Teen Mental Illness Poems

Poems about Mental Illness by Teenagers

We live in a world where many illnesses that society once considered shameful are now openly discussed and accepted. Unfortunately, mental illness seems to still carry a certain stigma, a stigma that prevents many sufferers from seeking out help. Sufferers are completely powerless over their illness, yet many people try to make them feel guilty for having it, as if it were a choice. The result is often family problems and loss of friendship. We must remember, people suffering from mental illness need to feel accepted and loved more than anything. It is up to each and every one of us to stop the stigma.

Poetry about the Stigma of Mental Illness

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Poem About Almost Losing Everything
  • By Pete Sciarrino
  • Published: March 2014
Restless Nights

I'm breaking
I can't be fixed
I'm missing
But I won't be missed...

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Beautiful. Stunning. Intelligent. Different. Kind.
Just from reading your poem, I can tell you are all of those things and more. I don't need to see your face or hear your voice or...

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Poem About Struggling With Depression Yet Refusing To Give Up
The Pit

I sit alone in the dark.
The sun is shining, birds chirping, children playing.
But all that surrounds me is darkness.
Every time someone says, "Cheer up,"...

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Hitting Herself
Dearest Routine

Lost
I feel lost
It has become a routine
At night, in a dark, small room, a scared girl is struggling with her own emotions...

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Poem About Social Anxiety
  • By Kristal McDolgle
  • Published: September 4, 2015
Anxiety

Anxiety,
I'm miserable because of you,
making plans and not following through.

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  • Rating 4.58
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Expression of feelings in poems by someone suffering from anxiety is helpful in coping up with the same and I am sure medication will help the writer get well soon. I too suffered from the...

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Poem About Schizophrenia
  • By Ophelia
  • Published: July 2012
Insane?

Insane?
Hallucinations and voices.
I think I'm seeing
Something now....

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  • Rating 4.57
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I really love this poem. I myself have schizophrenia and its really tough for me. sometimes I can hear the sound of the swing on the playground in front of my house creaking when no one's...

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Poem About Living A Double Life
  • By Elizabeth S
  • Published: May 2015
Play Both Sides Now

Hello there, it's me.
Bright, sarcastic, light-hearted me
Agonized, bloody, messed-up me.
My friends come - there's no short on my social life.

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  • Rating 4.50
Poem About Overcoming Anorexia
  • By Sydney W.
  • Published: February 2014
My Not-Addiction

It's not an addiction,
Really it's not.
But that mirror,
It's a source of affliction....

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  • By Hayley
  • Published: January 2012
Depression

Just like a ghost
I drift through the days
Trying for reason
Thinking of ways....

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  • Rating 4.48
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I was diagnosed with depression over a year ago and have been self harming for just under two years. I'm 13 years old and have previously been addicted to alcohol and weed. I'm still trying...

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  • By Joanna
  • Published: October 2012
Living A Suicide

I can do nothing
Cause I'm good at nothing
I just sit and watch
As others succeed...

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Poem About Life And Living With Depression
  • By Tony O.
  • Published: May 2014
Monster In The Dark

Sometimes life is too dark, there's no light.
I can't decide what's wrong or right.
While this beating heart falls out of sight,
I'm starting to lose my will to fight,

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Hi I'm Aeon, I know what it's like being diagnosed with severe depression, I was at the age of 6 and continue to battle the hardships today as I am 15 years old. I used to do very hard drugs...

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