Best Quotes About Illness

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial. -Irvin S. Cobb

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. -Rita Mae Brown

No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious. -Thomas Szasz

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. -Gore Vidal

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host. -Albert Schweitzer

We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love. -Madeleine L'Engle

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. -Holbrook Jackson

Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. -Fran Lebowitz

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while. -George Bernard Shaw

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. -Karl Kraus

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. -Helen Keller

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them. -Marilyn Ferguson

Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. -Maggie Kuhn

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body. -Marcel Proust

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. -Margaret Atwood

If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else. -Simone Weil

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. -Aldous Huxley

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one. -Anatole France

Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young. -Sigmund Freud

For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away. -Richard J. Codey

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. -Richard Carlson

I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness. -Adam Ant

Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives. -Tom Bosley

Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it. -Albert Speer

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life – you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations… We all have dreams. -Annie Lennox

Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia. -Alonzo Mourning

A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. -Jonathan Davis

What some of us believe is that it is possible that if chemicals are related to Gulf War illness that some of the more severe symptoms may not erupt until 10 or 20 years down the line. -Bernie Sanders

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image. -Jane Roberts

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God. -Jim Elliot

If there is illness in your home, do you not need a doctor from outside? If your home catches on fire, do you not need fire fighters from outside? God has sent me to America in the role of a doctor, in the role of a fire fighter. -Sun Myung Moon

I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself. -Dennis Potter

I didn't want to do a zoo show. I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness. I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life. -Daniel Craig

I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future. -John Edward

I don't hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness, I guess I don't panic. My father was the same way. I'm the provider for the family and the caretaker. If I panic, who is anybody going to run to? -Curt Schilling

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause. -Jack Henry Abbott

I'd read things, like people criticizing me. But no one likes to read stuff about that, and probably the main thing that was getting to me was me mum's illness. -Jack Osbourne

I think illness is a family journey, no matter what the outcome. Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn and deal with it in their own way. -Marcia Wallace

The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels. -Georg Trakl

Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness. -Mark Rothko

I don't think there is one cause of Gulf War illness. -Christopher Shays

But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause, not one illness. It is many causes, many illnesses. -Christopher Shays

Factions are a sign of illness in a party. -Ernest Mandel

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels. -Fran Drescher

My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything. -Lee Atwater

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. -Lee Atwater

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones? -Joan D. Vinge

I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live? -Karen Duffy

Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water. -Karen Duffy

I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital. -Karen Duffy

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business. -Jack Kevorkian

The good thing about having this illness is that it allows me to be a little bit crazy. -Neil Cavuto

We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency. -Rem Koolhaas

A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick… and it's profitable. -Heather Donahue

Through their work with fetal tissue, researchers hope to find ways to harness embryonic stem cells which have the ability to become any type of human cell and could provide new treatments for many illnesses. -Tom Allen

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty. -Ellen Wilkinson

Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle. -Mary Wesley

My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness. -Mary Garden

America had taken my father from me. And over most of the years of his illness, I gradually started feeling this support system from this country who-people grieving along with us. -Patti Davis

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible. -Daryl Hall

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

You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life. -Joni Mitchell

To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them. -Francis Parker Yockey

I don't really live like a musician myself. I think music is just something that I do, but I'd like to be doing lots of other things. I like to cure all kinds of illness. -Ornette Coleman

I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient. -Ornette Coleman

Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality. -John Hutton

They have been deprived nutritionally, or some illness has not been picked up, or they have not been screened for vision or hearing defects, or they have not had some kind of a chronic illness or error of metabolism picked up. -C. Everett Koop

We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been. -Michael C. Burgess

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it. -George Weinberg

When there's a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through, you help people. -Bernadette Peters

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses. -Lee Haney

I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness. -Patty Duke

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related to illness and fatigue or producer problems. -David Coverdale

When something is moving you get that intake of breath and that stillness from the audience. -Theodore Bikel

In childhood I developed a serious throat infection, and my heart stopped beating. I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's! -Patsy Cline

I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up. -Kirstie Alley

You can die of the cure before you die of the illness. -Michael Landon

I've got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I've taken better care of my illness. -Ville Valo

I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup. -Jonah Lomu

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced that my illness cannot be helped for any length of time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer. -Susannah McCorkle

MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive. -Annette Funicello

What we have to get clear to kids is that when you offer your stillness and open yourself to the experience of music, it pays you back more than you give. -David Ogden Stiers

The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who has had a mental illness in the last 10 years. It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty – which also ranks highly. -Polly Toynbee

Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness. -Morgan Freeman

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. -Morgan Freeman

It's what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That's all and that's the hardest thing. -Morgan Freeman

I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic. -Carrie Fisher

Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down. -Lance Armstrong

In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization. -John Conyers

They show that roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic patients will recover or improve to a marked extent within about two years of the onset of their illness, whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not. -Hans Eysenck

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder. -Edvard Munch

I have not missed a day from work because of illness since 1956. -Kenneth H. Cooper

There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there's even a place for humor in that. -Alan Thicke

For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature. -Ann Druyan

I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality. -Pierre Loti

Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good. Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness, and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof. -Kate Millett

What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God. -Kate Millett

I have a real problem with stillness. With just stopping and being quiet. -Gillian Anderson

As much success came to him, my father stayed true to his promise. He built the hospital to help the most helpless children with catastrophic illnesses. -Marlo Thomas

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty – poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life. -Salvatore Quasimodo

Newborn screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore. -Alan Bennett

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. -Deepak Chopra

Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Art is a kind of illness. -Giacomo Puccini

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. -John Wanamaker

A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy. -Lauren Bacall

A collection makes its own demands. Many artists have been collectors. I think of it rather as an illness. I felt it was using up too much energy. -Howard Hodgkin

Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness. -Mason Cooley

If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included. -A. R. Ammons

When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness. -Anthony Trollope

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims. -Susan Sontag

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. -Hippocrates

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary, and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual. -Thomas Mann

An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision. -Sholem Asch

The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact that the healthy one has all the mental illnesses, and the mentally ill person has only one. -Robert Musil

One has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary, and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual. -Thomas Mann

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. -Anais Nin

We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against these dietary supplements that have been found to cause serious illness and injury. -Andrew von Eschenbach

All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia. -Margaret Chan

So we had life, death, illness, everything – every emotional involvement we had, we experienced. And I think that made what we had to do on stage, stronger. We got very much involved in what we were doing. -Tom Bosley

I don't worry. I'm more stoical. Of course I have insecurities. I fear getting older. I fear death and illness. I'm not prone to depression, but I get depressed because everybody gets depressed. Suddenly I'm away from my family or doing a job I'm not enjoying. -David Thewlis

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. -T. S. Eliot

My illness is excruciating and difficult to cope with. It takes over your entire life and causes more suffering than I can describe. -Laura Hillenbrand

I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place. -Anthony Storr

The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it's so great, because for a little bit I'm out of my brain, and it's got nothing to do with me. I'm not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness. -Chris Evans

One of the things I've always enjoyed is moving around and staying fit. Physicality is such a big part of being an actor, but it's also about stillness and silence. -Joel Edgerton

Sometimes I say the medication is even tougher than the illness. -Sanya Richards-Ross

Placing too much emphasis on a yes/no diagnosis, meaning you either have a disease or you don't, can lead even the most well-meaning physicians to miss underlying causes and early warning signs of illness. -Mark Hyman

The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that – rather than just think about it – it's crucial that you do today what you want to do. -Robin Gibb

I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn't see the signs in myself. I couldn't ask for help because I didn't know I needed help. -Clara Hughes

You cannot drive a system that's going to be aiming at preventing illness if everyone is not in it. The whole gaming of health insurance and health care in America is based on that fundamental principle: insure people who aren't sick and you don't have to pay more money on them. -Mehmet Oz

I never laugh or smile when I am writing. When I come home for lunch after writing all morning, my wife says I look like I just came home from a funeral. This is not bragging. This is an illness. -Carl Hiaasen

Well, I like to think that my illness has prevented me from rising to any number of dizzy heights. -Christopher Monckton

To go to hospitals and see people fight and overcome cystic fibrosis or cancer or any number of illnesses is to see courage that is humbling. And athletes constantly need to be humbled. -Dale Murphy

I had a serious childhood illness – sort of like spinal meningitis – that led to a three-month hospitalization. Afterward, I couldn't be insured because of a pre-existing condition. -Tammy Baldwin

My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer. -Jane Pauley

Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary. -Nelson Mandela

I was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an illness of the thyroid gland. Instead of surgery, I was given radiation treatment. -Gail Devers

Depression is a physical illness. -Terry Bradshaw

I believe it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer. -Terry Pratchett

I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I'm a human trying to make it through in this world. -Ellen DeGeneres

People aren't going to go bankrupt anymore if they have a serious illness, which was a serious issue here in the country before the Affordable Care Act. And, in fact, the expense of expanding health care for those who need the subsidy is picked up by the federal government for most of the early years. -Deval Patrick

Mental illness, of course, is not literally a 'thing' – or physical object – and hence it can 'exist' only in the same sort of way in which other theoretical concepts exist. -Thomas Szasz

There is no such thing as mental illness, hence also no such thing as psychotherapy. -Thomas Szasz

'Psychotherapy' is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing. -Thomas Szasz

I believe it is better to be prepared for illness than to wait for a cure. -Roger Moore

Because death and illness are the most horrible things in life, of course that's where the most absurdly funny things are going to happen. -Julia Sweeney

In an ideal world, it would not take a film star to get the media focused on mental illness. -Alastair Campbell

One in four of us will have a mental illness at some point. That is a lot of people. -Alastair Campbell

The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness. -Arlen Specter

I've been to enough other countries in the world to know what happens when you have socialized single-payer health care. It works. People don't get sick as much. They don't lose their life savings with a catastrophic illness like cancer or AIDS. -Jello Biafra

My main memories of my father are of his illness. -Daniel Day-Lewis

The earliest sensation at the onset of illness, often preceding the recognition of identifiable symptoms, is apprehension. Something has gone wrong, and a glimpse of mortality shifts somewhere deep in the mind. It is the most ancient of our fears. -Lewis Thomas

