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100 Mental Illness And Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Mental Illness And Sayings By Richard Bentall: Since the Second World War, rates of common mental illness (depression and anxiety) have been Since the Second World War, rates of common mental illness (depression and anxiety) have been increasing in the industrialized nations, whereas rates of recovery from severe mental illness have not improved despite the availability of apparently effective therapies such as antipsychotic drugs. — Richard Bentall
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Carol Lee: Locking away appetite, anger, the fullness of life, anorexia helps cover up whatever struggles inside. Locking away appetite, anger, the fullness of life, anorexia helps cover up whatever struggles inside. With its controlling bouts of bingeing and starvation, of trance and half-life, it becomes a shield to fend off despair and longing and what most of use would see as ordinary responsible behavior. — Carol Lee
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Shannon Mullen: With thousands of years of history frozen in time, it's no wonder that many southerners With thousands of years of history frozen in time, it's no wonder that many southerners like me romanticize the north as a place where we can freeze our former selves, thaw, and then bloom anew. Here it's just you, the land, and your thoughts, and you can't leave until you've wrestled with yourself and emerged a survivor. But then again, the light is much more intense up here and everything looks different because of it. The sun hasn't set in a couple of months, and you can see things much more clearly when it is light all of the time. — Shannon Mullen
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Elizabeth Goudge: Cousin Mary hoped her journey through periods of dark and light was like that of Cousin Mary hoped her journey through periods of dark and light was like that of a Swiss train toiling up the mountainside, in and out of tunnels but always a little farther up the hill at each emergence. But she could only hope that this was so, she did not feel it. It seemed to her that she did not advance at all and that what she was learning now was only to hold on. The Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, she remembered, had had to run fast merely to stay where she was, but doubtless she had run in hope, disdaining despair; and hope, Cousin Mary discovered, when deliberately opposed to despair, was one of the tough virtues. — Elizabeth Goudge
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Neal Shusterman: Everything feels right with the world ... ... and the sad thing is that I Everything feels right with the world ...
... and the sad thing is that I know it's a dream. I know it must soon end, and when it does I will be thrust awake into a place where either I'm broken, or the world is broken. — Neal Shusterman
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Mental Illness And Sayings By S.R. Crawford: You're not fine. You're not. And that's OK. The first thing I want you to You're not fine. You're not. And that's OK. The first thing I want you to do is to finally tell yourself that it's OK not to be OK. To accept that you're feeling badly and that something isn't right. Too many of us are in denial because we think that to admit there's something wrong means we're weak or broken or odd. I don't know if it's society, or just who we associate with, but we need to change our way of thinking. We are not weak. We are not broken. We are not odd. — S.R. Crawford
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Neel Burton: Unlike 'mere' medical or physical disorders, mental disorders are not just problems. If successfully navigated, Unlike 'mere' medical or physical disorders, mental disorders are not just problems. If successfully navigated, they can also present opportunities. Simply acknowledging this can empower people to heal themselves and, much more than that, to grow from their experiences. — Neel Burton
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Brian Yorkey: They're the perfect loving fam'ly, so adoring ... And I love them ev'ry day of They're the perfect loving fam'ly, so adoring ...
And I love them ev'ry day of ev'ry week.
So my son's a little shit, my husband's boring,
And my daughter, though a genius, is a freak. — Brian Yorkey
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Shannon Mullen: The idea to go West just fell into my lap from the sky. Go west, The idea to go West just fell into my lap from the sky. Go west, young man. That's how the best ideas happen. Just out of nowhere. When you're not even thinking. Like they've been created for you and you just have to reach out and grab them before someone else does. — Shannon Mullen
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Ruby Wax: It's so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about It's so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse. — Ruby Wax
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Kimberlee Roth: Certainly, it's important to acknowledge and identify the effects of BPD on your life. It's Certainly, it's important to acknowledge and identify the effects of BPD on your life. It's equally important to realize that it neither dictates who you are nor fixes your destiny. — Kimberlee Roth
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Sarah Griffith Lund: If we believe that God knits us together in our mother's womb, do we therefore If we believe that God knits us together in our mother's womb, do we therefore beleive that God knits crazy into our being? If God is in all places and is present at all times, is God also in mental illness? If we are made in God's image, then is God crazy too? — Sarah Griffith Lund
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Avijeet Das: Depression is real. It happens. We go through it. Hold onto yourself in those moments. Depression is real. It happens. We go through it. Hold onto yourself in those moments. — Avijeet Das
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Stanley Victor Paskavich: Been under treatment for PTSD and bipolar since 1992. I'm not ashamed of my illness. Been under treatment for PTSD and bipolar since 1992. I'm not ashamed of my illness. I've been shunned by many and I feel for those shunned, too. — Stanley Victor Paskavich
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Craig Ferguson: Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and it almost killed me and I haven't touched a drop of it in seventeen years, sometimes I wonder if I could get away with drinking some now. I totally subscribe to the notion that alcoholism is a mental illness because thinking like that is clearly insane. — Craig Ferguson
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Charlotte Eriksson: We dig holes for ourselves, of comfortable living, and it's hard to see just how We dig holes for ourselves, of comfortable living, and it's hard to see just how deep down you are until you suddenly want to take a look at the world up there, some fresh air
and realise you can't get up. You're too far down. — Charlotte Eriksson
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Jessie Burton: A Depressive?' 'Smiles in ballrooms, weeps in bedrooms. Ill in her head.' Olive tapped her A Depressive?'
