31 Mental Health Affirmations to Help You Heal and Feel Supported
If you’re like most people, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed out right now. The news is constantly negative, the world seems more chaotic than ever, and it’s hard to find time for yourself in the midst of it all. We’re here to tell you that it’s okay. You’re not alone. In fact, we want to offer you some mental health affirmations to help you heal and feel supported. You are awesome and capable!
Mental health: The Real Epidemic?
The last few years have been stressful, to say the least. Plenty of folks have found themselves taxed beyond their mental and emotional limits. The pandemic, lockdowns, and political fighting at every turn have left people feeling anxious, depressed, and hopeless. So today, we’re sharing mental health affirmations to help you remember just how amazing and capable you are.
What are mental health affirmations?
Mental health affirmations are positively infused statements that you can say to yourself to help shift your focus from negative thoughts to positive ones. The science works like this: When we focus on positive things, our brain chemistry actually changes and we start to feel better. Mental health affirmations can help break the cycle of negative thinking and give you some much-needed perspective.
How do I use mental health affirmations?
To get started, choose a mental health affirmation that resonates with you. Write it down on a piece of paper or index card, and carry it with you throughout the day. Whenever you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take out your mental health affirmation and read it aloud. Repeat it to yourself as many times as you need to until you start to believe it.
31 Mental health affirmations
Now that you know how mental health affirmations work, it’s time to choose the ones that resonate with you.
Here are 31 mental health affirmations to help you heal and feel supported:
“I am more than enough.”
“I am worthy of respect and love.”
“I am stronger than I know.”
“I am a capable person.”
“I am wonderfully unique.”
“I accept myself for who I am.”
“I forgive myself for my mistakes.”
“I love myself unconditionally.”
“My mental health is a priority.”
“I am not my mental illness.”
“I am more than my diagnosis.”
“I will not let my mental illness define me.”
“I am in control of my mental health.”
“I am healing.”
“I am recovering.”
“My mental health is improving every day.”
“Mental illness does not have to be a part of my identity.”
“I am not alone in this mental health journey.”
“I have people who care about me and want to help me.”
“I am surrounded by love and support.”
“Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of.”
“It’s okay to not be okay.”
“I am allowed to feel my emotions.”
“I am allowed to ask for help.”
“I deserve happiness.”
“I deserve the peace of mind.”
“I am worthy of a life free from mental illness.”
“Recovery is possible.”
“There is hope for me.”
“I am not alone.”
“I am on the path to mental wellness.”
“I believe in myself.”
Strengthen your list
Most of the time we recommend four or five affirmations to focus on, but in this case, since mental health is such a broad topic, we want you to have as many options as possible. So choose the mental health affirmations that resonate with you most and focus on those. Remember, you can always add to your list later if you find other affirmations that work better for you. Take some time to re-read the list until you find a handful of examples that you feel comfortable taking with you on this journey.
It may seem silly to give thanks when you haven’t reached your mental health goals yet, but gratitude is essential to the healing process. Gratitude can help shift your focus from what’s going wrong to what’s going right. When you take the time to appreciate even the small things in life, it helps put everything else into perspective. So as you work on your mental health journey, don’t forget to give thanks for the progress you’ve made, no matter how small it may seem.
Your biggest cheerleader; the Universe!
No matter how alone or lost you feel on your mental health journey, know that the Universe is always with you. The stars, the moon, the sun, and all of nature are rooting for you. So when things get tough and you start to doubt yourself, remember that you have the entire Universe supporting you.
We hope these mental health affirmations help you on your journey to mental wellness! Remember, you are not alone. You are worthy of love and respect. You are strong. You are capable. You are healing. Recovery is possible. There is hope for you. Believe in yourself and keep moving forward! mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. Good luck!
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