Thanks to evolution, our bodies have powerful ways to ward off illness and infection and enable us to live long and healthy lives. Why, then, do health costs continue to climb at unsustainable and frightening rates? -David Suzuki

The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease. -James D. Watson

One of the pitfalls of writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise, beyond-their-years creatures or else these sad-eyed, tragic people. And the truth is people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer. -John Green

I know I'm not a self-indulgent idiot; I also know I'm not the second coming of Deepak Chopra. If I had believed either of those, or both, as some people do when they get famous, that's when the mental illness arrives. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Most people, if you live in a big city, you see some form of schizophrenia every day, and it's always in the form of someone homeless. 'Look at that guy – he's crazy. He looks dangerous.' Well, he's on the streets because of mental illness. He probably had a job and a home. -Eric McCormack

Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change. -Eric McCormack

Yes, this is 21st-century America. Where we have better means to treat mental illness than ever before, but choose to let the insane people decide to get it or not. -Rich Lowry

In the past, I often found that when I reached out for a fast cure it led me down a slippery slope of more medications, hopeful dependence on the next prescription and ultimately a much longer drawn-out illness. -Carre Otis

Stillness as a technique is still really captivating to me. -Adam Baldwin

Mental illness is a very powerful thing. If it is with you it is probably going to be there until the day you die. I am trying so hard to break mine, but it is not easy. It is my toughest fight ever. -Frank Bruno

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. -Frank Bruno

I want to break down some of the stigma associated with mental illness. -Gail Porter

There's probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than a terminal illness, where you actually find yourself in a situation that nobody around you can relate to. -Diablo Cody

Thank God for acupuncture. It's been around for 2000 years. It's not going anyplace and people use it all of the time for a variety of cures and to avoid illnesses. -Tim Daly

A naturopath once told me you should never take antibiotics except if you have pneumonia, a kidney infection or some other serious illness. That's my philosophy, too. -Pamela Sue Martin

The art of the novelist is not unrelated to the illness of multiple personality disorder. It's a much milder form. But the better the book, the nearer to the padded cell you are. -David Mitchell

A death from a long illness is very different from a sudden death. It gives you time to say goodbye and time to adjust to the idea that the beloved will not be with you anymore. -Meghan O'Rourke

We can all agree that no American should lose their life savings or their home because of illness or injury and that the rising cost of health care severely burdens individuals, families and businesses. -Judd Gregg

Mental illness is a disease and organic mental illness of young kids is becoming more and more of a disease… we do need to talk about it. -Lisa Gardner

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken. -Hoda Kotb

'Ten Years Later' is about the journey six extraordinary people take with time. Each has experienced a game-changing event – perhaps a life-threatening illness or a catastrophic personal loss. -Hoda Kotb

'You've got mail!' exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I'm 10 years old again, waiting for the postman's whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon. -Geraldine Brooks

Suffering is always hard to quantify – especially when the pain is caused by as cruel a disease as Alzheimer's. Most illnesses attack the body; Alzheimer's destroys the mind – and in the process, annihilates the very self. -Jeffrey Kluger

As an entrepreneur, I knew that if my company failed, I could always try again. So I often felt that the only real risk of true financial ruin came from the possibility of a serious illness that either exceeded my insurance plans lifetime limits, or was not covered due to rescission. -Eric Ries

Citizens must pressure the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and other relevant governmental agencies to make greening our hospitals and medical centers a top priority so that they themselves don't create even more illness. -Andrew Weil

Give up smoking. Don't get so fat. So much illness is self-induced – which I can't stand. And I'm not a good nursemaid. Don't call me if you're ill. -Anton du Beke

We know Roger Ebert loved the 'Sun-Times' and his career as a newspaper columnist. But ironically, it was his illness and losing his voice that caused him to explore another venue. -Bill Kurtis

The disturbed individual who believes himself to be Christ, or to receive messages from God, is something of a cliche in our society. Ever since Sigmund Freud, many people have associated religiosity with neurosis and mental illness. -Robert Winston

We're becoming so much better at destigmatizing all sorts of things, including mental illness in 'Silver Linings.' -Jacki Weaver

Once you're labeled as mentally ill, and that's in your medical notes, then anything you say can be discounted as an artefact of your mental illness. -Hilary Mantel

I have been dealing with illness and its manifestations since I was a teenager, and I think that gives me a very healthy respect for the things in life we can't control. -Katherine Boo

Processed foods cause inflammation, a source of most chronic illnesses as well as stress. -Kris Carr

The writing day can be, in some ways, too short, but it's actually a long series of hours, for months at a time, and there is a stillness there. -Anne Enright

There's something universal about illness… Whether you like it, at some level all patients are saying, 'Daddy, Mommy, help me, tell me it's going to be alright.' -Abraham Verghese

By visiting patients in their home, by helping them come to terms with their illness, I could heal when I could not cure. -Abraham Verghese

This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love. -Jeff Greenfield

I've always been interested in medicine and was pleased when my brother became a doctor. But after thinking seriously about that field, I realized that what intrigued me was not the science, not the chemistry or biology of medicine, but the narrative – the story of each patient, each illness. -Lois Lowry

For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars. -Joanne Harris

Mood disorders are terribly painful illnesses, and they are isolating illnesses. And they make people feel terrible about themselves when, in fact, they can be treated. -Kay Redfield Jamison

I have had manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder, since I was 18 years old. It is an illness that ensures that those who have it will experience a frightening, chaotic and emotional ride. It is not a gentle or easy disease. -Kay Redfield Jamison

I know of people who don't believe it, but depression is an illness, but unlike, say, a broken leg, you don't know when it'll get better. -Marian Keyes

People with mental illnesses are dying on our streets. More than 350,000 are in jails and prisons. Most are people whose only real crime is they got sick. -Pete Earley

Sometimes I feel the only way I can get a major publisher interested in mental illness is if I find a character who has bipolar disorder and is also a love-sick vampire attending an English school called Hogwarts. But I'm not giving up. -Pete Earley

Mental illnesses are so frightening and there's so much ignorance about them that I think it comforts people to think, 'Oh, well, it happens to these people because they deserve it.' -Pete Earley

I believe that illness has led me to a life of gratitude, so I consider Lyme disease at this point in my life to be a blessing in disguise. -Rebecca Wells

Many of my fellow atheists consider all talk of 'spirituality' or 'mysticism' to be synonymous with mental illness, conscious fraud, or self-deception. I have argued elsewhere that this is a problem – because millions of people have had experiences for which 'spiritual' and 'mystical' seem the only terms available. -Sam Harris

Words can make the illness a subject I can master, and not one that one simply emotes over. -Tony Judt

I've lost count of the interviews I've done about my illness and its relationship to my ideas and writing. -Tony Judt

At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow. -Gary Zukav

Every crazy fad from the 1800s comes back or they never go away. It's like fashion, like everything's already been invented, and somebody stumbles onto it and people will always, always be looking for an answer for some vague illness they can't get a diagnosis for. -Mary Roach

AIDS today is not a death sentence. It can be treated as a chronic illness, or a chronic disease. -Yusuf Hamied

I think many people with a chronic illness would prefer not to have their chronic illness, simply because it's high maintenance. -Marya Hornbacher

People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion. -Richard Avedon

It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems. -Thich Nhat Hanh

In the long term, a robust health IT network will support personalized treatment that adheres to proven best practices, and adapts to your personal health circumstances. The time will come when, whatever illness you may have, for your body type and health history, there will 'be an app for that' to keep you on your best path to wellness. -Sheldon Whitehouse

I will say, in open adoption, all these choices you make about race, about the amount of mental illness you can deal with, about special needs and physical maladies, you have to lay all this out there before you know anybody's story. -Jennifer Gilmore

Autism and seizures are the least known areas of illnesses. -John Travolta

I wanted to explore cancer not just biologically, but metaphorically. The idea that tuberculosis in the 19th century possessed the same kind of frightening and decaying quality was very interesting to me, and it seemed that one could explore the idea that every age defined its own illness. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

I began wondering, can one really write a biography of an illness? But I found myself thinking of cancer as this character that has lived for 4,000 years, and I wanted to know what was its birth, what is its mind, its personality, its psyche? -Siddhartha Mukherjee

People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I know that if I could really understand mental illness, then it would be appropriate to make a big career shift. I would become a therapist and a leader in terms of mental illness. But I'm not in the position. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Psychoanalysts have been occupied for a long time with the difficult question of what the psychological conditions are which determine the form of the neurotic disease to which the individual will succumb. It is as though he had a choice between different illnesses and led by unknown impulses selected one or other of them. -Karl Abraham

Death smells like homemade apple sauce as it cooks on the stove. It is not the strangling sense of illness. It is not fear. It is freedom. -Rachel Corrie

The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white. -Wassily Kandinsky

I always had a dissociative disorder. But I healed from it over the course of 14 years of big-time therapy. But, you know, I mean, everybody's kind of loony now. So I was kind of a pioneer in the mental illness thing, too. -Roseanne Barr

Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive. -Brian Wilson

Once illness strikes, you realize there's not a lot of time for you to do what you really need to do. And there's no time like the present. -Rufus Wainwright

Occupying my mind with complex problems has been my best and most powerful and most reliable defense against my mental illness. -Elyn Saks

We must stop criminalizing mental illness. It's a national tragedy and scandal that the L.A. County Jail is the biggest psychiatric facility in the United States. -Elyn Saks

Guy Pearce played Mike in 'Neighbors'. I would fake illness to stay off school and watch the one P.M. show, and I would also watch it again when it was repeated at 5:25 P.M. Obsessed. -Kate Winslet

People need to pay attention to their bodies and go get a checkup. If you do that, you have a chance to help illnesses from getting even worse. -Tony Dorsett

I would advise dancers, musicians and others in the entertainment industry to take up yoga, as it clears the mind and creates a sense of balance and stillness which is important for any performing artist. -Emmanuel Jal

People who are in a position of finding out that they're at risk for some illness, whether it's breast cancer, or heart disease, are afraid to get that information – even though it might be useful to them – because of fears that they'll lose their health insurance or their job. -Francis Collins

