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.

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,
But my figure grows dim,
With every breath that's …

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  • Rating: 4.75
  • by Peggy S.
  • Published: 7/18/2011
Poem about Anxiety Disorder, Mysterious Pain

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 …

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  • Rating: 4.65
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It started halfway through 7th grade with depression and anxiety too. I always fear that I am dying. Stomach ache? I'm dying. Headache- I have a brain tumor. And so on. I get the feeling of …


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 …

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  • Rating: 4.63
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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 that …

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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.

Thoughts so unsettling
are blocking everyone's attempts.
When all they try is …

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  • Rating: 4.53
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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 an awful dreadful thing and for people that don't have any idea what it is like, it is hard for …

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  • by Vera
  • Published: 6/20/2011
Trichotillomania, 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,
I've done it so much sometimes I don't even …

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  • Rating: 4.51
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Oh wow this really explains me. Thank you so much for this wonderful poem. It has helped me a lot.

  • by Vicky
  • Published: 10/11/2007
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
So scared and feeling so …

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  • Rating: 4.46
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Short very rich in words, true, and to the point I love this poem, great Job!!!!!!


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 …

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I have panic attacks too. My parents often look exasperated when another one starts when they're upset with me. I always want to shake them and say, "I'm trying! Just let me breathe! I'm not trying …

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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 …

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  • Rating: 4.4
  • by Bella B.
  • Published: 11/25/2013
Poem About Mental Illness, Paranoia, Voices

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 …

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  • Rating: 4.36

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