'Smiles in ballrooms, weeps in bedrooms. Ill in her head.' Olive tapped her temple. 'And here.' She touched her heart. — Jessie Burton
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Stanley Victor Paskavich: I've got to that point in life when there's very few thrills and lots of I've got to that point in life when there's very few thrills and lots of pills seems we all end up this way. As we wait for our final day. But there's one thing about the pills I take. My manic episodes have taken a break — Stanley Victor Paskavich
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Tracy Thompson: It seemed to me the basic definition of mental illness, this persistent, painful inability to It seemed to me the basic definition of mental illness, this persistent, painful inability to simply be with someone else. It might be lifelong, or it might descend like a sudden catastrophe, this blankness between ourselves and the rest of the world. The blankness might not even be obvious to others. But on our side of that severed connection, it was hell, a life lived behind glass. The only difference between mild depression and severe schizophrenia was the amount of sound and air that seeped in. — Tracy Thompson
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: I myself must also say I believe it is true that in the end humanitarianism I myself must also say I believe it is true that in the end humanitarianism will triumph; only I fear that at the same time the world will be one big hospital and each person will be the other person's humane keeper. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Casey Renee Kiser: Smiles are a funny thingand laughter is hilarious.I smile sometimeswhen I am delirious. Smiles are a funny thing
and laughter is hilarious.
I smile sometimes
when I am delirious. — Casey Renee Kiser
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Wong Kiew Kit: This is a great universal truth; we are by nature healthy; illness is an unnatural, This is a great universal truth; we are by nature healthy; illness is an unnatural, temporary state when certain systems of the body are not functioning as they should. The harmonious flow of chi restores a person's natural functions. It is also excellent for overcoming emotional and mental problems and managing stress. — Wong Kiew Kit
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Suzanne Collins: Have I gone mad like Anne and no one has the heart to tell me? Have I gone mad like Anne and no one has the heart to tell me? I wish someone would tell me, I feel crazy enough though. — Suzanne Collins
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Naomi Judd: They're trying to tell us that we're not right, so we have to buy their They're trying to tell us that we're not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can't know who you are if you don't spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present. — Naomi Judd
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Stanley Victor Paskavich: Many call it the 1000 yard stare and can't realize the pain when PTSD takes Many call it the 1000 yard stare and can't realize the pain when PTSD takes us there — Stanley Victor Paskavich
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Michael Greenberg: Plato believed that insanity was essential to our nature and assumed that it held esoteric Plato believed that insanity was essential to our nature and assumed that it held esoteric knowledge about who we are. — Michael Greenberg
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Mental Illness And Sayings By Francesca Zappia: Believing something existed and then finding out it didn't was like reaching the top of Believing something existed and then finding out it didn't was like reaching the top of the stairs and thinking there was one more step. — Francesca Zappia
Mental Illness And Sayings By William C. Cockerham: That is, whether or not an act is considered deviant depends upon how it is That is, whether or not an act is considered deviant depends upon how it is labeled (defined) by other people. For example, in a well-known study of jazz musicians, Becker (1963) found marijuana use to be considered normal by the musicians, but labeled as illegal, deviant behavior by the larger society, and subject to sanctions like arrest, fines, and jail terms. Although labeling theory pertained to deviance generally, several studies focused on the mental patient experience in which persons once treated for mental illness found it difficult to shed the label of "former mental patient" even if the experience was in the past and the person supposedly cured (Scheff [1966] 1999). — William C. Cockerham
Mental Illness And Sayings By John Legend: We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It's destroying families, it's destroying We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It's destroying families, it's destroying communities and we're the most incarcerated country in the world, and when you look deeper and look at the reasons we got to this place, we as a society made some choices politically and legislatively, culturally to deal with poverty, deal with mental illness in a certain way and that way usually involves using incarceration. — John Legend
Mental Illness And Sayings By Patricia Deegan: We share in the certainty that people labeled with mental illness are first and above 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. — Patricia Deegan
Mental Illness And Sayings By Mark Vonnegut: As well as being one of the worst things that can happen to a human As well as being one of the worst things that can happen to a human being, schizophrenia can also be one of the richest learning and humanizing experiences life offers. — Mark Vonnegut
Mental Illness And Sayings By Kevin Hines: This is what happens to the brain of those living with mental illnesses (more accurately, This is what happens to the brain of those living with mental illnesses (more accurately, "brain illnesses"). The brain does not function as it should; life is out of control. The brain alters our bodies; thoughts are distorted, emotions are unregulated, and behaviors we once thought could never occur happen. One of the most challenging, exhausting, and painful phenomena we do as humans is to live and survive with these changes in our minds. The toll it takes on an individual's body and the people in their lives is, tragically, often too much to bear.

-Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg — Kevin Hines
Mental Illness And Sayings By Jaeda DeWalt: Nestled in the valley of darkness, in the deepest depths of depression, are the priceless Nestled in the valley of darkness, in the deepest depths of depression, are the priceless gems of; creativity, intuition and sensitivity. The trick is learning how to navigate the dark, so these precious gems can be unearthed and their beauty beheld. — Jaeda DeWalt
Mental Illness And Sayings By Maia Szalavitz: Our brains are embodied - much of the problem with the debate over addiction and Our brains are embodied - much of the problem with the debate over addiction and psychiatry more generally is a refusal to accept this and our ongoing need to see "physical," "neurological," and "psychological" as completely distinct. — Maia Szalavitz
Mental Illness And Sayings By Susanna Kaysen: Are you crazy? It's a common phrase, I know. But it means something particular to Are you crazy? It's a common phrase, I know. But it means something particular to me: the tunnels, the security screens, the plastic forks, the shimmering, ever-shifting borderline that like all boundaries beckons and asks to be crossed. I do not want to cross it again. — Susanna Kaysen
Mental Illness And Sayings By Norman Cousins: Illness is always an interaction between [mind and body]. It can begin in the mind Illness is always an interaction between [mind and body]. It can begin in the mind and affect the body, or it can begin in the body and affect the mind, both of which are served by the same bloodstream. Attempts to treat most mental diseases as though they were completely free of physical causes and attempts to treat most bodily diseases as though the mind were in no way involved must be considered archaic in the light of new evidence about the way the human body functions. — Norman Cousins
Mental Illness And Sayings By Thomas Szasz: The fatal weakness of most psychiatric historiographies lies in the historians' failure to give sufficient The fatal weakness of most psychiatric historiographies lies in the historians' failure to give sufficient weight to the role of coercion in psychiatry and to acknowledge that mad-doctoring had nothing to do with healing. — Thomas Szasz
Mental Illness And Sayings By Lauren Slater: But what happens if such a patient, say myself, for instance, has rarely if ever But what happens if such a patient, say myself, for instance, has rarely if ever experienced a normal state of functioning? What happens if such a patient has spent much of her life in mental hospitals, both pursuing and being pursued by one's illness after another? What happens if "regular life" to such a person has always meant cutting one's arms, or gagging? — Lauren Slater
Mental Illness And Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: During my mental illness, thank God, my grandma was my human rescuer and angel, she During my mental illness, thank God, my grandma was my human rescuer and angel, she ask me to stop taking the medication, leading to the recovering. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Mental Illness And Sayings By Evan Sutter: We do not know how to just do nothing; this is a bigger problem than We do not know how to just do nothing; this is a bigger problem than we care to think about. In the west we are taught to seek our answers in external things and, as a result, we never need to take the time to look within. We have a poor connection with ourselves because our whole lives we have been looking outward; we are a society bent on distraction, and the modern world is only amplifying this. — Evan Sutter
Mental Illness And Sayings By Bryant A. Loney: You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace the tortured artist rhetoric that any life difficulties might serve to benefit and enhance your writing. That's damaging. Counterintuitive. Writing can be so incredibly lonely, and when you're alone with your thoughts for long enough to produce a hundred thousand words of your own headspace, it can be scary. Suffering is not good for your art. Mental health care is. So talk to someone other than your future readers about the problems you are facing. Someone you know and trust. There is no shame in asking for help. — Bryant A. Loney
Mental Illness And Sayings By Erich Fromm: The "pathology of normalcy" rarely deteriorates to graver forms of mental illness because society produces The "pathology of normalcy" rarely deteriorates to graver forms of mental illness because society produces the antidote against such deterioration. When pathological processes become socially patterned, they lose their individual character. On the contrary, the sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology and arranged the means to give satisfactions which fit the pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation, in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society - and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic. — Erich Fromm
Mental Illness And Sayings By Neal Shusterman: Sometimes the darkness beyond is not glorious at all, it truly is an absolute absence Sometimes the darkness beyond is not glorious at all, it truly is an absolute absence of light. A clawing, needy tar that pulls you down. You drown but you don't. It turns you to lead so you sink faster in its viscous embrace. It robs you of hope and even the memory of hope. It makes you think you've always felt like this, and there's no place to go but down, where it slowly, ravenously digests your will, distilling it into the ebony crude of nightmares.

And you know the darkness beyond despair, just as intimately as you know the soaring heights. Because in this and all universes, there is balance. You can't have the one without facing the other. And sometimes you think you can take it because the joy is worth the despair, and sometimes you know you can't take it and how did you ever think you could? And there is the dance; strength and weakness, confidence and desolation. — Neal Shusterman
Mental Illness And Sayings By Sabrynne McLain: Kate was about to protest when something caused her to look in her mother's direction. Kate was about to protest when something caused her to look in her mother's direction. She was standing statue-like in front of the television with that brave, painted-on smile. Then Kate realized what had caught her attention: her mother's tear-filled eyes were reflecting the on-off motion of the blinkers like a watery mirror. Kate stared transfixed at the flashing points of light that betrayed her mother's pain. The urge to tell her father how much she wanted him to be proud of her and how much he had hurt her, faded in the dark depths of her mother's eyes. — Sabrynne McLain
Mental Illness And Sayings By Rosalynn Carter: One day, I made a remark that I might work with people with mental illness, One day, I made a remark that I might work with people with mental illness, and somebody in the press heard it, and it was in the paper. And the more I thought about it and found out about it, the more I thought it was just a terrible situation with no attention. And I've been working on it ever since. — Rosalynn Carter
Mental Illness And Sayings By Richard Bentall: If we are to believe the evidence from clinical trials there are many effective pharmacological If we are to believe the evidence from clinical trials there are many effective pharmacological and psychological treatments for mental illness. Epidemiological data, on the other hand, says otherwise. — Richard Bentall
Mental Illness And Sayings By Anthony Storr: I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place. — Anthony Storr
Mental Illness And Sayings By Victoria Sawyer: The vision I see in the mirror is me, who I am, supposedly, but that The vision I see in the mirror is me, who I am, supposedly, but that vision does not express the way my mind works or the way I feel inside. A realization creeps over me, the words tumbling into my head quietly like falling leaves.
I.
Am.
Crazy.
This is my new shameful truth. Something changed yesterday. A door has been opened that I can never close again. I touch my reflection, the glass smooth and cold, not really believing that the girl I see is me. — Victoria Sawyer
Mental Illness And Sayings By Hugh Brody: The disorders that psychology associates with the dissonance between what parents say to children and The disorders that psychology associates with the dissonance between what parents say to children and what children know to be reality - from deep insecurities to chronic anxiety to depression - are not to be found among the hunter-gatherers I have known. This is not to claim that they are people who know nothing of mental illness. Rather, it is to look at the absence of a particular kind of illness, one that in my own society is somewhere between common and the norm. The apparent sturdiness of the hunter-gatherer personality, the virtual universality of self-confidence and equanimity, the absence of anxiety disorders and most depressive illnesses - these may well be the benefits of using words to tell the truth. — Hugh Brody
Mental Illness And Sayings By Jean Vanier: To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefor unloveable. Loneliness is a To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefor unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain. — Jean Vanier
Mental Illness And Sayings By Tyler Hamilton: Slowly, inch by inch, I felt myself recovering. After a few weeks, the darkness began Slowly, inch by inch, I felt myself recovering. After a few weeks, the darkness began to recede; my appetite for life returned. Haven was wonderful; she understood and nursed me through these weeks until I felt strong enough to go out in public, to get on my bike again. — Tyler Hamilton
Mental Illness And Sayings By R. Dean Johnson: I want to believe him. I know stuff happens to people and they can't always I want to believe him. I know stuff happens to people and they can't always be who they were or who they think they're supposed to be. But knowing that doesn't mean I'm okay with it. It's more like what Mr. Krueger says about black holes: We can't wish them away, so we'd better learn as much as we can about where they are and how they work so we don't get sucked in. — R. Dean Johnson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Becky Wade: He wanted desperately to stay, just a little while longer. But he couldn't be here, He wanted desperately to stay, just a little while longer. But he couldn't be here, in this place, with her. It was calm here. She was innocent and beautiful and perfect.