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. -Ezra Taft Benson

I went to visit Alcatraz years ago when I was on tour with the Pistols, and I really liked the atmosphere of the place. I genuinely, really, thoroughly enjoyed the whole morning there. I just liked the quietness and stillness of what is basically a cruel prison complex. I still found some kind of joy in that. That's how I am. -John Lydon

I think Hell exists on Earth. It's a psychological state, or it can be a physical state. People who have severe mental illness are in Hell. People who have lost a loved one are in Hell. I think there are all kinds of different hells. It's not a place you go to after you die. -Al Franken

Autism is a complicated illness, and children with a variety of treatments and non-treatments show improvement over time, which is all to the good. -Harvey V. Fineberg

We've gone from a preponderance of acute and infectious disease as a source of premature death to chronic diseases, which are the preponderance of the burden of illness in most of the world. That puts a much higher premium on the prevention of chronic disease than ever in history. -Harvey V. Fineberg

Over recent years, urbanisation, globalisation and the destruction of local cultures has led to a rise in the prevalence of mental illness in the developing world. -Iain McGilchrist

When children are hungry, sleepy from a night spent fighting untreated asthma, or hobbled by symptoms of undiagnosed illnesses, they are less likely to do well in school. -Irwin Redlener

Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge – whether it's coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this 'post-traumatic growth.' -Jane McGonigal

Bipolar disorder is a scary disease, but it is manageable. And I feel blessed that I was able to get the right attention and the right medication to deal with my specific illness. -Eric Millegan

I was hoping that I could say stuff about mental illness that maybe people didn't know. You know, speak up for bipolar disorder and let people know a little bit more about it that they may not have known. -Eric Millegan

Connecting with the kids is a great joy for me. I love meeting them backstage or at a signing event. I am overwhelmed when I meet kids who struggle with terminal illnesses. -Jodi Benson

Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty. -David Agus

We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure. -David Agus

One of the things psychologists used to say was that if you are depressed, anxious or angry, you couldn't be happy. Those were at opposite ends of a continuum. I believe that you can be suffering or have a mental illness and be happy – just not in the same moment that you're sad. -Martin Seligman

I'm not suggesting that social scientists stop teaching and investigating classic topics like monopoly power, racial profiling and health inequality. But everyone knows that monopoly power is bad for markets, that people are racially biased and that illness is unequally distributed by social class. -Nicholas A. Christakis

Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end. -Saint Ignatius

There are uses to adversity, and they don't reveal themselves until tested. Whether it's serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths. -Sonia Sotomayor

As well as being blind, Ma turned out to have the same mental illness that her mother had had. Between 1986 and 1990, she suffered six schizophrenic bouts, each requiring her to be institutionalised for up to three months. -Liz Murray

When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters. -Kristin Armstrong

Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, 'Be still, and know that I am God.' But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don't need to carry it around with you after you've crossed the river. -Eckhart Tolle

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment. -Eckhart Tolle

People get really irritated by mental illness. -Maria Bamford

Being the father of girls is a kind of illness, in its own way – since any guy who has tried to live in a house with a wife and two daughters is, without any doubt, going to go certifiably nuts. -Steve Schirripa

We have to realize that science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness. -Michio Kaku

Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them. -Lysette Anthony

I was sent to boarding school at the age of ten. I think Mummy was trying to protect me in her own way, trying to spare me living through the day-to-day reality of her illness. -Lysette Anthony

If I learnt anything at all about terminal illness in my research, it's that the experience is different for everyone. I do believe that life becomes concentrated when it's boundaried and that death is the biggest boundary of all. -Jenny Downham

I think that that's the wisest thing – to prevent illness before we try to cure something. -Maya Angelou

We were never supposed to live until 40. We were built to self-destruct at 30, whether from cancer or mental illness. We're all going way beyond our expiration date. -Douglas Coupland

The vast majority of people who have mental illness problems never hurt anybody. -Penn Jillette

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse. -Regina Brett

There's a point when your tape of life runs off the reel and there's this stillness of your own – I got to know myself. -Melissa Etheridge

I'm at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I'm playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It's exciting and scary. -Tatiana Maslany

Sometimes, I get afraid it has defined me, that sense of grief, loss and illness. But actually, it is about allowing myself to take hold and say: 'This is part of who I am, but not only who I am.' -Sam Taylor-Johnson

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

Early diagnosis is so important because the earlier a mental illness can be detected, diagnosed and treatment can begin, the better off that person can be for the rest of his or her life. -Rosalynn Carter

Like the experience of warfare, the endurance of grave or terminal illness involves long periods of tedium and anxiety, punctuated by briefer interludes of stark terror and pain. -Christopher Hitchens

My suggestion is that there's no way out of the human condition. Sex, death, marriage, children, parents, illness. There's no way out. They're a misery, all of them. -James Hillman

We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution. -Deepak Chopra

My fear is dying badly, through illness or injury. But what a glorious demise it would be to burn up in space. -William Shatner

If you look at people who seek a lot of care in American cities for multiple illnesses, it's usually people with a number of overwhelming illnesses and a lot of social problems, like housing instability, unemployment, lack of insurance, lack of housing, or just bad housing. -Paul Farmer

You can't treat an illness with cosmetic surgery, and that's why it would be great if there were qualified therapists in plastic surgeons' offices, and that people would go to a therapeutic meeting before plastic surgery. I think that should be part of the FDA requirement. -Sharon Stone

The vast knowledge we have to prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses is staggering. -Tom Rath

Your pantry is your first line of defense against food-borne illness and things like high blood pressure and cholesterol. -Joe Bastianich

I was the only child born to Josephine Perry that survived. Mama had six other children before me, and all had passed very quickly and very young, all succumbing to a combination of illness and disease and the lack of strength to fight off both. -Isabel Sanford

Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer. -David Perlmutter

Depression is an illness and not a necessary part of healthy living. -David D. Burns

I was so sure I wanted to be a novelist. I would spend hours and hours every day writing. Little stories about nothing in particular. I recall one about someone with an illness. But my dedication wasn't really healthy, and it reached the point where I wasn't sleeping. My mum would tell me, 'You need to go outside to get some fresh air.' -Samantha Shannon

The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I've struggled with depression and anxiety. I'm very interested in how we deal with that. -Matthew Quick

There have been setbacks, illnesses and other obstacles, so inevitably I've had disappointments. But once you realise that things can't always go your own way, you're on the right track to being able to handle your own life. -Diana Quick

I think that if you can convey a kind of a complexity, a mystery, a truth in stillness, that, to me, is really worth striving for, and I totally agree with Michael Fassbender in that less is more. If it's going on inside you, the camera will find it. -Gabriel Byrne

Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have. -Nelson Mandela

Friends and family were convinced I was functioning just fine because I was efficient, productive and successful – who wouldn't be working twenty hour days? I had everybody fooled with my illness. -Andy Behrman

As no one knew much about my mental illness, a lot of people had the attitude that I had the capability to 'kick it' and get better instantly. This was the most frustrating attitude for me. -Andy Behrman

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

My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending – in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers. -Andy Behrman

People accuse me of glamorizing mental illness. Looking back sometimes, that's true. But I don't feel guilty. -Andy Behrman

America is the only high income nation without a paid family leave program. This means that if you or a family member gets sick, there is no guarantee that you can take the time you need to take care of yourself or your loved one, leaving already vulnerable families in the position of making hard decisions in cases of illness. -Kirsten Gillibrand

While producing art works, illusions appear from time to time due to my mental illness. Every day is a struggle for me. -Yayoi Kusama

Let me ask you a question: If you never ate a balanced diet, what would happen to your body? You know the answer: Eventually you'd grow weak; you might even open yourself to serious illness or disease. We all need a balanced diet if we are to stay healthy. -Billy Graham

Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness. -Richard Dawkins

I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their own life, and those that help them should be free from prosecution. -Stephen Hawking

When people are facing a severe illness or a major surgery, that may be one of the most significant opportunities for spiritual transformation that they will encounter. -Allan Hamilton

I have patches of insomnia, and I'm fascinated by the otherness of the world at night. The stillness. Daytime preoccupations fall away, standards change, thoughts change. It's a canvas for reinvention, I think. -Morag Joss

My father was a psychiatrist, the medical director of a mental hospital in Scotland, and when I was a student, I took vacation jobs there as a nursing assistant. So I did get to see mental illness, but I don't remember conversations about mental conditions. My father was a cheerful man with a robust attitude to such things. -Morag Joss

A lot of healing is in the mind. I'm not talking about serious illnesses like cancer. I'm talking about ordinary broken bones. Healing begins in the head. You have to convince yourself you can do it. -Tony McCoy

I think that there are cancers of the body, but I think they are what I would call cancer of the emotional system, too. These are the kind of diseases or illnesses or sicknesses of the emotional system that are as incurable as cancer. -Robert H. Schuller

As a child, I had a serious illness that lasted for two years or more. I have vague recollections of this illness and of my being carried about a great deal. I was known as the 'sick one.' Whether this illness gave me a twist away from ordinary paths, I don't know; but it is possible. -Jacob Epstein

Have you ever thought about those last moments of your life? Nobody wants a long, lingering illness; nobody wants just that; but it would be nice if you could have a day or two where you know it's coming. -Kidd Kraddick

I review books as a day job, and through the years I've come to view the contemporary memoir as, almost always, a saga of victimization, sometimes by others, sometimes by the self, and sometimes by illness or misfortune, leading, like clockwork, to healing and redemption. -Walter Kirn

Sometimes it takes a wake-up call, doesn't it, to alert us to the fact that we're hurrying through our lives instead of actually living them; that we're living the fast life instead of the good life. And I think, for many people, that wake-up call takes the form of an illness. -Carl Honore

We know that no algorithm can solve global poverty; no pill can cure a chronic illness; no box of chocolates can mend a broken relationship; no educational DVD can transform a child into a baby Einstein; no drone strike can end a terrorist conflict. Sadly, there is no such thing as 'One Tip to a Flat Stomach.' -Carl Honore

I know terrorism is real. And I know fear of it distorts public judgment. Terrorism is like a chronic illness. We have to learn to contain it and live with it. -Yochai Benkler

