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#1. If you put the wrong foods in your body, you are contaminated and dirty and your stomach swells. Then the voice says, Why did you do that? Don't you know better? Ugly and wicked, you are disgusting to me. - Author: Bethany Pierce
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Bethany Pierce
#2. While there is a real urgency for caution, there is also an overwhelming urgency for calm. My greatest concern is that the driving force of this pandemic may cause those who have no signs or symptomology to develop other chronic fears, anxieties and medical conditions. Heightened fears and anxieties will not make you feel safer. Compulsive and impulsive purchases will not protect you from the virus. It is important that you take care of your physical and mental health. Follow what your state and county are advising you to do. The sky is not falling and life will return to normal. The most prudent thing that people can do at this time, is to take commonsense approaches to reduce your risk of exposure. - Author: Asa Don Brown
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Asa Don Brown
#3. Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker ... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt. - Author: Frank Bruno
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Frank Bruno
#4. How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat? - Author: Joseph Conrad
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Joseph Conrad
#5. Now his work-mates pitied him, although they tried not to show it, and it was generally arranged that he was given jobs which allowed him to work alone. The smell of ink, and the steady rhythm of the press, then induced in him a kind of peace - it was the peace he felt when he arrived early, at a time when he might be the only one to see the morning light as it filtered through the works or to hear the sound of his footsteps echoing through the old stone building. At such moments he was forgetful of himself and thus of others until he heard their voices, raised in argument or in greeting, and he would shrink into himself again. At other times he would stand slightly to one side and try to laugh at their jokes, but when they talked about sex he became uneasy and fell silent for it seemed to him to be a fearful thing. He still remembered how the girls in the schoolyard used to chant,

Kiss me, kiss me if you can
I will put you in my pan,
Kiss me, kiss me as you said
I will fry you till you're dead

And when he thought of sex, it was as of a process which could tear him limb from limb. He knew from his childhood reading that, if he ran into the forest, there would be a creature lying in wait for him. - Author: Peter Ackroyd
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Peter Ackroyd
#6. 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. - Author: Maia Szalavitz
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Maia Szalavitz
#7. It is gone for ever, and now all is dark and empty. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Saints Mental Illness quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#8. Wanting to be on television is a mental illness. Wanting to be president of the United States, wanting to be an actor - these are degrees of the same mental illness. If you need to be approved of simultaneously by more people than are in this room now, there's a problem. - Author: Keith Olbermann
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Keith Olbermann
#9. I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for being able to smile again. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
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#10. 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). - Author: William C. Cockerham
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#11. The worst thing about the fantasies of the mentally ill is that they're so damned consistent. They never let up. They never give you any rest. - Author: Orson Scott Card
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Orson Scott Card
#12. 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. - Author: Charlotte Eriksson
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#13. Guilt was a thorny carpet
Laid on the ground I walked on.
Repent and redeem,
No vile soul feels a disesteem.
Whispers filling my head,
Too loud to ignore,
Pills upon pills I swallowed them all,
For a brief stolen moment,
I dove into an ocean of a blissfully quiet oblivion.
A hollow elm,
A wingless butterfly,
A shadow of what was once I. - Author: Khadidja Megaache
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Khadidja Megaache
#14. Notice that I am treating psychotherapy as a cultural artifact that can be interpreted, rather than as a universal healing technology that has already brought a transcendent "cure" to earthlings. As a matter of fact, nothing has cured the human race, and nothing is about to. Mental ills don't work that way; they are not universal, they are local. Every era has a particular configuration of self, illness, healer, technology; they are a kind of cultural package. They are interrelated, intertwined, inter­penetrating. So when we study a particular illness, we are also studying the conditions that shape and define that illness, and the sociopolitical impact of those who are responsible for healing it. - Author: Philip Cushman
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Philip Cushman
#15. Ataraxia looks like a perfect remedy for stress and anxiety for those who can achieve it. If you persuade yourself that you can deal equitably with every possible incident of life, then you will be able to face life's complexity and you will always be calm. And is there anything better than inner peace and tranquility? - Author: Maria Karvouni
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Maria Karvouni
#16. Every time the DSM prepares for a new edition, there are countless groups lobbying to get their particular mental illness recognized by the diagnostic manual. Surely, this is a social and cultural phenomenon. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Siri Hustvedt
#17. In the absence of any therapy, the mentally ill of the 20th century were chained, shackled, straitjacketed, kept nude, electrocuted, half-frozen, parboiled, violently hosed, wrapped in wet canvas, confined to "mummy bags", subjected to insulin-induced hypoglycemic comas, forced into seizures with massive doses of the stimulant Metrazol, injected with camphor, drugged into three-week comas with barbiturates and tranquilizers, involuntarily sterilized, and surgically mutilated. Rape by hospital staff was common, as was humiliation and verbal abuse. One reporter noted that a state hospital patient had been restrained for so long that his skin was beginning to grow around the leather straps. - Author: Antonella Gambotto-Burke
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#18. If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. - Author: Margaret Atwood
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Margaret Atwood
#19. This tendency to avoid problems and the emotional suffering inherent in them is the primary basis of all human mental illness - Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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#20. Parents, families, and caregivers are a "minority" group in the mental health system. This population is hungry for knowledge, direction, and peace of mind. The first step toward these things is embracing truth about our "fallen" mental health system - Author: Tamara Hill
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Tamara Hill
#21. It all made sense - terrible sense. The panic she had experienced in the warehouse district because of not knowing what had happened had been superseded at the newsstand by the even greater panic of partial knowledge. And now the torment of partly knowing had yielded to the infinitely greater terror of knowing precisely - Author: Flora Rheta Schreiber
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#22. Age, mental illness, and failure are all in the mind.

