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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Teen Mental Illness Poetry 1 - 10 of 16

Poem About Almost Losing Everything
  • By Pete Sciarrino
  • Published: March 11, 2014
Restless Nights

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

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  • Rating 4.62
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 4.58
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Poem About Anorexia
Voices

Flashbacks run through my mind
My hands find their way to my hair
They grab, pull, scratch
"STOP IT!" I try to scream...

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  • Rating 4.53

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Poem About Overcoming Anorexia
  • By Sydney W.
  • Published: February 20, 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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Poem About Life And Living With Depression
  • By Tony O.
  • Published: May 23, 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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  • Rating 4.52
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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 4.49
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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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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 Struggling With Depression Yet Refusing To Give Up
  • By Jacob Kahn
  • Published: May 19, 2014
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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Poem About Bulimia
  • By Syd W.
  • Published: August 2011
My Reflection

Mirror oh mirror
You're ruining my life
You make me go into
The kitchen and grab......

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  • Rating 4.42

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