The numbers matter: underreporting of Lyme disease obscures the true burden of the illnesses, on individuals as well as on health-care systems. It also makes it harder to convince Congress to fund research. -Michael Specter

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States, and the incidence is growing rapidly. In 2009, the C.D.C. reported thirty-eight thousand cases, three times more than in 1991. Most researchers agree that the true number of infections is five to ten times higher. -Michael Specter

If left untreated, Lyme disease can be crippling, yet it is a difficult illness to contract: a tick needs to attach itself to your body for at least twenty-four hours. Even then, two weeks worth of commonly prescribed antibiotics will kill the bacterium. -Michael Specter

We're all in denial from time to time. We all see things that are too painful to really deal with. But this has consequences, and the consequences of not vaccinating your children are not only just that those children are exposed to illnesses; it's that everyone else they go to school with and they hang around with are, too. -Michael Specter

Nobody celebrates when they avoid an illness they never expected to get. -Michael Specter

Encouragement to all women is – let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to say, let's see if we can't prevent being ill by trying to offer a love of prevention before illness. -Maya Angelou

The Project Angel Food Program's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illness. The Project Angel Food Program delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love. We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness cannot wait. -Marianne Williamson

People with AIDS, cancer and other illnesses need free nonmedical support services. -Marianne Williamson

People who attend support groups who have been diagnosed with a life-challenging illness live on average twice as long after diagnosis as people who don't. -Marianne Williamson

Spirit is impervious to illness. -Marianne Williamson

I have known healthy, wealthy people who were depressed, and people with critical illnesses who could honestly attest to joy. -Marianne Williamson

The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress. -Marianne Williamson

There are certain ways in which I cultivate awareness, both through mindful yoga and taking care of my body and taking time to actually drop as deeply as possible into stillness, into whatever is unfolding in the present moment. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow. -Gary Zukav

My obsession with accumulation, which at times has taken on the whisper of a psychic illness – as anyone who has experienced the ode to the Collyer brothers that is my 'Vogue' office will concur – began in infancy. -Hamish Bowles

I do believe that Jodi Arias shows a lot of signs of mental illness. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

What does animal welfare have to do with food safety? The animals are the food! They are living in their own excrement, developing horrific sores, stressed out, and, therefore, more vulnerable to illness and disease. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

I know that some things are beyond our control, some illnesses are beyond our control, we get sick, we don't know why. But let's pledge to do whatever we can to avoid those high medical bills. -Don Lemon

Wellness seeks more than the absence of illness; it searches for new levels of excellence. Beyond any disease-free neutral point, wellness dedicates its efforts to our total well-being – in body, mind, and spirit. -Greg Anderson

You know, ever since man had any notion that some of his other people, his colleagues, could be different, could be strange, could be severely depressed or what we now recognize as schizophrenia, he was certain that this kind of illness had to come from evil spirits getting into the body. -Sherwin B. Nuland

In the 1830s, Dorothea Dix revolutionized the care of people with mental illness by taking them out of jails and caring for them in asylums, later known as state hospitals. -Thomas R. Insel

Sometimes, patients with serious mental illness, just as with other serious medical illnesses, require hospitalization. In the absence of available public or private hospital beds, there are few options. -Thomas R. Insel

A life-threatening illness or two certainly gives you an awareness of your own mortality. It heightens your sense of gratitude for things that previously, if you've not taken them for granted, you perhaps never appreciated how precious they were. That's almost a platitude, but one has to state the obvious. -Norman Foster

If evil is empathy erosion, and empathy erosion is a form of illness, then evil turns out to be nothing more than a particularly awful psychological disorder. -Paul Bloom

Once you realize that everything happens for a reason, attitudes towards matters such as illnesses, or lawsuits, for example, change. -Shari Arison

Novelists go about the strenuous business of marrying and burying their people, or else they send them to sea, or to Africa, or at the least, out of town. Essayists in their stillness ponder love and death. -Cynthia Ozick

When my mum first told me she got sick, I didn't cry. I probably cried over my mum's illness twice. -Jack Osbourne

We need to know more about how group A strep interact with humans to cause so many different illnesses. -Anthony Fauci

We have to be very conscious of the fact that beneath every illness is a prohibition. A prohibition that comes from a superstition. -Alejandro Jodorowsky

I really loved animals when I was little – my friend and I had an imaginary vet's office; we would mime doing surgery on animals. We treated more injuries than illnesses – fixing with a baby bear with a broken leg, removing a tumor. Of course, our surgeries would take about five seconds; that's how good we were. -Hannah Murray

My family and high school friends were the only people who were with me every step of the way through my mothers' illness. They sat by my side year after year and consoled me. If they ever sent me a bill, I would be paying them off for the rest of my life. -Jenna Morasca

For mental illnesses, we need better access to treatment and diagnosis. -Tipper Gore

While receiving radiation treatment for a thyroid illness, I had refused to take beta-blockers – a medication that would have eased its side effects – because they were deemed illegal by the sport's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations. -Gail Devers

Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I support Children's Hospital of Los Angeles through Disney Channel and Britti Cares International in support of children with various diseases and illnesses and donate my time with pride and dignity. -Kyle Massey

I've always been aware of my health – when you are having to go on stage and perform, you need to be feeling good – but when I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, I became really, really conscious of my health. -Olivia Newton-John

My family and friends were definitely the key to my recovery. One thing that I do suggest is that anyone dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer choose a point person for people to call to find out how you are doing – a sister, brother, mother, father, daughter, son, or close friend. -Olivia Newton-John

I get Tweets every day from people telling me that 'Hey, I'm going to overcome my injury or my illness. Cancer. Different diseases. I can beat it because Adrian Peterson showed me the determination and the willpower to be able to prosper and get through adversity whenever it comes.' -Adrian Peterson

I thought it must be desperate to be old. To wake up in the morning and remember that you were ancient – and so behave that way. I thought old people were full of aches and pains and horrible illnesses. -Maeve Binchy

Children whose parents return to study do much better at school. Offenders who persist with studies are much less likely to reoffend. The national mental health strategy recognises the important role adult learning can play for people recovering from mental illness. -David Blunkett

My character in 'Running With Scissors' is manic-depressive. She starts out as a wonderfully eccentric person, and then descends into a terrible illness. -Annette Bening

When you go through a long illness, certainly one of cancer, there's a certain release from it and relief that it has come to an end, because the suffering can be unbearable, as opposed to an abrupt stop to life when they go out the door and there's a loved one who never comes home because of some accident. -Pierce Brosnan

When you have a life-threatening illness like cancer, and you're faced with the alternative, it gives doing whatever it is you do a much sweeter taste. -Ronnie Montrose

The Stonewall riots were a key moment for gay people. Throughout modern history, gays had thought of themselves as something like a mental illness or maybe a sin or a crime. Gay liberation allowed us to make the leap to being a 'minority group,' which made life much easier. -Edmund White

People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another. -Roy Blunt

My mother had never had a day's illness in her life and never thought to have checks. Then, at 78, she discovered she had breast cancer and passed away the next year. But if she'd had a check two years before, they could have done something about it, they could have saved her. -Rick Wakeman

I am one of millions who have been treated for depression and gotten well; I was lucky enough to have a psychiatrist well versed in using lithium and knowledgeable about my illness, and who was also an excellent psychotherapist. -Kay Redfield Jamison

Because I teach and write about depression and bipolar illness, I am often asked what is the most important factor in treating bipolar disorder. My answer is competence. Empathy is important, but competence is essential. -Kay Redfield Jamison

There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression. -Kay Redfield Jamison

It's more common than not that bipolar illness will start in the teens. One of the reasons I spend a lot of time on college campuses is exactly that reason. It's terribly important to talk to students about knowing these things in advance. -Kay Redfield Jamison

You become aware of an illness by understanding yourself and understanding the meaning that that illness has in your own life, symbolically and, more importantly, quite literally. -Kay Redfield Jamison

I think one thing is that anybody who's had to contend with mental illness – whether it's depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they've had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering. -Kay Redfield Jamison

Several politicians and wives of politicians have been public about their experiences with depression or bipolar illness, including Lawton Chiles, Patrick Kennedy, Tipper Gore and Kitty Dukakis. Each made a tremendous difference by doing so. -Kay Redfield Jamison

I've been supporting Help for Heroes for many years – I actually rode in their first-ever official fundraiser back in 2008. I have witnessed the great work that Help for Heroes do to support those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses, and I want to do all I can to help raise as much as possible. -Peta Todd

I've spent a great deal of time over the past decade as a caregiver for various family members. It gives me a perspective on the struggles that many New Yorkers face with illness, disability, health care, insurance difficulties, and trying to work with and also take care of family members. -Wendy Long

Whether it's someone struggling with mental illness, someone struggling with poverty or struggling with their own limitations in their social behaviors, for some reason, I'm drawn to characters like that. -Gbenga Akinnagbe

The ideas and practices of Franz Anton Mesmer, an 18th-century Australian healer, had spread to the United States and, by the 1840s, held the country in thrall. Mesmer proposed that everything in the universe, including the human body, was governed by a 'magnetic fluid' that could become imbalanced, causing illness. -Karen Abbott

Like any mum, I fear some mysterious illness befalling my children. -Cate Blanchett

At the time I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, my doctors told me that I had an incurable illness and they didn't know much about it. -Mary Ann Mobley

My family kept its history to itself. On the plus side, I didn't have to hear nightmarish stories about the Holocaust, the pogroms, terrible illnesses, painful deaths. My elderly parents never even spoke about their ailments. -Amy Bloom

Aim to write for an hour per day. I used to be a teacher, and an hour a day before school was all it took for me to write my first book. Don't get discouraged if a holiday or illness interrupts your writing habit. Just start it up again. -Caroline Lawrence

I can't remember missing a practice because of illness. -Don Shula

No one can control the aging process or the trajectory of illness. -Gail Sheehy

In the case of my husband, we found that facing a life-threatening illness prodded us to make a dramatic change in our lives. -Gail Sheehy

Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world. -Pico Iyer

I've never meditated in my life. I don't practice yoga nor any religion. I'm a tourist on the realm of stillness. -Pico Iyer

