Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.— Sigmund Freud
Instructive Mental Illness quotations
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
These Jews who run things, who are producing this mental illness teenage suicide...all these Jewish sicknesses...that's nothing new. The Talmud's full of things like sex with boys and girls.
Healing of the physical without the change in the mental and spiritual aspects brings little real help to the individual in the end. How true, because the mind and the body imprint and imitate each other. What we think, we become. What we become, we think. It's an insidious process that can predispose us to illness or it can lead us to health.
Mental illness is not a choice... But recovery is
Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings.
Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
You know what scares me? When you have to be nice to some paranoid schizophrenic, just because she lives in your head.
People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
I get lots of awards for being mentally ill.
Apparently, I am better at being mentally ill than almost anything else I've ever done. Seriously - I have a shelf of awards for being bipolar.
Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.
You know the bad thing about being a survivor.
.. You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.
You can feel like a mental patient, but that doesn't mean you have to act like one.
Nothing more isolating than a mental illness.
If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever.
There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.
Other countries care for their mentally ill. Making them debate on TV is just cruel.
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
My twenties were a write-off. It's a cruel illness, because you can't see it and you can hide it so well.
Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis.
Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment.
Crazy isn't being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me, amplified.
Portray [people with mental illness] sympathetically, and portray them in all the richness and depth of their experience as people, and not as diagnoses.
The concept of recovery is rooted in the simple yet profound realization that people who have been diagnosed with mental illness are human beings.
Mental illness is a myth, whose function is to disguise and thus render more palatable the bitter pill of moral conflicts in human relations.
We possess within us a force of incalculable power, which if we direct it in a conscious and wise manner, gives us the mastery of ourselves and allows us not only to escape from physical and mental ills, but also to live in relative happiness.
For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet.
.. and hoped that they would go away.
It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill - it's a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I'm all right when I completely immerse myself in work, but I'll always remain half crazy.
The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible.
I prayed for a broken bone that would heal in six weeks. But that never happened. I was cursed with an illness that nobody could see and nobody knew much about.
Part of being sane is being a little bit crazy.
In an ideal world, it would not take a film star to get the media focused on mental illness.
We share in the certainty that people labeled with mental illness are first and above all, human beings. Our lives are precious and are of infinite value.
Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people are mentally ill. Check 3 friends. If they are okay, you're it.
It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.
I don't meet many people that are evil.
I meet human beings who are flawed, who are mentally ill and have enormous problems, but I don't think I've ever met someone who was a totally dark energy that had no humanity or sense of love or affection for anything in their life. That's very rare.
A genius is a mentally ill person with an audience
If ever we needed in this country to adopt a new attitude towards homosexuality, this is the time. Instead of treating it as a crime, and driving it underground, we ought to recognize it for what it is: it's a mental illness, it's a psychiatric condition which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers.