Mental Illness Poems

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.

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Poems about Anxiety and Panic Disorders

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  • by Trobers
  • Published: 2/18/2014
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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  • Votes 66
  • Rating: 4.62
Poem about Anxiety Disorder
  • by Peggy S.
  • Published: Jul 2011
Mysterious Pain

With her head hung low
and nowhere to go

She can't explain…

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  • Stories 8
  • Emailed 16
  • Votes 163
  • Rating: 4.56
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It started halfway through 7th grade with depression and anxiety too. I always fear that I am …

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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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  • Votes 154
  • Rating: 4.55
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This poem really should get more publicity than it can on this site alone. It is a brilliant …

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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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  • Stories 4
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  • Votes 77
  • Rating: 4.52
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I have been struggling with anxiety for a few years now. It just came out of the blue. It is such …

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Trichotillomania
  • by Vera
  • Published: Jun 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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  • Rating: 4.52
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Oh wow this really explains me. Thank you so much for this wonderful poem. It has helped me a lot.

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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  • Emailed 5
  • Votes 62
  • Rating: 4.48
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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 …

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  • by Vicky
  • Published: Oct 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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  • Votes 328
  • Rating: 4.47
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Short very rich in words, true, and to the point I love this poem, great Job!!!!!!

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Poem About Self Harm
  • by Kitty I
  • Published: 4/9/2014
Hidden Canvas

I drew on the same canvas for years
The marks I have made faded only for me to create new ones
I tried to hide my art
Some saw through…

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  • Rating: 4.47
Poem About Fighting Bipolar Disorder For Children's Sake
  • by Monica J Abrica
  • Published: 7/24/2014
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!…

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  • Votes 33
  • Rating: 4.45
Poem About Mental Illness Struggles
  • by Laura Campbell
  • Published: 6/3/2014
Internal War

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,…

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  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 2
  • Votes 61
  • Rating: 4.43

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