People that go through serious illness – you can either go one way or the other. You can either become despondent about it all. Or it kind of rejuvenates you, makes you focus on what's important. -Jack Layton

When you have a diagnosis of cancer, or any serious illness, your choices are basically to be passive and kind of accept whatever is offered you, or to be active and to learn about your disease, and understand your options, and be an active partner with your doctor. That's the course I took with all three of my cancers. -Hamilton Jordan

We live in bodies that are fearfully and wonderfully made, yet they are not immune to illness and pain. We have hearts that are capable of experiencing great love, but sometimes they get broken. -Adam Hamilton

I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment. -Adam Hamilton

I learned the hard way how desperately primitive is the technology we have for monitoring the health of someone with a chronic illness. -Chris Toumazou

When my father died, I was 21, and he'd been sick for a few years. He changed during his illness. He kind of softened during it. -Luanne Rice

My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness. -Shawn Amos

Many people find themselves with illness as they become successful: higher blood pressure and diabetes. -Zong Qinghou

Doctors are not fortune tellers, and neither am I. Having lived with disability since birth does not afford me immunity from illness. -Stella Young

It's my belief that, since the end of the Second World War, psychology has moved too far away from its original roots, which were to make the lives of all people more fulfilling and productive, and too much toward the important, but not all-important, area of curing mental illness. -Martin Seligman

I have spent most of my life working with mental illness. I have been president of the world's largest association of mental-illness workers, and I am all for more funding for mental-health care and research – but not in the vain hope that it will curb violence. -Martin Seligman

We live in a culture that is much happier talking about organic brain disease than about psychic illness because the former suggests that something that is physically wrong in a brain is wholly unrelated to that person's upbringing or experiences in the world, but that is not necessarily true. -Siri Hustvedt

Perception plays a vital role in the diagnosis of bipolar illness. Symptoms are perceived through the categories of psychiatric medicine at a given moment in history, categories which are continually shifting and being named or renamed. -Siri Hustvedt

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. -Siri Hustvedt

Intellectual curiosity about one's own illness is certainly born of a desire for mastery. If I couldn't cure myself, perhaps I could at least begin to understand myself. -Siri Hustvedt

That's the thing with dementia. If you're with somebody who has a serious illness, you can usually talk to them, have a laugh every now and then – the person is still with you. With dementia, there's no conversation; there's no togetherness, no sharing. -Judy Parfitt

I've done a lot of death cartoons – tombstones, Grim Reaper, illness, obituaries… I'm not great at analyzing things, but my guess is that maybe the only relief from the terror of being alive is jokes. -Roz Chast

Stem cell therapy has the potential to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses, which up until now have been labelled 'incurable.' -Peter Jackson

Getting to have an opportunity to tell a story that is about mental illness and how it affects one's self and one's community was really something that really meant a lot to me. -Bryce Dallas Howard

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

This enzyme, called telomerase, slows the rate at which telomeres degrade, and research indicates that healthy people with longer telomeres have less risk of developing the common illnesses of aging – like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, which are three big killers today. -Elizabeth Blackburn

So much illness is self-induced – which I can't stand. And I'm not a good nursemaid. Don't call me if you're ill. -Anton du Beke

Going through an illness and then death of a close friend has changed my attitudes to friendship enormously. -Jane Green

In about an 18-month period, my mother got sick and died, and then I had a freak illness less than a year later and almost died myself. And I found in both of those situations that there was this expectation to have a kind of transformative experience. -Meghan Daum

Sometimes it takes a brush with eternity – a crash, an illness, some shock to the system – to get you really thinking about what you want to do with your limited time here, and why you're living on this wobbling dirt clod in the first place. -Hampton Sides

I had a friend who introduced me to a meditation practice which involves a couple of half-hours a day of meditation, where essentially you try to achieve a stillness that allows you to just be there in the moment. -Kenneth Branagh

I used to ski across the vast white expanses of a quiet and lonely mountaintop. In the stillness and solitude… I pondered the mysteries of the universe, the planet, nature and of man. I'm still pondering. -Fred Kavli

I don't like the term 'mental illness.' I'd rather just say 'mad.' Just like I always say 'loony bin,' not 'mental hospital.' -John Burnside

I think that cancer is a life form that exists out there, and it exists in us. I think even the concept of healing is a spiritual principle that we have to really look at. I think the word itself is something we ought to get rid of, because it implies that there is illness – that there is something wrong. -Wayne Dyer

Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. -Wayne Dyer

'Empire' deals with the black experience, the human experience, sibling rivalry, what it feels like to be ignored or doted upon by a parent, illness, death. There are so many things that I think the audience can identify with. -Grace Gealey

Disability has become a form of permanent welfare for a lot of folks. It's not that hard to prove a mental illness or mental issues or pain issues. -Nina Easton

Haemophilia itself is bad enough. It is disabling day by day, even if far less incapacitating than in the 19th and early 20th centuries. But the added burden of life-threatening further illnesses from contaminated NHS blood is far worse. -Ruth Rendell

All my life, I had this idea that if I could unravel the mystery that was my mother, then I could help save her. But it didn't really work. We were close, but she struggled with mental illness and alcoholism, and it was rough at times. -Jennifer McMahon

Over the years, I have been a house painter, farm worker, paste-up artist, Easter Bunny, pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and counselor for adults and kids with mental illness – I quit my last real job in 2000 to work on writing full-time. -Jennifer McMahon

My grandmother was a psychiatrist and had shelves full of medical books – I was constantly sneaking looks at some of those. I was fascinated by the descriptions of illnesses and diseases. -Jennifer McMahon

It would be absurd for me to diagnose Sarah Palin with a sprained ankle, let alone any sort of mental illness. -Nicolle Wallace

In my experience, depression was not something that has been cured so much as managed, like a lot of illnesses. -Graham Moore

No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson's. There's no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing. -Muhammad Ali

How many artists subscribe to the notion that creative success depends on input from the fickle muse or her modern avatar, mental illness? Probably very few. -Kathryn Harrison

Depression is a devastating illness, causing great suffering in the afflicted and anxiety to their nearest and dearest: it can hit at any age. -John Cornwell

The cure until the late 1940s, when there was an antibiotic discovered for tuberculosis, was basically rest. It was fresh, cold air, lots of food – five meals a day, lots of sleep, not very much talking, and for some people, complete stillness. -Andrea Barrett

DNA sequencing opens vast ethical issues. We shall be able to know who has defective genes. What will it mean when we can be sure we're not all born equal? Worked out, the implications will scare a lot of people. Insurance companies will not want to cover those with a genetic predisposition to illness, for example. Here lurk myriad lawsuits. -Gregory Benford

Our family suffers from a hereditary condition called, generally, mental illness. Specifically, multiple family members in successive generations have suffered from either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. -Victor LaValle

I realise I might pass down an incurable illness to my son, but living based on what might go wrong seems like less and less of a life as I get older. The one thing I can try to control is whether I teach my child to be ruled by anxiety, by fear. That's something that gets passed down, too. -Victor LaValle

I hadn't stopped fearing the chance of passing on an illness, but that fear had become balanced by the observation that being ill wasn't the same as being beaten. -Victor LaValle

My three obsessions are mental illness, horror and religion. -Victor LaValle

Dealing with chronic anxiety has taught me to better understand the nuances of mental illness and the very individual nature of it. -John Corey Whaley

Teaching emotional intelligence skills to people with life-threatening illnesses has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence, shrink recovery times, and lower death rates. -Travis Bradberry

When I was young, my parents were these titanic, infallible figures. But Mum's illness and Dad's battles with diabetes and heart attacks had a ripple effect on me – reminding me of my own mortality and that these illnesses are genetic. -Sam Worthington

We can choose food that doesn't lead to illnesses like diabetes and cancer. We can choose food that doesn't contribute to water pollution and climate change. And we can choose food that keeps local economies vibrant and farmers on their land. -Frances Beinecke

I attribute the black tones in my films to Stephen King, Tim Burton, Joe Hill and Richard Matheson. However, most of my writing is influenced by mental health. I'm incredibly passionate about shedding light on the stigmas associated with mental illnesses. -Anna Akana

When our bodies are sick and people extend their sympathy, bring us soup, offer up solutions. When our minds are sick, people tend to shy away from you, be afraid, or call you outright crazy. I'm fascinated by the way society and individuals view mental illness, and most of my shorts comment on that. -Anna Akana

Playing someone who has a mental illness, the responsibility to not stuff it up is really strong. You have to get it right. Not just for the people who are sufferers, but for the people who care about them – their loved ones. -Debra Lawrance

During my childhood, I had a long, dangerous spell of illness, and my health has always been delicate. -Wladyslaw Reymont

Mental health can be just as important as physical health – and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses. -Michael Greger

When you see people your own age afflicted and experiencing life-threatening illnesses, I think it prompts you to apply to yourself the philosophy, 'I want to do the best I know how to do every day.' -Thomas S. Monson

I try to be as positive as I can because I truly believe I am my feelings, and if I'm sad, if I have regrets, they will show up as illnesses, they will show up as cancers… I don't want that. -Marie Helvin

While deficits are often inflationary and always pernicious, curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the patient. -Murray Rothbard

The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man's shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health. -Abraham Maslow

Injuries aren't anything foreign to me. I am used to overcoming illness and injury; you can't complain about it. When you're standing up there on the blocks, it doesn't really matter: it's all about the next minute. -Cate Campbell

I'd had to cope with a lot of death and illness in my family from a young age, and that maybe gave me a bleak outlook on the world. -Bernard Sumner

It was nice doing my own Joy Division book to be able to put forward the fact that Ian was actually quite a nice guy and very hardworking, ambitious and loyal. But the thing was, he was battling such a dreadful illness in an era when they really didn't know how to treat it. -Peter Hook

The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing… You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Death may be a one-time event, but living with terminal illness is a process. -Paul Kalanithi

I had every stress-related illness you can get. -Richard Ben Cramer

I don't find anything upsetting or gross or degrading about fighting with a mental illness: Bipolar or Schizophrenia. -Kangana Ranaut

