It is extremely pitiful to see someone who goes through a mental illness. For more information, read some famous mental illness quotes, quotations and sayings.

Mental Illness Quotes

A mental illness makes an impact on the psyche and any signs of such abnormalities in a person you know shouldn't be ignored. Mental illness is evident from behavioral patterns that are usually combined with distress and a disability to function right. Also, there are several mental disorders such as Schizophrenia, Kleptomania, obsessive compulsive disorders and so on. If not diagnosed at an early stage, mental diseases might lead to serious consequences. Usually, people have the perception that mental illness is something which rarely occurs, but during recent times, several surveys have busted this belief and have claimed that approximately 54 million Americans were found to be suffering from mental disorders.

It has been observed that most families are unable to accept the fact of mental illness as they fear the risk of the judgmental society. Mental illnesses have been roughly classified into 200 different forms. There can be different causes of mental illness like genetics, environmental stress, biochemical imbalances in the brain and even a combination of all. The chances of recovery for patients suffering from mental ailments are quite high if proper medication and care are given. It's just that the families of mental patients need to accept the fact that their dear ones are suffering. Family members need to do all they can to help such troubled individuals. 

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

- Rudyard Kipling

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.

- John Ruskin

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

- Karl Marx

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.

- John Dewey

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.

- John Dewey

Jealousy... is a mental cancer.

- B. C. Forbes

A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.

- Sigmund Freud

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

- Ovid

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.

- James Allen

A feeble body weakens the mind.

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum.

- Robert De Niro

The more choices we give patients affected by depression, the better we will serve them.

- Carlos Santana

The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.

- Leonard Cohen

I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health.

- Jean Piaget

The state economy has been in the doldrums. The mentally ill, they don't rank high as a priority for the state.

- Jim Jones

If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.

- Thomas S. Szasz

You should have died when I killed you.

- John Le Carre

If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational.

- Salma Hayek

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

- John Stuart Mill

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