He was not. He didn't want his mess or his mental illness or his past anywhere near her. He wanted to protect her from a lot of things, but most of all from himself. — Becky Wade
Mental Illness And Sayings By Louise Hay: Now when I hear about someone's illness, no matter what dire their predicament seems to Now when I hear about someone's illness, no matter what dire their predicament seems to be, I know that if they're willing to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving, almost anything can be healed. The word incurable, which is so frightening to so many people, really only means that the particular condition cannot be cured by 'outer' methods and that we must go within to effect the healing. The condition came from nothing and will go back to nothing. — Louise Hay
Mental Illness And Sayings By Alison Miller: Shortly after I began work with Teresa, I acquired another MPD client, a supposedly schizophrenic Shortly after I began work with Teresa, I acquired another MPD client, a supposedly schizophrenic young man I will call Tony. He called in to the clinic on a day I was on telephone duty, saying he was having flashbacks of "ritual abuse." I did not yet know what that was. Tony became my client. He could be quite entertaining. I have a vivid memory of him as a three-year-old, "Tiny Tony," standing on his head on my office couch, and running down the hall to try unsuccessfully to make it to the bathroom. He had in his head the entire rock band of Guns'n'Roses, and I got to know Axl, the band leader, quite well. I remember the time Tony was in hospital and I went to visit him; Axl popped out and said, "Remember, we're schizophrenic in here! — Alison Miller
Mental Illness And Sayings By Evan Sutter: Its little wonder anxiety, depression and other mental illness is at such a high point Its little wonder anxiety, depression and other mental illness is at such a high point at this time in the world; people have little control over the mental capacities, of their thoughts, perceptions, feelings and emotions. People never get a moments silence from the constant bombardment and when they do they don't know how to manage their thoughts so the endless barrage of noise simply continues giving them no time or space for clarity. — Evan Sutter
Mental Illness And Sayings By Jaeda DeWalt: When i spend too much time in my head, focused on things in the past When i spend too much time in my head, focused on things in the past or things in the future ... when i lose sight of the present, i fold in on myself, mentally, my thoughts become toxic and distorted, my emotions, darken. — Jaeda DeWalt
Mental Illness And Sayings By Michael Lewis: Stigmas speak to the idea of difference and how difference shames us and those we Stigmas speak to the idea of difference and how difference shames us and those we know. — Michael Lewis
Mental Illness And Sayings By Christine F. Anderson: Bipolar illness, manic depression, manic-depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis. That's a nice way of saying you Bipolar illness, manic depression, manic-depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis. That's a nice way of saying you will feel so high that no street drug can compete and you will feel so low that you wish you had been hit by a Mack truck instead. — Christine F. Anderson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Andrew Wilson: People who fell in love at first sight, rushed home to their parents to tell People who fell in love at first sight, rushed home to their parents to tell them the good news and subsequently married were, [Patricia Highsmith] thought, retarded. Rather, a more honest appraisal of the nature of love positions it nearer to the horrors of mental illness. How else could you explain the fact that so many people were prepared to sacrifice the safety and cosiness of their lives for the thrill of a new romance? — Andrew Wilson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Kay Redfield Jamison: The intensity, glory, and absolute assuredness if my mind's flight made it very difficult for The intensity, glory, and absolute assuredness if my mind's flight made it very difficult for me to believe once i was better, that the illness was one i should willingly give up ... moods are such an essential part of the substance of life, of one's notion of oneself, that even psychotic extremes in mood and behavior somehow can be seen as temporary, even understandable reactions to what life has dealt ... even though the depressions that inevitably followed nearly cost me my life. — Kay Redfield Jamison
Mental Illness And Sayings By James Hollis: Fundamentalism is a form of mental illness that seeks to repress anxiety, ambiguity, and ambivalence. Fundamentalism is a form of mental illness that seeks to repress anxiety, ambiguity, and ambivalence. The more mature the personality structure, the greater the capacity of the person, and the culture, to tolerate the anxiety, ambiguity, and ambivalence that are a necessary and unavoidable dimension of our lives. — James Hollis
Mental Illness And Sayings By Heather Sellers: I loved the idea of a subversive world where mental illness was defined as just I loved the idea of a subversive world where mental illness was defined as just another version of normal, and education was how you made your way in the world, not something that began or ended. — Heather Sellers
