It’s Ok to Not Be Ok: Self-Affirming Phrases for Better Mental Health

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, a staggering 51.5 million adults in America live with mental illness; that is nearly one in five adults. Living with a mental health condition often causes feelings of loneliness, shame, and defeat.

However, there is hope and you are not alone. You have the ability to overcome mental health issues, and self-affirming language is the perfect tool to empower yourself while you do that. Affirmations are short, assertive statements that help you overcome your negative thoughts and manifest your goals. Reciting them regularly builds confidence and promotes healthy habits.

Affirmations for Overcoming Mental Health Disorders

#1. I accept that I have ____ and I am not ashamed.

#2. I am not my diagnosis and mental illness doesn’t define me.

#3. _____ is only a small part of who I am and I love myself unconditionally.

#4. I am allowed to have mental health struggles.

#5. Healing is mine.

#6. I am loved, I am seen, and my feelings are valid.

#7. I have the ability to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.

#8. I am in control of myself, my life, and my happiness.

#9. I have the power, ability, and tools to make the right choices.

#10. I am more than my trauma.

#11. I face my illness with courage and strength.

#12. I have the final say in all of my emotions.

#13. I have the ability to give and receive love and support from others.

#14. My feelings, emotions, and experiences are valid.

#15. I am dedicated to loving, healing, and believing in myself.

#16. I will be proactive and accomplish all of my goals.

#17. I live in the present, but look forward to the future.

#18. I am a miracle and my life is a gift.

#19. I overcome my trauma, insecurities, and fears every day.

#20. I am calm, courageous, and confident.

Affirmations encourage self-healing, but the journey to better mental health should be a collaborative one. It is important to seek help from a licensed mental health professional that can support and guide you through a uniquely complex illness. Valiant Living offers a wide range of outpatient services for men that are battling mental health disorders. Our facility in Centennial, CO, is a safe, supportive space where you can learn coping strategies to help you achieve long-term success in your recovery process. If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health issues, contact us at (303) 952-5035