They put the pain there to let you know it hurts. - Author: David Holmes
Saints Mental Illness quotes by David Holmes
#23. Her parents, she said, has put a pinball machine inside her head when she was five years old. The red balls told her when she should laugh, the blue ones when she should be silent and keep away from other people; the green balls told her that she should start multiplying by three. Every few days a silver ball would make its way through the pins of the machine. At this point her head turned and she stared at me; I assumed she was checking to see if I was still listening. I was, of course. How could one not? The whole thing was bizarre but riveting. I asked her, What does the silver ball mean? She looked at me intently, and then everything went dead in her eyes. She stared off into space, caught up in some internal world. I never found out what the silver ball meant. - Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#24. By any objective measure, the modern business of "psychopharmacology" - the use of drugs to treat everything from anxiety and insomnia to schizophrenia itself - has to be judged a failure. Few patients, if any, are cured. The most violent manifestations of mental illness can be controlled, but with what long-term consequences, no one knows. - Author: James Gleick
Saints Mental Illness quotes by James Gleick
#25. It wasn't the highs and lows of mania anymore, just the constant drone of pessimism and paranoia that were making it hard to focus on anything else. - Author: A. Meredith Walters
Saints Mental Illness quotes by A. Meredith Walters
#26. 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. - Author: John Legend
Saints Mental Illness quotes by John Legend
#27. I am furiously happy. It's not a cure for mental illness ... it's a weapon, designed to counter it. It's a way to take back some of the joy that's robbed from you when you're crazy. - Author: Jenny Lawson
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Jenny Lawson
#28. We must adjust our emotive outlook before drowning in bitterness and choking on despair. We must periodically weed out pangs of disenchantment and scour disillusionment from our hearts in order to console and replenish the depleted resolve of our spirit. Finding ourselves crippled by physical injury, weakened by illness, or left stranded in a vulnerable emotional condition brought on by grief, disappointment, and other physiological or psychological crisis, we must each examine our values and update our mythological mental maps in order to generate a source of stirred concentrate steeling a rejuvenated march onward. Perhaps our sources of revitalizing energy will stem from gaining a new perspective on ancient challenges, by establishing new hopes and dreams, or by delving a lofty purpose behind our efforts. Alternatively, perhaps we only develop the resolve to resume our scrupulous assault on the important issues of life by orchestrating a fundamental transformation of the self, a complete restructuring of our values and goals. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#29. Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence. - Author: Vernon Howard
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Vernon Howard
#30. Certain empty houses that seemed to stare like the faces of people suffering from terrible mental illness. An empty barn on the outskirts of town, the hayloft door swinging open and closed on rusty hinges, first disclosing darkness, then hiding it, then disclosing it again. - Author: Stephen King
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Stephen King
#31. We are stronger than stigma, but until more celebrity role models openly discuss mental illness we will still be stereotyped as less than capable, by an upside down world that thinks reality television is actually normal behavior. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#32. When we asked him to sum up his impression of the girls' emotional state at that point, he said, Buffeted but not broken. - Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Jeffrey Eugenides
#33. I cut off all my hair, cut away
at the soft curves of my clothing
until I have edges once again,
using my body like broken glass
to slice at the world around me.