Mental Illness And Sayings By Upton Sinclair: Pessimism is mental disease. It means illness in the person who voices it, and in Pessimism is mental disease. It means illness in the person who voices it, and in the society which produces that person. — Upton Sinclair
Mental Illness And Sayings By M. Scott Peck: In any case, when we avoid the legitimate suffering that results from dealing with problems, In any case, when we avoid the legitimate suffering that results from dealing with problems, we also avoid the growth that problems demand from us. It is for this reason that in chronic mental illness we stop growing, we become stuck. And without healing, the human spirit begins to shrivel. — M. Scott Peck
Mental Illness And Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: I graciously survived depression, mental-illness and attempt of suicide. I graciously survived depression, mental-illness and attempt of suicide. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Mental Illness And Sayings By Jon Ronson: Tony faked mental illness. That's when you have hallucinations and delusions. Mental illness comes and Tony faked mental illness. That's when you have hallucinations and delusions. Mental illness comes and goes. It can get better with medication. Tony is a psychopath. That doesn't come and go. It is how the person is." Faking — Jon Ronson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Neel Burton: Other pressing problems with the current medical model [of mental disorder] is that it encourages Other pressing problems with the current medical model [of mental disorder] is that it encourages false epidemics, most glaringly in bipolar disorder and ADHD, and the wholesale exportation of Western mental disorders and Western accounts of mental disorder. Taken together, this is leading to a pandemic of Western disease categories and treatments, while undermining the variety and richness of the human experience. — Neel Burton
Mental Illness And Sayings By Andy Behrman: The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible. I prayed for a 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. — Andy Behrman
Mental Illness And Sayings By Frank M. Corrigan: The primary driver to pathological dissociation is attachment disorganization in early life: when that is The primary driver to pathological dissociation is attachment disorganization in early life: when that is followed by severe and repeated trauma, then a major disorder of structural dissociation is created (Lyons-Ruth, Dutra, Schuder, & Bianchi, 2006). — Frank M. Corrigan
Mental Illness And Sayings By Philip K. Dick: But then I realized how unhealthy it was, sensing the absence of life, not just But then I realized how unhealthy it was, sensing the absence of life, not just in this building but everywhere, and not reacting - do you see? I guess you don't. But that used to be considered a sign of mental illness; they called it 'absence of appropriate affect. — Philip K. Dick
Mental Illness And Sayings By Elizabeth Langston: Why did things have to get so backwards in our house? Since she couldn't be Why did things have to get so backwards in our house? Since she couldn't be the adult, I knew that it had to be me. But that didn't stop me from hating it--from wishing it was just over. I'd give anything to be a kid again and not to be the responsible one in the house. It was like I was trapped in a horrible virtual-reality game, except there was no way for me to quit. — Elizabeth Langston
Mental Illness And Sayings By Stanley Victor Paskavich: For all the normal people who make fun of the mentally ill it's spelled K.A.R.M.A. For all the normal people who make fun of the mentally ill it's spelled K.A.R.M.A. and it's pronounced your days coming, Bitch! — Stanley Victor Paskavich
Mental Illness And Sayings By Brittany Snow: I think the stigma surrounding mental illness and also the stigma surrounding self-esteem issues or I think the stigma surrounding mental illness and also the stigma surrounding self-esteem issues or insecurities or just even feeling different is something that doesn't really get enough attention. Everybody struggles with feeling alone or that they are going through something they don't quite understand. — Brittany Snow
Mental Illness And Sayings By Susanna Kaysen: Kaysen elaborates through parts of the book on her thoughts about how mental illness is Kaysen elaborates through parts of the book on her thoughts about how mental illness is treated. She explains that families who are willing to pay the rather high costs of hospitalization do so to prove their own sanity. Once one member of the family is hospitalized, it becomes easier for the rest of the family to distance themselves from the problem and to create a clear boundary between the sane and the insane. Recognizing a family member or friend as insane makes others around them, says Kaysen, compare themselves to that individual. Hospitalization allows for distance from this questioning of self that makes us so uncomfortable. Her view that mental illness often includes the entire family means the hospitalized family member becomes an excuse for other family members not to look at their own problems. This explains the willingness to pay the high financial costs of hospitalization. — Susanna Kaysen
Mental Illness And Sayings By Stanley Victor Paskavich: I have suffered pains and torture of all natures. I have heard many say, "I I have suffered pains and torture of all natures. I have heard many say, "I am a survivor." I am not in a boat in a sea of torture awaiting to be rescued. I am a Conqueror, I am a Victor ...
