Mental Illness Poems

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 Mental Illness

Poems about Anxiety and Panic Disorders

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The Girl I Used To Be "PTSD"
By Trobers
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,
But my figure grows dim,
With every breath that's ..........
Votes: 32,  Rating: 4.75
Poem about Anxiety Disorder, Mysterious Pain
By Peggy S.
With her head hung low
and nowhere to go

She can't explain
this mysterious pain

It comes on so fast
How long will it last

Her heart is just pounding, her head starts to ..........
Votes: 63,  Rating: 4.65 , 8 Stories
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Panic Disorder
Tightness in my chest
I cant breath.
The only time I can escape
is when I fall asleep.

Constant nausea
constant fear.
How did this happen
knowing I'm safe here?

It's a ..........
Votes: 100,  Rating: 4.63 , 2 Stories
Poem About Mental Illness Struggles, Internal War
By Laura Campbell
Every day is war to me,
A struggle to obtain reality.
A shower, my make-up, putting on my shoes.
It's hard to see the point some days,
And no one has a clue.

I have been deemed ..........
Votes: 22,  Rating: 4.59
Panic Attack
Closing in all around me
a fear I cant describe.
All shaky and confused
I think I'm going to die.

Thoughts so unsettling
are blocking everyone's attempts.
When all they try is ..........
Votes: 51,  Rating: 4.53 , 4 Stories
Trichotillomania, Inside An Addiction
By Vera
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,
I've done it so much sometimes I don't even ..........
Votes: 41,  Rating: 4.51 , 3 Stories
Uninvited Guest
By Vicky
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
So scared and feeling so ..........
Votes: 278,  Rating: 4.46 , 1 Story
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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

I'm trying my very best
To get this hurtle jumped
But no one else is ..........
Votes: 33,  Rating: 4.45 , 2 Stories
Depression and Anxiety
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
I sit a home, and feel so lonely
It'll be great if that ..........
Votes: 73,  Rating: 4.4
Poem About Mental Illness, Paranoia, Voices
By Bella B.
I hear them there everyday,
Why will they not go away?
They tell me that I'll be betrayed,
Will it be really be that way?

They fill my brain with thoughts and doubts,
Will I ever ..........
Votes: 22,  Rating: 4.36
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