I have to take something back,
because I have nothing more to give.

Eloi, eloi, lema sabachthani? - Author: Miriam Joy
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Miriam Joy
#34. You're right, Ruth. You did screw up my career. You screwed it up good. Best thing you ever did, matter of fact. But you know something? It's okay. Because if it was between the church and you, there was no contest. Even with al the ups and downs and the craziness and the shit and the maxed-out credit cards, the church never stood a chance. I chose you, Ruth. And I'm glad. There. That's what my so-called career was about. And that's what I should have said to you. And I'm sorry I didn't. I'm sorry, Ruth. I'm sorry. - Author: K. D. Miller
Saints Mental Illness quotes by K. D. Miller
#35. The Flock have come a long way in their acceptance of this, and when a professional refused to deal with them in a straightforward manner and, in fact, manipulated and deceived them in return-they rebelled fiercely but self-protectively. - Author: Joan Frances Casey
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Joan Frances Casey
#36. No healthy mind could bring itself to torture another human being. - Author: Lance Conrad
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Lance Conrad
#37. It's very painful to love someone who is wrestling with either an addiction or a mental illness because you want the best for them. And it seems so hard, and it's frustrating. - Author: Maya Forbes
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Maya Forbes
#38. It is often a puzzle for foreigners why the United States has such a dismal performance when it comes to murder, guns, and mental illness, all features of American life that, when compared to most of the other wealthy countries, are so awful they do not require further documentation. You might wonder how those bad results square with America's relatively strong performances on most social capital indices, such as trust, cooperation, and charitable philanthropy; on philanthropy, we even rate as the global number one. The truth is that those positive and negative facets are two sides of the same coin: Cooperation is very often furthered by segregating those who do not fit in. That creates some superclusters of cooperation among the quality cooperators and a fair amount of chaos and dysfunctionality elsewhere. - Author: Tyler Cowen
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#39. I am taking a leap of faith to love and take a chance on happiness because I deserve it. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
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#40. If I look closely I can see we have the same colour eyes, not me and Simon, but me and the boy who is also me, the boy who I can no longer recognise, with whom I no longer share a single thought, worry, or hope. - Author: Nathan Filer
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Nathan Filer
#41. Dealing with chronic anxiety has taught me to better understand the nuances of mental illness and the very individual nature of it. - Author: John Corey Whaley
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#42. 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. - Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Audrey Niffenegger
#43. After I returned to New Jersey, I thought I was safe, because I did not think Kenny G could leave the bad place, which I realize is silly now - because Kenny G is extremely talented and resourceful and a powerful force to be reckoned with. - Author: Matthew Quick
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Matthew Quick
#44. So ask me if I am alright.
'I'm fine; I'm always fine.'
You see this look in my eyes.
'No, I'm fine. I am always fine.'
There is a corpse behind my smile.
'Listen, I am fine. Always, always fine as fine can be.'
'Are you okay?'
'I am more than okay. I am more than fine. I am wonderful! - Author: Emma Rose Kraus
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Emma Rose Kraus
#45. It is an irony of medical history that even as Freud's later work would make him the progenitor of modern psychodynamic psychotherapy, which is generally premised on the idea that mental illness arises from unconscious psychological conflicts, his papers on cocaine make him one of the fathers of biological psychiatry, which is governed by the notion that mental distress is partly caused by a physical or chemical malfunction that can be treated with drugs. - Author: Scott Stossel
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Scott Stossel
#46. Thirty seconds of pure awareness is a long time, especially after a lifetime of escaping yourself at all costs. - Author: Kiera Van Gelder
Saints Mental Illness quotes by Kiera Van Gelder

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