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12 Mental Health Quotes from Lizzo

Have you ever heard of the American singer named Melissa Viviane Jefferson? Doesn’t ring a bell? How about her stage name, Lizzo? You remember now, don’t you?

Lizzo has tons of inspiring songs to her name including Juice, Cuz I Love You, Good as Hell, Boys, among others. One of the sterling qualities of her music is the ability to get listeners through hard times. Her style of music resonates well with her brilliant fashion, self-confidence, and emotional honesty.

LIZZO’S MENTAL HEALTH QUOTES

Apart from her music, Lizzo’s quotes about mental health have helped a lot of people get through tough and emotionally distressing times. Here are her twelve best mental health quotes we have on record:

ABOUT SADNESS

“I have used sadness so constructively in the last two years. After working on being emotionally honest, I have used sadness as a tool for gratitude. It’s humbling and I’m grateful that I’m able to feel these emotions because I know that because of the sadness, I’m going to be able to feel joy.”

- Instagram, 2019

ABOUT DYSMORPHIA

I have come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved. The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.

- Rolling Stone, January 2020

ABOUT ANXIETY

“I do have anxiety and it is an interesting part of my experience. My heart is racing and my brain is firing off and I’m just making all these jokes and then I’m like, actually spiraling. The louder and funnier I am; you should probably ask me if I’m okay.” 

- British Vogue, December 2019

ABOUT SELF-LOVE

“We are not given the opportunity to be completely self-loving as we were born to be.” 

- Stylist, October 2019

ABOUT QUARANTINE

“This quarantine has a lot of people suffering from mental health issues because we can’t get out and do our normal coping and self-care routines. Self-hatred was starting to creep up on me but I have to remember I’m 110% that bitch, love you!” 

- Instagram, April 2020

ABOUT BODY CONFIDENCE

“I would watch things on television and I would look at magazines and I would not see myself. When you don’t see yourself, you start to think something’s wrong with you. Then you want to look like those things and when you realize it’s a physical impossibility, you start to think, ‘What the fuck is wrong with me?’ I think that took a greater toll on me, psychologically, growing up than what anyone could have said to me.” 

- British Vogue, December 2019

ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOLBOXES

“Being in those places is inevitable for me; I’m going to end up there again. But the fact that I’m prepared now to go to those places — and I have a toolbox, and I know I can pull myself out — is really helpful to me in my mental health journey.” 

- Elle, October 2019

ABOUT BREATHING THROUGH ANXIETY

“I personally didn’t realize how shallow my breathing was when I was nervous. Breathing is a really important tool in mental health. When I am anxious, the first thing I do is breathe deeper.” 

- Stylist, October 2019

ABOUT ANXIETY AND PERFORMANCE

 “When I get really, really anxious before a show, I just go harder and harder and harder when I’m performing and I just go crazy. I don’t know why, but my anxiety sometimes fuels who I am as a performer and who I am as an artist — and I know that is not the case for everyone. I don’t know if my body just, like, out of a desperate need to find a place for my anxiety or find a use for it, takes it and puts it there.” 

- British Vogue, December 2019

ABOUT LIVING YOUR LIFE AUTHENTICALLY

“I take self-love very seriously. And I take it seriously because when I was younger, I wanted to change everything about myself. I didn’t love who I was. And the reason I didn’t love who I was is that I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media, by people at school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads, by not seeing myself in television... by lack of representation. My self-hatred got so bad that I was fantasizing about being other people. But you can’t live your life trying to be somebody else. What’s the point?” 

- Elle, October 2019

ABOUT NURTURING YOURSELF

“I think if I was 21 right now, I would not be able to maintain this lifestyle without having major anxiety and panic attacks. But thank God, my journey is all about self-care and finding that love for yourself and nurturing yourself. Because that’s what artists need more than anything.” 

- British Vogue, December 2019

ABOUT COMMUNICATION

“I was the worst communicator, emotionally, when I was younger. I would stop talking to my family; I would stop talking to my friends. I would go deeper and deeper into that dark place, and the deeper I went, the harder it was to reach out of it.”

- Elle, October 2019

CONCLUSION

For Lizzo, mental health is a top priority, and it should be for us too. It’s time we had enough of those who tell us that we aren’t good enough, or that we are unlovable, or that we cannot do all that we set our minds to achieve. That’s a lie. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can stand in our way. If Lizzo can do it, we can too! 

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