So many diseases and illnesses have fundamental roots in the lack of clean water. Resolving the clean water crisis would mitigate a lot of problems. -Jimmy Chin

My life has been a fortunate one; I was born under a lucky star. It seems as if both wind and tide had favoured me. I have suffered no great losses, or defeats, or illness, or accidents, and have undergone no great struggles or privations; I have had no grouch. I have not wanted the earth. -John Burroughs

There has been a lot of media attention around the dangers of drugs used to treat mental illness on the fetus. -Christy Turlington

The beauty of Maine is such that you can't really see it clearly while you live there. But now that I've moved away, with each return it all becomes almost hallucinatory: the dark blue water, the rocky coast with occasional flashes of white sand, the jasper stone beaches along the coast, the pine and fir forests somehow vivid in their stillness. -Alexander Chee

Since the first large Zika outbreak ever recognized, in 2007, the CDC has had boots on the ground responding. Our laboratories have developed a test that can confirm Zika in the first week of illness or in a sample from an affected child. -Tom Frieden

I have mental illness in my family. I have a lot of compassion for those people. -Mark Ruffalo

A lot of people are living with mental illness around them. Either you love one or you are one. -Mark Ruffalo

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and yet so many Americans are left to fight this battle without the coverage, support, and resources they need. -Ted Deutch

I am of the view that the Affordable Care Act will be a transformative piece of legislation that can lower the cost of health care in the United States – perhaps our greatest fiscal obstacle – and help all Americans lead healthy and productive lives, free from worry that a single illness could mean ruin for an entire family. -John Delaney

I'm surviving a life-threatening illness. Many do not, such as those without celebrity and fortune who have to depend on the public healthcare system. -Patty Duke

I have no cancer. I have four illnesses, but they are not fatal. -Rodrigo Duterte

Incorporating genetics into a platform with the reach of ResearchKit will accelerate insights into illness and disease even further. -Anne Wojcicki

Depression is a horrible, potentially life-threatening illness – but the lives it threatens are almost always those of the people who suffer from it. -Matt Haig

Being a depressive should not imply danger any more than being a man or even a human should. Mental illness isn't a them/us issue; we are all on the scale somewhere. So we must be very careful to resist ignorance and combat the stigma that leads to dangerous silence. -Matt Haig

It can be difficult for people to talk about it, because there still is that stigma around mental illness. But I would encourage people to do that, because they'll be surprised once they do 'come out' how many other people have had similar experiences. -Matt Haig

Depressives have led countries, won wars, flown rockets to the moon, made great music. Don't let depression stop you employing someone, and never let it cause you to judge them. Depression is not a person. Like any other illness, it is something that happens to a person. It shouldn't define them. -Matt Haig

Depression is an illness. It is not a ticket to genius. It is not an interesting personality quirk. It is horrible and all-consuming and really hurts. -Matt Haig

I'd love for mental illness to be seen in the way that other horrible illnesses are. When people get cancer, very few parents will say, 'Oh I feel so bad for giving you so much unhealthy food over the years.' -Matt Haig

I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also. People don't develop a mental illness because they are in the happiest of situations, usually. One doctor observed that it was rare when people were rich to become schizophrenic. If they were poor or didn't have too much money, then it was more likely. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I was the most important person of the world, and people like the Pope would be just like enemies, who would try to put me down in some way or another, or the president. People are always selling the idea that people who have mental illness are suffering. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

It is the forces of the universe that make human beings fall ill. Having learnt to recognize how sun qualities and moon qualities live in plants, animals and minerals, we discover how we can find counterforces and also individual natural forces that point us towards medicines for specific internal illnesses. -Rudolf Steiner

As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really – more an illness. -Spike Milligan

Sometimes your immune system gets a little heated, and you're more susceptible to getting some illnesses that way. -Jason Day

I'm not worried about state parks. I'm worried about people who can't be treated because they have schizophrenia or other mental illnesses out there. I'm worried about people. -Robert J. Bentley

The difference in the quality of medical care received by people with mental illness is one of the reasons why they live shorter lives than people without mental illness. Even in the best-resourced countries in the world, this life expectancy gap is as much as 20 years. In the developing countries of the world, this gap is even larger. -Vikram Patel

I learned so much in Zimbabwe, in particular about the need for humility in our ambition to extend mental health care in countries where there were very few psychiatrists and where the local culture harboured very different views about mental illness and healing. These experiences have profoundly influenced my thinking. -Vikram Patel

In the end, I do not think we will find the neat boundary between 'normal sadness' and 'clinical depression,' if only because mood is an innate human characteristic, like weight or the length of our hair. However, to reject the very notion of depression as an illness on account of these difficulties is throwing the baby out with the bath water. -Vikram Patel

In many parts of the world, chaining of people with mental illnesses is not uncommon, nor is seeing people walking around in clearly an unwell state, half naked, and no one takes any notice of them. It is tragic. There is a basic human right, which is not about just healthcare, but it is about the right to life with dignity, a right to citizenship. -Vikram Patel

Most aid agencies do not even consider proposals to treat mental health problems; those that do think of it as a minor player, overshadowed by the pressing need to save lives by treating physical illness. -Vikram Patel

Mental health can improve overall well-being and prevent other illnesses. And since mental health problems have a serious economic impact on vulnerable communities, making them a priority can save lives and markedly improve people's quality of life. -Vikram Patel

Just getting something in the books that makes sure people with mental illness and terrorists can't get guns would be a good idea. -Jeff Bridges

In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love. -Eckhart Tolle

Whatever it is that's bothering me – interacting with annoying guy at a restaurant, contemplating my age, or losing friends to illness – I'll start to chip away at it. If you can poke holes in it, it's not as formidable; it's not as scary, and ultimately, it becomes another truth. -Billy Crystal

Yes, illness is serious, but the indignities are also funny. And that defines my world view. -Edward Zwick

I had known a couple of people in college who went off the rails, who had significant bouts with mental illness. -Edward Zwick

People who have any kind of illness use humor as a type of coping. -Edward Zwick

I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's love or money, kids or illness… You have to really not run away from that stuff. -Chris Martin

Any other illness, any other disease that we're faced with, there's sympathy and understanding. We get help for those. With mental illness, our go-to is to categorize them as, 'Oh, they're crazy,' to belittle the problem. -Chris Wood

Mothers and daughters generally have fairly complex relationships, and ours was made much more so by Mother's illness. She had Parkinson's disease, which was not diagnosed for a long time… All that made me very self-protective, because for one thing, I didn't want to get trapped. -Alice Munro

Mathematicians don't like it when they're associated with mental illness and sort of bristle when you say that they can't get along socially, that they're not good with people. -Ethan Canin

We have all witnessed, as well, family, friends, or medical workers who have chosen to provide years of loving care to persons who may suffer from Alzheimer's or other debilitating illnesses precisely because they are human persons, not because doing so instrumentally advances some other hidden objective. -Neil Gorsuch

Expanded credit access has helped households maintain living standards when suffering job loss, illness, or other unexpected contingencies. -Janet Yellen

In an era of unprecedented medical innovation, we have to do more to ensure that patients facing terminal illnesses have access to potentially life-saving treatments. -Ron Johnson

We must bring the issue of mental illness out into the sunlight, out of the shadow, out of the closet, deal with it, treat people, have centers where people can get the necessary help. -John Lewis

When I was diagnosed, I believed my illness would be my great, lifelong weakness. Bipolar disorder was to be my impenetrable prison, and I would be locked up with it in a castle Princess Toadstool style. Thinking there was no way out, I let it consume me. -AJ Lee

I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken. -AJ Lee

The first step to prescribing the right medicine is to recognize the cause of the illness. And, when it comes to what is ailing the global economy, extreme monetary easing has been more cause than cure. The sooner we recognize that, the stronger and more sustainable the global economic recovery will be. -Raghuram Rajan

We have all learned that addiction and mental illnesses are illnesses, and I think a lot of people overlook that it is a chemical imbalance; it's like cancer, a sickness, and people need to see it as that. -Poppy Delevingne

From the age of 40, I went through illness for four and a half years. I tried to keep working through it as much as I could, but I was physically not able to do it as much, and if you look sick, it's hard to get a job. -Sheryl Lee

The biggest advice I can give loved ones who are supporting someone navigating a newly diagnosed mental illness is patience, patience, and patience. -Madchen Amick

It is possible and very common to overcome and manage a mental illness. -Madchen Amick

As a child or young adult going through an illness, it can be stressful at times and boring and extremely alienating. -Vanessa Bayer

I think we need to update the existing laws to create uniformity across the states so that all people with mental illness who find themselves in the criminal justice system for committing horrific crimes will be treated exactly the same. -Kimberly Guilfoyle

There are people who are profoundly mentally ill. But we now have a very weird perspective on mental illness and what it means. I do think that people are overmedicated. -K. Flay

These diseases, both alcoholism and addiction, much like bipolar or depression and different illnesses, are still not seen as real diseases. People shy away from seeking help because it's viewed as being somewhat morally off the path, that they've lost their way. -Jim Irsay

Don't be sensitive if I should, in future, seem brusque, harsh, or even unjust in my criticism. I sincerely hope I never shall be; but if I should, remember that fault-finding is perhaps both my privilege and my weakness, that correction is the only road to improvement, and that my quick temper and illness are entitled to some consideration. -Joseph Pulitzer

Preventing cardiovascular disease can help free up critical resources for treating HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. -Dean Ornish

Often, when you're growing up, you don't know what's wrong. We don't talk openly enough about mental illness. How do you know – especially today with the incredibly high stress teens are put under during high school – if you have depression or if you have a mental illness or if you have anxiety? You don't know, because you've never seen it. -Katherine Langford

If you break your finger, that's on you, right? But if you get a chronic illness, if you get a serious illness or life-threatening illness, that's something I think we should all share the cost in because we all face the same unknowns and the same risks. -Mark Cuban

When I was 15, I had this illness and was basically housebound for two years. -Lauren Daigle

When I was born, the wisdom was that homosexuality was an illness; that it was caused largely by somebody's mother, and a distorted relationship with the mother. And now, as I live my life – married to a husband, with kids – it's an identity. -Andrew Solomon

