Over on Reddit, one user asked psychiatrists/psychologists:

“What is the most profound or insightful thing you have ever heard from a patient with a mental illness?”

The responses are amazing, insightful, sad, and absolutely astonishing…and may even help you to better understand mental illness.

20+ Profound and Insightful Quotes From and For People Suffering With Mental Illness

#1

From a patient who suffers from schizophrenia

#2

I was fumbling through explaining non-verbal cues, misunderstandings, etc when he (an 11 yr old with Asperger Syndrome) said this to me

#3

#4

He said it nonchalantly, not trying to brag – just having a conversation, mostly to himself…

#5

From a child who had a difficult past (not living with his parents, witnessed drug use, etc)
 

#6

#7

From a teenager in juvenile hall upon returning from a psychiatric hold for self injurious behaviors

#8

#9

Describing living with an anxiety disorder

#10

 

#11

From a 56 year old alcoholic

#12

From a ten year old autistic boy asking for a hug…

#13

From a child with autism who was struggling with her difficulty making and keeping friends

#14

From a schizophrenic patient

#15

From a patient with Bipolar disorder at a nursing home

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