I am one with myself.
I AM FREE! — Stanley Victor Paskavich
Mental Illness And Sayings By Kiera Van Gelder: Yet I also recognize this: Even if everyone in the world were to accept me Yet I also recognize this: Even if everyone in the world were to accept me and my illness and validate my pain, unless I can abide myself and be compassionate toward my own distress, I will probably always feel alone and neglected by others. — Kiera Van Gelder
Mental Illness And Sayings By Jordan Ellenberg: The Pythagoreans, you have to remember, were extremely weird. Their philosophy was a chunky stew The Pythagoreans, you have to remember, were extremely weird. Their philosophy was a chunky stew of things we'd now call mathematics, things we'd now call religion, and things we'd now call mental illness. — Jordan Ellenberg
Mental Illness And Sayings By Carrie Fisher: My mom had the breakdown for the family, and I went into therapy for all My mom had the breakdown for the family, and I went into therapy for all of us. — Carrie Fisher
Mental Illness And Sayings By Lady Gaga: I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don't feel bad about I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don't feel bad about it. — Lady Gaga
Mental Illness And Sayings By Leah Raeder: I am not the heroine of this story.And I'm not trying to be cute. It's I am not the heroine of this story.
And I'm not trying to be cute. It's the truth. I'm diagnosed borderline and seriously fucked-up. I hold grudges. I bottle my hate until it ferments into poison, and then I get high off the fumes. I'm completely dysfunctional and that's the way I like it, so don't expect a character arc where I finally find Redemption, Growth, and Change, or learn How to Forgive Myself and Others. — Leah Raeder
Mental Illness And Sayings By Neal Shusterman: I begin to wonder if David was like me. Seeing monsters everywhere and realizing there I begin to wonder if David was like me. Seeing monsters everywhere and realizing there aren't enough slingshots in the world to get rid of them. — Neal Shusterman
Mental Illness And Sayings By Joel Paris: What is actually observed in so-called 'biplar children'? If you read the research reports carefully, What is actually observed in so-called 'biplar children'? If you read the research reports carefully, they describe broad and persistent emotional dysregulation. Although these children have mood swings, they do not develop manic or hypomanic episodes. They are moody, irritable, oppositional and likely to misbehave - like all children with disruptive behavior disorders. Their grandiose thinking usually consists of little beyond boastfulness. No evidence from genetics, neurobiology, follow-up studies or treatment response shows that this syndrome has anything in common with classical bipolarity. — Joel Paris
Mental Illness And Sayings By Carol Lee: Emma cites the structure of the [Eating Disorder] Unit as being important to her decision Emma cites the structure of the [Eating Disorder] Unit as being important to her decision to disengage from her illness, and the fact that she felt safe in it, and cared for.
