Mental Illness Poems

Poems about Mental Illness

Discovering you suffer from a mental illness can be devastating. When faced with this challenge, most people work hard to pursue treatment and inform themselves about the disease. Even still, keeping a positive outlook and attempting to maintain good communication with your loved ones can become extremely challenging. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may feel deep sadness and frustration because of your illness. Such feelings are normal, and should not be repressed. In fact, expressing them to a close friend or through writing can help you to cope, and even thrive, despite your mental illness.

Poems about Anxiety and Panic Disorders

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Panic Attack

Closing in all around me
a fear I cant describe.
All shaky and confused
I think I'm going to die....

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I used to have really bad panic attacks (luckily they've gotten better now), but this and everyone else's comments makes me feel a lot better. I had a few friends that were going through...

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Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward
  • By Trisha
  • Published: July 2015
Life Is An Illusion

Surrounded by people yet all alone
Trapped within this solitary zone
A world where chaos and hate overtake
Every bit of happiness that may try to escape

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Through the love of God and His angels who travel the universe to assist us especially in our hour of need. I've been hearing angels singing in my home for the past few years. God is with us,...

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Poem about Struggling With A Panic Attack
Dad

I know you may not think so
But I'm trying really hard
I don't do it on purpose
I did not pick this card...

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This poem I can relate to, I don't know anyone who has any type of this disorder. My 15 year old was born with a speech delay, at 7 he was diagnosed with ADHD and has been in Special...

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Panic Disorder

Tightness in my chest
I cant breath.
The only time I can escape
is when I fall asleep....

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This poem really should get more publicity than it can on this site alone. It is a brilliant explanation of what it is like to suffer from panic attacks and a wonderful way of showing others...

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  • By Vicky
  • Published: October 2007
Uninvited Guest

Feel broken down, my body aches
My heart it bleeds from past mistakes
Can't stop the tears, they fall like rain
The words are spinning 'round my brain...

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Short very rich in words, true, and to the point I love this poem, great Job!!!!!!

Poem about Anxiety Disorder
Mysterious Pain

With her head hung low
and nowhere to go

She can't explain...

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That poem was beautiful and I've lived through depression and anxiety for nearly 14 years. The triggers were bullying, family passing away. Every time I talk about it people always seems to...

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Poem About Fighting Bipolar Disorder For Children's Sake
  • By Monica J Abrica
  • Published: July 2014
Feeling

Life is hard to live sometimes when the light inside no longer shines.
Everything around becomes so dark, I grab a knife to leave a mark!
It makes me feel alive again! Replacing fear and doubts with pain!
I hope to fill the emptiness, I fight to end my loneliness. ...

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I can completely relate to this I am a single dad of 3 with bipolar. My 2 boys are on the autism spectrum. I am currently where you were in '06. I'm not living my life for me if it weren't...

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  • By Trobers
  • Published: February 2014
The Girl I Used To Be "PTSD"

Among the cluttered archives of my pondering
Lie the memories of a girl who I used to be,
My eyes alight,
Radiant as the sun,...

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I feel like i have lost that 'girl' as well...in me....someone in the past....where I live sometimes....can't face the present sometimes...but trying every day to be present...just wanted to...

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Trichotillomania
  • By Vera
  • Published: June 2011
Inside An Addiction

What I feel they may never understand,
it's not like its difficult or hard to comprehend.

But it's what lies behind my every pull,...

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Oh wow this really explains me. Thank you so much for this wonderful poem. It has helped me a lot.

Depression and Anxiety
Something Lost...

I had it once, now it's gone
Like a knot it's been undone
Was once so tight, now so slack
Happy times I wish I could have back...

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