If you look at the language of illness, you can use it to describe race – you could experience race as an illness. You can experience income level, at many different levels, as a form of illness. You can experience age as an illness. I mean, it's all got an illness component. -Andrew Solomon

I've had a mental illness for nearly half my life, and I can no longer imagine myself without it. It seems less like something that happened to me than like part of who I am; some days, it is the thing about me, but it is always at least a thing about me. -Andrew Solomon

When you read about it, you realize that mental illness is so prevalent. People didn't always have the right terms for it, but most families have had a brush with it. -Ron Howard

People love to make comedians out to be miserable, dark, twisted people. And I just – I think a lot of people struggle with depression and mental illness and have issues and problems within their family. The mailman has it. Your neighbor has it. It's just that comedians have a microphone. -Tig Notaro

So much progress has been made with topics like mental illness and drug abuse and sexual identity. -Holly Hunter

Of all the mental illnesses, anorexia has the highest morbidity rate. It's serious. -Marti Noxon

I think the science around mental illness is always evolving. There's always new kinds of thinking. -Marti Noxon

Too many people will die needlessly if we go back to letting people buy junk insurance or insurance that doesn't help people with diseases related to mental illness. -Marti Noxon

I think mental illness is a slippery slope to talk about these days because people are overly diagnosed, overly prescribed, overly everything. -Gaby Hoffmann

Many weight issues stem from illness, be it physical or, indeed, emotional. And a large portion of people who sometimes struggle to maintain a 'healthy' weight deal daily with their own self-esteem crises. -Jameela Jamil

I know a lot about systemic lupus erythematosus because I have it, too. I was diagnosed through the NHS when I first moved to England in 2008 following months of serious illness. -Katherine Ryan

My mother struggled immensely with mental illness, and so did I. She grew up bipolar, but it was never diagnosed nor recognized. It was shrugged off like a 'symptom' of being female – of her being weak. I also experienced this growing up: I felt that the great pain I experienced was a dramatisation. -Petra Collins

I was depressed at a very young age – mental illness runs in my family, especially on the female side. -Petra Collins

I was really inspired by lots of people I came across who were managing various illnesses through diet and lifestyle. I kind of figured, you know, if it worked for them, then I might as well try it and see if it works. So I did. -Ella Woodward

Eating a natural diet with loads of fresh fruit and veg and little processed food helps me manage the symptoms of my illness. -Ella Woodward

My illness is now in remission, and on a day-to-day basis, I truly feel amazing. I wake up with such incredible energy, which I never had before my illness, and I really feel so in tune with my body. -Ella Woodward

I eat the way I do because I really enjoy it but also because it's the only thing I've found that helps me manage the illness I had, and that plays a big part in it. -Ella Woodward

I felt like power meant that you had to be engaged in a certain kind of struggle by force of movement and battle – and that's very exhausting. Now, power is more about certainty and stillness and realizing that the infrastructures that we gather around and worship are the least powerful things. -Carrie Brownstein

I wrote 'Pumped Up Kicks' when I began to read about the growing trend in teenage mental illness. I wanted to understand the psychology behind it because it was foreign to me. -Mark Foster

When FDR died in 1945, he was still paralyzed from the waist down. After he died, his portrait was put on the dime. Through his illness, he went out of his way to minimize his difficulties. Of the thousands of pictures taken of him, only two show him in a leg brace or a wheelchair. -David Oshinsky

I think that ageism is a cultural illness; it's not a personal illness. -Frances McDormand

I'm not really interested in promoting 'Olive' as a series about depression or mental illness. -Frances McDormand

I think that there's a clinical mental illness called depression, but I believe that post-industrial America has been narcotized by progress. There's a cultural malaise – mental illness or no – that everybody suffers from at some point in their life. -Frances McDormand

Vancouver houses one of North America's largest open air drug markets and has a dense and heartbreaking problem with homelessness and mental illness. Those are the neighbourhoods I live and work in. -Mark Brand

I knew for years I wanted to write a novel that addressed the personal trauma of my older sister, who suffered – and still suffers – from mental illness. For a long time I imagined – and I know it's absurd – that she was an indirect casualty of the Vietnam War. -David Means

The phrase 'fake news' sounds too playful, too much like a schoolchild faking illness to get out of a test. -Daniel Levitin

I choose to live in the present because when you suffer from chronic illness, you don't have a choice. It's day by day, one foot in front of the other. When there is a good day, you soak up that moment. Those 'good selfie' moments are captured because they're a gift. -Yolanda Hadid

Being reliant on legal aid is probably inconceivable to most of us. But this is no different from other branches of the welfare state established at the same time as our legal aid system – being diagnosed with a major illness and needing the NHS, or losing a job and needing the support of social security. -Sadiq Khan

I was very weak in my childhood, and arthritis took a toll on me. But my parents did everything in their might to help me recover. Slowly, I started recovering from the illness, and I made a pact with myself that I would not let my past dwell on my future. -Sangram Singh

The most dangerous thing, when you have a serious mental illness, is convincing yourself that you don't have it. And you see it all the time. People get on medication, and they feel better, and they stop taking it. And some flirt with unreality on some levels. But it feels so convincing to them that it feels real. -Noah Hawley

Any patient who has a serious illness requiring multiple doctors understands the frustration of lost medical charts, repeated procedures, or having to share the same information over and over with different doctors and nurses. -Sheldon Whitehouse

Addiction is a tough illness, and recovery from it is a hard but noble path. Men and women who walk that path deserve our support, encouragement, and admiration. -Sheldon Whitehouse

Playing King George, for me, was a lesson in stillness and timing. -Jonathan Groff

Here's my take: People watch sports to get away from day-to-day stresses, work, illness, financial worries. We don't need to be reminded of political divisions. -Jeanine Pirro

As individuals are best off believing they control their behaviour, the judiciary is best off imputing that control – barring powerful extenuating factors such as mental illness. -Lionel Shriver

A very tiny percentage of people with mental illness are also violent. We know this. The constant linking of the two together in national media is so misleading. -Chirlane McCray

What Americans desperately need is a way to transition from the current system – which is fragmented and focuses on high-cost, high-tech interventions after illness strikes – to a modern system that delivers coordinated, high-touch, lower-cost, patient-centered care with an emphasis on primary care and prevention. -Matthew Heineman

I've played a lot of these characters that aren't particularly pleasant and pretty powerful, bad people, and one thing I've discovered is that there's a real stillness to these guys. -Richard Brake

Here are the ingredients of a tragedy: untreated mental illness, a society where life is cheap and crime is glamorized, and a ready supply of firearms. -Blase J. Cupich

Fifty million Americans have dementia and other brain illnesses. To gather together the minds that exist and see how we can tackle these ailments together, that is the work that is in front of us: to have a map of the human brain, an understanding of the roadways, and an understanding of the traffic on the roadways. -Chaka Fattah

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is the perfect place for a dialogue that brings together industry, civil society, U.N. agencies, and countries around a shared response to the challenge of protecting children against vaccine-preventable illness. -Seth Berkley

The GAVI Alliance has achieved many things in its first dozen years, but none more important than helping save more than 5.5 million lives and prevent untold illness and suffering. -Seth Berkley

If you want to know the value of vaccines, just spend some time in a clinic in Africa. The faces of the mothers and fathers say it all: vaccines prevent illness and save lives. -Seth Berkley

We know that children who are healthier do not require medical treatment or care, both of which cost time and money. So, by avoiding illness, infants have a greater chance of growing into healthier children who are able to attend school and become more productive members of society. -Seth Berkley

It's a tricky thing to play mental illness or being connected to a higher sensibility. -Daniel Zovatto

Sleep is probably the most important biological function. If you don't get enough sleep, you can get psychiatric illnesses and all types of different illnesses. -Carl Hart

The Internet has become my enabler. It keeps me from stillness and discomfort, and this keeps me from growing. -Glennon Doyle Melton

As I wrote about my childhood, I realized that there was no big tragedy. Being multiethnic is not a tragedy. I didn't have any big life-threatening illnesses, no tumors, no kidney malfunctions… I came from a very poor family. I was chubby as a kid. -Amy Hill

I do a lot of book signings and conventions every year, and I meet a great many readers who are struggling… they're working through illness, injury, addiction, depression, grief, or some other trauma. It seems to me that there's a lot of heroism in fighting those things as well, as best you can. -Gail Simone

It is impossible to insure that there is a zero percent chance of any kind of foodborne illness anytime anyone eats anywhere. -Steve Ells

Everyone has some sort of connection to mental illness. -Alice Ripley

I remember being in middle and high school and hearing Demi Lovato speak up about her mental illness, and that was comforting. -Lili Reinhart

Why aren't we talking about it in health classes in school? That's just as important as learning about physical health and nutrition. Why aren't we learning about our minds and our mental health and mental illnesses? I just think that it's something that very much needs to go hand in hand. -Lili Reinhart

It was a very hard decision to let people know about the multiple sclerosis because we're in an industry where illness is not something that show business likes. -Jennifer Holliday

I went through a significant illness in 1991 and had some major surgery, and I made up my mind that I have to get my life in order, and the first thing that I would try to accomplish was to get out of the sports business. -Norman Braman

When you have a spinal or brain injury, or any kind of devastating illness, you kind of fall through the cracks in a sense. Your world implodes, and no one is really there to help pick up the pieces. -Victoria Arlen

Losing so many patients certainly was difficult, but it didn't make me feel like a failure as a physician, because I had learned that there was so much more to being a physician than curing illness. That's not the most important thing we do. The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others. -Kent Brantly

Many of us have experienced the pain that comes with watching a loved one suffer with a serious illness. We also know that we would do absolutely anything it takes to help them beat it. -Seth Moulton

Saying that you spend Christmas alone is, to most middle-class Americans, akin to confessing a terminal illness. -Michelle Dean

My father was a particularly zealous Christian Scientist, but young Christian Science children, who have little choice but to believe what their parents are telling them, are taught that illness originates in errors in their parents' and, eventually, their own thinking. -Caroline Fraser

Christian Scientists not only don't like to acknowledge illness; they don't like to see it. On occasion, I was sent to my room from the dinner table for sneezing or coughing; I now know that I was allergic to our cat. -Caroline Fraser