'It was the first time I'd been in an environment where I felt comfortabe with all the people around me. I felt "I can be here and I can talk to anybody" and that was something that had been missing from my life'. — Carol Lee
Mental Illness And Sayings By Audrey Niffenegger: That is what madness is, isn't it? All the wheels fly off the bus and That is what madness is, isn't it? All the wheels fly off the bus and things don't make sense any more. Or rather, they do, but it's not a kind of sense anyone else can understand. — Audrey Niffenegger
Mental Illness And Sayings By Taylor Caldwell: We all feel inadequate very often. It's only when it gets chronic that it is We all feel inadequate very often. It's only when it gets chronic that it is disturbing to one's emotions and can get out of hand and make you pretty damn miserable. — Taylor Caldwell
Mental Illness And Sayings By Pat Barker: We are Craiglockhart's success stories. Look at us. We don't remember, we don't feel, we We are Craiglockhart's success stories. Look at us. We don't remember, we don't feel, we don't think - at least beyond the confines of what's needed to do the job. By any proper civilized standard (but what does that mean now?) we are objects of horror. But our nerves are completely steady. And we are still alive. — Pat Barker
Mental Illness And Sayings By Carrie Fisher: Oh! This'll impress you - I'm actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family Oh! This'll impress you - I'm actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I'm a PEZ dispenser and I'm in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can't have it all? — Carrie Fisher
Mental Illness And Sayings By Yassin Hall: It's amazing the things that the heart and mind can endure. No one ever told It's amazing the things that the heart and mind can endure. No one ever told me that growing up, so I often spent my childhood thinking something was wrong with me. — Yassin Hall
Mental Illness And Sayings By Daphne Simeon: Trapped within the confines of his mind, he is too aware of every thought passing Trapped within the confines of his mind, he is too aware of every thought passing through it, as if he were outside, looking in. At night he often lies awake ruminating endlessly about what's wrong with him, about death, and about the meaning of existence itself. At times his arms and legs feel like they don't belong with his body. But most of the time, his mind feels like it is operating apart from the body that contains it. — Daphne Simeon
Mental Illness And Sayings By Elyn R. Saks: There's a tremendous need to implode the myths of mental illness, to put a face There's a tremendous need to implode the myths of mental illness, to put a face on it, to show people that a diagnosis does not have to lead to a painful and oblique life ... We who struggle with these disorders can lead full, happy, productive lives, if we have the right resources. — Elyn R. Saks
Mental Illness And Sayings By Allie Burke: What to do with life? Get out of bed, Derek. That's what you do. You What to do with life? Get out of bed, Derek. That's what you do. You get out of bed, and you get yourself a cup of fucking coffee. That's all you can do. — Allie Burke
Mental Illness And Sayings By Kristen Henderson: I dream for an absentee and oft maligned device - the accident-maker, the soul-taker, my I dream
for an absentee and oft maligned
device - the accident-maker,
the soul-taker, my camera;
its factory guaranteed
third eye, without which I am duly dim
and memory denied. No pictures
for my contrived Arbus to declare,
excepting some stitch of Sexton
manages these sentences
of despair. — Kristen Henderson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Kaylie Jones: Medical research has revealed that in about one-tenth of the population, the liver processes alcohol Medical research has revealed that in about one-tenth of the population, the liver processes alcohol differently, releasing a chemical messenger that creates the craving for another drink; once that second drink is taken, the desire is doubled. But the real problem of the alcoholic is actually centered in the mind, because we can't remember why it was such a bad idea to pick up that first drink. Once we start, we can't stop; and when we stop, we can't remember why we shouldn't start again. It is a form of mental illness, like a manic-depressive who, after being stabilized on medication for a while, suddenly decides she is fine and no longer needs her pills. — Kaylie Jones
Mental Illness And Sayings By Maya Forbes: Seeing movies about mental illness, a lot of falseness has leapt out at me over Seeing movies about mental illness, a lot of falseness has leapt out at me over the years. So I just focused on what I remembered, the real experience of seeing somebody like that. And as an adult, I've had family members who are bipolar, so I've seen it again. — Maya Forbes
Mental Illness And Sayings By Patty Duke: I went through a very lethargic period ... I was just sort of getting through I went through a very lethargic period ... I was just sort of getting through every night and every day. — Patty Duke
Mental Illness And Sayings By Rollo May: Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the "divine madness," to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean. — Rollo May
Mental Illness And Sayings By Charlotte Dawson: So, because I have a mental illness I should disappear and hide? Ever since I So, because I have a mental illness I should disappear and hide? Ever since I went into hospital, all I have heard and read about is people telling me what they think I should do. — Charlotte Dawson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Jenny Lawson: My psychiatrist told me that when things get rough I should consider my battle with My psychiatrist told me that when things get rough I should consider my battle with mental illness as if I were "exorcising a demon" and I was like, "Well, no wonder I'm failing so miserably. I'm shit at exercising." Then — Jenny Lawson
Mental Illness And Sayings By Oli Anderson: Don't cling to your self-concept purely because your will demands it. Demand that your environment Don't cling to your self-concept purely because your will demands it. Demand that your environment aligns as much as possible and change what you must about yourself when the outer world can't be changed. Mental health is about mental fluidity, mental illness stems in rigidity. — Oli Anderson