28+ Anime Quotes About Mental Health That Are Meaningful

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Written by Theo J Ellis

Anime quotes about mental health are important and underestimated. Just like things that help our mental health in general.

The conversation surrounding mental health has taken a big turn for the better in recent years, and more people are slowly starting to approach it with an open mind.

Mental health consists of:

  • Your state of mind.
  • Your thoughts.
  • Acting on those thoughts (negative or positive).
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Being and thinking positive.
  • Stress.

And a branch of other things that are either good or bad, and ultimately contribute to your happiness, lifestyle, perspective and well being.

Let’s focus on quotes connected to mental health! Even if loosely.


1. Sorata Kanda Quotes (My Pet Sakurasou)

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“I haven’t done anything yet. Getting depressed and losing confidence is way too egotistical.” – Sorata Kanda


2. Mondo Oowada Quotes (Danganronpa)

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“It’s okay to feel depressed. It takes time to overcome things. And then, by taking that time, you just start moving forward again. That’s just what humans do.” – Mondo Oowada


3. Iruka Sensei (Naruto)

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“Lord Jiraiya only had praise for you. He was always boasting about you, saying you were like his own grandchild. He had faith that you were the one who would inherit his will, and truly believed that you would one day be a great Hokage. Lord Jiraiya will always watch over you. Even this very minute, he’s watching from somewhere. He wouldn’t be happy seeing you sad like this. So…be your usual self, the one he praised so much. Don’t stay depressed forever. For Lord Jiraiya himself, one of the Legendary Sannin…acknowledged you as his promising student!” – Iruka Umino


4. Ai Kotani (Solanin)

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“You know why people stress over things? Because there aren’t any easy answers.” – Ai Kotani


5. Otonashi Maria Quotes (Utsuro No Haku To Zero No Maria)

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“Cry when you’re sad. Laugh when you’re happy. Get angry when you don’t like something. Depend on someone when you’re depressed. Care for yourself before you care for others. Don’t hate anyone. Be proud of yourself. Stay loyal when you fall in love.” – Otonashi Maria


6. Ogami Rei (Code Breaker)

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“If you let yourself get depressed, you’d be making light of the people who trust and follow you.” – Ogami Rei


7. Kaoru Yamazaki Quotes (Welcome To NHK)

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“People like us aren’t qualified to be involved in a dramatic incident such as a suicide. No matter how depressed you are or how much pain you’re in, you have to return to your routine, daily life. Even if you don’t come back, you’ll just end up dying in vain. A dramatic death isn’t befitting of us.” – Kaoru Yamazaki


8. Gintoki Sataka Quotes (Gintama)

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“Stress makes you bald, but it’s stressful to avoid stress, so you end up stressed out anyway. In the end, there’s nothing you can do.” – Gintoki Sataka


9. Graham Specter Quotes (Baccano)

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“Sorry about this, young lady, but not being able to verbalize might be a lucky break for you in a way. People can waste an awful lot of energy by putting sadness into words. Or maybe joy into words. And then of course, there’s putting anger into words. And the words can double when it comes to fear or pain. In that sense, being so afraid that you can’t find any words may save your life. Being unable to speak in extreme stress, in a body that is obligated to control energy consumption, is an act of, OH, I don’t know, maybe, self defense? Oh boy, I went and said a thing of actual intelligence there. Time to show me some love, boys!” – Graham Specter


10. Kusunoki Quotes (Three Days Of Happiness)

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“I’d rather have my physical pain exceed my mental pain than the other way around. By hurting myself just enough, I could turn my attention to that.” – Kusunoki


11. Masafumi Takeuchi Quotes

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“If it’s going to be a relationship of hardship and mental agony, you should put an end to it.” – Masafumi Takeuchi


12. Yuuri Wakasa (Gakkou Gurashi)

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“No! I can’t take it anymore, I mean, we were just…! And anyway…! Ah, damn it! I’m so sorry… I’m so sorry… I know I’m being a dead weight, but I just can’t go on. I can barely even move!” – Yuuri Wakasa


13. Meme Oshino Quotes (Monogatari)

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“No person exists that is just virtuous, and kindness is only something piled on the outside. There are no humans with just virtue and fairness. Rather, they try to be that and just build up stress.” – Meme Oshino


