5 Uplifting Quotes for World Mental Health Day

5 Quotes for World Mental Health Day as graphics on blue green background

The 10 October is World Mental Health Day. First celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, it’s a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The 2023 Theme is Mental health is a universal human right.

And that’s one positive outcome from the pandemic: that mental health is finally being taken more seriously—with less stigma. And while we need (a lot) more done by our governments and health care systems, it’s easier than ever before to talk about issues with our mental health.

And for World Mental Health Day this year, Natasha Kong our wonderful graphic designer and I have created these 5 inspiring quotes for you to share!

Perfect for Instagram, they’ll also look good on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and more. You can also “pin” the quotes you love straight to your “Quotes” or “Inspiration” board on Pinterest.

Mental Health and Fierce Kindness

In the lead up to World Mental Health Day we’ve taken a closer look at how to be kind to yourself and then 27 ways to be kind to yourself.

Because our goal at Fierce Kindness is to help people create a better, kinder world. And this is hard to do when we don’t feel good, or if we’re stressed and overwhelmed.

And that’s why it says in the tagline, Change the world. Start with you!

How to share the quotes you love:

  • If you’re on a smartphone, press & hold on the quote images that “speak to you”. Then choose whether to download to—or share directly from your device!
  • If you’re on a computer, first click on the quote images you like to open a larger version. Then Right-Click (PC) or Ctrl+Click (Mac) to save to your device. You can now share it from wherever you saved it.

Here are the 5 Quotes for World Mental Health Day

Simply click each quote to see a larger image of these World Mental Health Day Quotes!


Which is your favourite of these quotes for World Mental Health Day? Tell us in the comments below!

Change the world. Start with you!


  1. Gail

    Asking for help is my favourite quote because for many it’s so hard to do.

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi Gail, so true! We like to offer and give help, but it’s hard to be vulnerable and ask for help! Emma-Louise x

    • Diana

      I love the last one about being easy to love. This is kind of where I am at in my journey. I am learning that I am lovable as well as I am loved unconditionally always.

      • Emma-Louise Elsey

        Hi Diana, I love that quote too. If we all thought we were easy to love (loved unconditionally – not having to be different somehow first), how different we would feel and how different the world would be! You are absolutely loved! Em xxx

      • Emma-Louise Elsey

        Hi Bill, absolutely. I think kind people do this to help others feel better. And yet it is often UNkind to ourselves to do this. It’s a hard balance to find. Warmly, Emma-Louise

  2. Tammy

    I used to keep the Milne quote on my desk at work and now it’s a sticker on my laptop! It always gave me courage to face whatever was being thrown at me.

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      It IS a fabulous quote. Inspiring and uplifting 🙂 Thank-you for sharing Tammy! Love Emma-Louise


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