Christian Science is often inherited, and like many inheritances, it comes with family secrets. The religion encourages secrecy. Members of the Church tend to hide their illnesses from one another, even within families. My father has never once, in my presence, admitted to feeling ill. -Caroline Fraser

Most people have been touched by the battles of mental illness in some way or another. It's either going on in their families or next door to them, or they know people who have experienced it. -Tom Kitt

For me, 'Angels in America' is not really about AIDS. For me, it's a metaphor for anybody who is struggling with serious illness or having to face their own demise. All of the characters face some form of destruction in themselves. -Marianne Elliott

We rarely know what motivates somebody in their work, and it's usually a particular moment in their life. For me, that moment is my brother's incarceration and the ways in which this country has decided to neglect, abuse, and sometimes torture people with severe mental illness, especially if they're black. -Patrisse Cullors

We separate problems with the brain into neurological and psychiatric, and it's because it's stigmatised still. Mental illness is still stigmatised. Imagine if we treated people with cancer like that. Just because your personality changes and your behaviour changes, all of a sudden you are put in a different category. -Susannah Cahalan

I never imagined while going through this horrifying illness that I would write a book or that it could ever be a movie. -Susannah Cahalan

I grew up in a small town, and mental illness wasn't something anyone talked about. -Rachel Hollis

Mental illness lives all around us every day. I've seen it in other family members, I've seen it in friends, and I've dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression. -Rachel Hollis

One of our priorities is to have an enabling environment for private investment, both domestic and foreign investment, and that means we are going to officially combat corruption because we believe that this scourge, this illness, hinders our efforts to attract private investors. -Joao Lourenco

I've begun to realize, as I'm getting older, that I was taught to go for a certain kind of stillness to get things done. I missed that in my life. I loved my grandmother's property, out in South Georgia right above the Florida line, so I just thought I'd find some property where I could feel that again. -Lizz Wright

This is a common misconception about antidepressants: many people believe they're simply 'happy pills' that will wipe a person's emotional slate clean. Used correctly, antidepressants can lift the fog of mental illness. -Andrew Shaffer

People with a mental illness aren't mentally weak. In fact, many of them are incredibly strong. And just like everyone else, they possess the ability to create positive change in their lives. -Amy Morin

You certainly can't prevent all mental health problems – factors like genetics and traumatic life events certainly play a role. But everyone can take steps to improve their mental health and prevent further mental illness. -Amy Morin

We need to treat people with mental illness like people. -Mauro Ranallo

There are people with much bigger profiles than mine who are talking about mental illness. I am going to try to use whatever platform I have, whatever voice I have to help eliminate the stigma. -Mauro Ranallo

Not talking about mental illness is killing people. We need that to stop. -Mauro Ranallo

Mental illness affects everyone. -Mauro Ranallo

Some of the brightest, most creative minds have been touched by mental illness. -Mauro Ranallo

Mental illness, unfortunately, is an invisible disease: it's not seen or heard. For whatever reason, because of that, society has decided that if we can't see it, maybe it doesn't exist, so they want to just sweep it under the carpet or say, 'Snap out of it,' or that you're looking for attention. -Mauro Ranallo

Anyone who is dealing with any issue or any illness whatsoever, without a support network, chances are the person will not survive. -Mauro Ranallo

There is so much to be celebrated about mental illness. I do believe that there is something to be said about the truly artistic, the truly brilliant, those of us who have been 'touched by fire' that should be celebrated, not stigmatized. -Mauro Ranallo

I was kind of the comic relief in my household. We had a chronic illness in the family. And so, a lot of emergency room visits, and my role was to be silly and add levity, and we're Jewish. So every Passover is a performance. You kind of learn to role play and do voices at the Passover Seder. -Alex Borstein

I'm trying to push for common-sense gun reform and mental illness reform so we can make sure that these individuals that have a criminal background that are mentally unstable and have a history of domestic violence are no longer able to get a gun. -David Hogg

We simply want gun legislation in this country that allows law-abiding citizens to still own guns or prevents people with a history of mental illness or a history of a criminal background from owning a firearm. -David Hogg

Bushmaster was such a great adversary, and Mustafa Shakir, just the way that he embodies him in terms of the power of the voice, the stillness, and then, at the same time, when they do get after it, when he does fight, just how kinetic he was. He just brought a great dynamic and being able to explore his history in making the character Jamaican. -Cheo Hodari Coker

There's a book called 'You're Not a Stranger Here' by Adam Haslett – short stories, a lot of them are about mental illness and gay people – that classic combination. But they're really well-written, really powerful. It's pretty good. -Perfume Genius

If you were inactive due to an injury or a surgery, then common sense rules the day when inching closer to the area that was hurt. That is very different from inactivity due to being ill. After illness, be aware of how taxing your workout is cardiovascularly and err on the side of less. -Gunnar Peterson

With 'Stillness', I don't think I appreciated how very codified all the different genres were in radio formats and the various constituencies of the culture. But music is music, too. -David Longstreth

Vaccines have played a fundamental role in eradicating terrible illnesses such as polio, diphtheria, and hepatitis. However, they bring a risk associated with side-effects that are usually temporary and surmountable… but, in very rare cases, can be as severe as getting the same disease you're trying to be immune to. -Beppe Grillo

I wrote a 'Lenny Letter' on a whim, and it felt indulgent, but people came up to me with tears in their eyes saying, 'Thank you.' There's so much shame about mental illness in our country and so many stereotypes about women being 'crazy' or 'psycho.' -Whitney Cummings

I know what mental illness looks like, and I know that if a person is not ready to get help, they won't. -Jenifer Lewis

Not a lot of people know it, but I don't have any qualms about saying it – there's a lot of mental illness that runs in my family. -Donna Lynne Champlin

The difficult thing with mental illness is that there's no one to blame. You can't blame a person who's mentally ill, because they didn't ask for it! There's no choice to it. -Donna Lynne Champlin

When you cry out in pain from a broken wrist, no one questions it. You just go to the hospital and take the necessary steps. Mental illness is just as real, even if it can't be seen. -Torrey DeVitto

Having a mental illness does not mean you're weak or can't handle life. You can have a mental illness and deal with it and still be a powerful, confident woman. -Torrey DeVitto

Mental illness doesn't need to be hidden or glorified. It should be normalized to where people feel comfortable sharing with their families and friends and know they're not alone. By opening up about my struggle, I'm hoping I can help someone who feels like they don't know what to do or when they can't accept their situation. -Ariel Winter

The war on drugs is very, very real, and the war on helping people with mental illness is very, very real. -Wendy Williams

I think that mental illness is something that is so real. -Wendy Williams

In a funny way, the illness spurred me on. I thought to myself, 'I've got to get through this operation to make a blues album.' -Chris Rea

Once I faced the fact I was going to deal with illness for the rest of my life, I got on with what I really wanted to do. -Chris Rea

I have found out who are my real friends, thanks to the illness and hospitals. -Chris Rea

My parents have raised me to believe in a kind and a loving God and someone who cares about me, who is always there for me, and who would never wish harm or illness or any kind of tragedy upon me. -Elizabeth Smart

You can only explain America's gun violence problem through guns, because mental illness doesn't automatically lead to violence, and it doesn't lead to violence anywhere else but America. -Chris Murphy

Only three per cent of people are born with a disability; the rest acquire it through accident or illness, but people come out of it. Thanks to medical advances, bodies heal. -Esther McVey

Mental illness is real, and I got them. I don't know if it's the multiple concussions or the lifestyle choices. -Scott Hall

I've never faked an injury or an illness before. -Dirk Nowitzki

I don't believe watching dreams but like to stick to reality. Reality is all about flood, hunger, illness. -Jackie Shroff

Haven't we all been taken aback when an illness suddenly causes the voice to crack and sometimes dry up completely? -Amber Rudd

Mental illness and gun violence are not directly correlated, but when the two go hand in hand, Americans – often children – lose their lives. -Emma Gonzalez

It's very important for me to do things like talk therapy. That's where you begin to see the walls that your illness has put up as a way to protect yourself… but of course, those walls also keep us from getting to the truth of things. -Beth Hart

,what saved my life was my husband. He nursed me back to health, and he continues to do that to this day. It's not easy to be married and to have a relationship with someone with mental illness. -Beth Hart

I'm not a doctor, but I would assume that anything that you're doing that's harming you, and you can't stop doing it, is a sign of mental illness. -Beth Hart

My story is how to have a life while dealing with mental illness, and I've had a life. I've been blessed. It's been a different kind of life than what I planned on, but it's been a good life nonetheless. -Beth Hart

I should be writing songs about happiness all day long, but a lot of my songs get inspired from that place of unworthiness and shame, which really goes with mental illness. -Beth Hart

As a manager, you can only worry about those who can get on the bus, and those are the fit ones. Injuries and illnesses mean opportunities for others. -Phil Neville

Music makes illness retreat. -Asha Bhosle

I'm a family doctor, and a big part of what I do is preventative care, and breast cancer is one of the illnesses that women suffer from greatly in this country. -Mikhail Varshavski

Americans are blessed with a can-do spirit – we don't give up, even in the face of a daunting challenge like a life-threatening illness. -Alex Azar

Patients who face long odds and terminal illnesses do not always have access to the latest drugs in clinical trials. They don't want to give up, but they don't have years to wait for new drugs to receive FDA approval. -Alex Azar

I know what it's like to feel marginalized and defeated and humiliated by suffering from a mental illness. -Margaret Trudeau

You need community support. You're pretty defeated when you're laid low with a mental illness. It's a frightening place to be, and to get up and be able to stand and to move forward and to start functioning again, you need so much support. You need to feel you're not alone. -Margaret Trudeau

My honesty about mental illness has helped open a door for real conversation, and I think Justin wants to continue that conversation. He has put no restrictions on me. His father couldn't. Why should he try? -Margaret Trudeau

The first thing that happens to someone with a mental illness, in the throes of it, is that they lose all their self-esteem. They don't think they fit in. -Margaret Trudeau

The problem with mental illness, as opposed to physical illness, is that it involves wrong thinking or impaired insight. You're not thinking correctly. -Margaret Trudeau

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