14. Rory Mercury (GATE)

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” If we define culture as that which is healthy or humane, and defend that decision in the name of justice, once any part of that system collapses, it will cause an unimaginable number of problems for society. For instance, if I drew a line in the middle and erased one side, the next day, a new line will appear in the middle of the side that is left. I think suppressing the instincts and thoughts of the human spirit is bad. The desire for purity and wholesomeness, when taken to an extreme, is harmful.” – Rory Mercury


15. Kurusu Keigo Quotes

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“Think of your shivers as excitement rather than fear. Cover the anxiety on your face with a smile.” – Kurusu Keigo


16. Sohma Shigure Quotes (Fruits Basket)

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“When you get anxious about the future, it is better not to think about it. The more you think about it the more anxious you’ll get. Of course it’s important to think about what lies ahead, too, but if you only look at what’s down the road, you’ll get tangled by the “laundry” by your feet and fall, won’t you? You see, it’s also important to think about what you can do now. What you can do today, and if you keep washing things one at a time, you’ll be done before you know it. Sometimes the anxiety will start to well up, but when it does… take a little break. Read a book, watch tv, or eat soumen with everyone.” – Sohma Shigure


17. Tsumugi Motohashi Quotes (Pochamani)

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“When I was little, I was teased because of my weight. I tried dieting, but diets always failed. Little by little I started feeling gloomy. I got to the point where I couldn’t make friends, and I started hating myself more and more. I became completely unable to smile. I thought, no one in the world would ever like me the way I am now. But at the same time I also thought, if that’s the way it is, then I should at least like myself.” – Tsumugi Motohashi


18. Subaru Natsuki Quotes (Re:Zero)

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“All those times I got hurt, all the crying I did, all the pain I felt, all the fighting I did with my life at stake… And my reward was her name and a single smile. Jeez… Talk about unequal compensation.” – Subaru Natsuki


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“It was rough. It was so painful. I was so scared. I was so sad. It hurt so much, I thought I’d die. I tried so hard… I tired so hard! I was so desperate, so desperate to make everything right! It’s the truth. I’ve honestly never tried so hard at anything in my life! Because I loved this place… Because it was so important to me! I was so desperate to get back. I was scared… I was so scared! I didn’t want those eyes looking at me like that again… And I hated myself so much for feeling that way!” – Subaru Natsuki


19. Alcor (Devil Survivor 2)

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“Living is anxiety and pain. It’s continuing to think, continuing to choose.” – Alcor


20. Koyomi Araragi Quotes (Monogatari)

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“There’s no point in having physical strength alone. The real deal needs to have mental strength and will.” – Kyomo Araragi


21. Hange Zoe Quotes (Attack On Titan)

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“Ever since I joined the survey corps, I’ve had people dying on me everyday. But… you understand, don’t you? One day or another, everyone you care about eventually dies. It’s something we simply can’t accept. It’s a realization that could drive you insane… It’s painful… so painful… I get it. And still… we must keep moving forward.” – Hange Zoe


22. Moeka Kiryu Quotes (Steins Gate)

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“When I realized, I was already on the roof of a building. …I had come to hate everything. I was sick of sitting in my room holding my knees too. If nobody was going to notice or care if I died then… what’s the point in living?” – Moeka Kiryu


23. Momoka Hanai Quotes (Koi Dano Ai Dano)

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24. Yuki Amano (Future Diary)

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“I’m pathetic. I was observing the world from a safe distance. I was just scared of being hurt. I was lonely.” – Yuki Amano


25. Mirajane Strauss Quotes

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“No matter how hurt someone is, they’re meant to overcome it and try to go forward.” – Mirajane Strauss


26. Inaba Himeko Quotes (Kokoro Connect)

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“Never forget that kindness can hurt instead of help.” – Inaba Himeko


27. Crona Quotes (Soul Eater)

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“Do you know where hell is? Inside your head.” – Crona


28. Lucy (Elfen Lied)

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“Everyone in this place is unhappy. And since they’re unhappy, they’re probably looking for someone worse off than they are.” – Lucy

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