If you've been having a rough time of it lately, you are not alone. Higher incidences of mental illness have been reported since Donald J. Trump became President of the United States in 2017, with analyst Matt Aibel telling The Washington Post that "Since Election Day, such colloquialisms as Trump Slump, Trump Anxiety and Trump Affective Disorder achieved cultural and perhaps even clinical currency (in an informally diagnostic sense, of course) along with increases in reported incidents of bullying."
For those of us who live with mental illness every day, it is truly frustrating to be blamed incessantly for mass shootings and our brain chemical imbalances. Being told to "just think happy thoughts" and "try harder" gets really old after a while, as anyone with mental illness will tell you. No matter whether you take medication or rely exclusively on non-medical methods to manage your mental illness, you are never to blame for not getting better sooner, or at all.
If you're having a bad mental health day, check out the 15 quotes I've picked out for you below. Memorize them to recite like mantras, and you'll always have an uplifting quote to help you muddle through.