We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma that portray [mental health] conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing.” 

“Research shows there is a fourfold return on investment for every dollar spent on treating depression and anxiety, the most common mental health conditions, making spending on the issue a great investment for both political leaders and employers, in addition to generating savings in the health sector.”

– Lady Gaga

15. Michael Phelps

We’re supposed to be this big, macho, physically strong human beings, but this is not a weakness, we are seeking and reaching for help

However, Phelps said that after every Olympics he fell into a major state of depression and even contemplated suicide after the 2012 Olympics in London. ⁣⁣
Phelps said that he “didn’t want to be in the sport anymore” and “didn’t want to be alive.” ⁣⁣
When Phelps was asked about opening up about mental health and said: “We’re supposed to be this big, macho, physically strong human beings, but this is not a weakness, we are seeking and reaching for help.” ⁣⁣

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