Poems About Living Life With Anxiety

Published: March 2019

Anxiety Poems - Poems About Struggling With Anxiety

18 Anxiety Poems - Poems About Struggling With Anxiety

The struggle with anxiety can be raw, scary, and debilitating. These poems about anxiety give a glimpse into the difficult struggle.

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  1. The Monster

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Dear Anxiety,

    When they ask me what I am afraid of,
    I lie.

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    Hi,
    I am a survivor of childhood abuse (physical and mental, along with 'mild' sexual molestation, and I lost my virginity to a much older guy by coercive rape). Reading your message has...

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  2. Breathe

    • By Tiffaney L. Ganci
    • Published: April 2018
    Living With Anxiety

    in Teen Mental Illness Poems

    Panic, worry, darkness closing in around me.
    These are some of the words I could use to describe my anxiety,
    but nothing I can say could speak of its entirety,
    as I cry internally thinking I've lost my sanity.

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    Anything triggers my anxiety, I have had it for so many years I have actually gotten worse to the point of terrible chest pain. I have had 4 attacks within 4 months. I'm so worried I have...

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  4. Silent Screams

    • By Aaron
    • Published: September 2019
    Depression And Anxiety

    in Depression Poems

    Can't you hear my silent screams?
    They are so loud they echo in my dreams.

    Behind this face that carries a smile

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    As long as you still have family and friends. I once did, long ago, until they all got tired of my depression, my anxiety, my "moods" when I couldn't motivate myself to leave my home and join...

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  5. Signed, Your Mind

    • By Emma
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Get dressed, love.
    You're going to be late.
    You look at yourself in the mirror,
    The one you really hate.

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    I'm a 15-year-old female who was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and severe depression two years ago. I love the way this poem expresses how I feel almost every day. It's hard to get...

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  7. Mysterious Pain

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    With her head hung low
    and nowhere to go,

    she can't explain

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    No one understands what I am suffering from. My new doctor has decided I am taking a far too dangerous drug, so he is weaning me off. I must suffer again for the length of this weaning...

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  8. Struggling To Breathe

    • By Sima
    • Published: April 15, 2021
    Poem About Anxious Thoughts

    in Mental Illness Poems

    I'm feeling so scared,
    I can't breathe but I must.
    Thinking so many thoughts,
    Trying so hard to trust.

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    I am a 13-year-old girl. I am in middle school and all I think about is my anxiety and making sure no one knows. I don't want anyone to see it because they might treat me different, but I...

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  9. Where Am I?

    Anxiety And Depression

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Is there anyone there
    to help me see,
    help me remember,
    remember to be me?

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    I am 13 years old and I have anxiety and depression. Being a teenage girl is scary enough. Imagine sitting in bed every night rethinking your whole life and worrying about things that don't...

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  10. The Night Is The Hardest

    • By Jessica Sturgeon
    • Published: October 2018
    Anxiety And Depression From The Nighttime

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Feelings of unrelenting sorrow and fear wash over me like a wave crashing on a shore,
    Painful nostalgia for younger days and panic for the ones to come,
    Reminiscing on days and feelings I can never get back,
    Needing to feel close to someone to pull me back from this ledge,

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  11. Dad

    Other People Not Understanding Panic Attacks

    in Mental Illness Poems

    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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    My father is the type of person who does not "believe" in mental illnesses. I have always looked for help from an adult, but he always shoots it down. I deal with very critical anxiety and...

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  12. Panic Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Tightness in my chest.
    I can't breathe.
    The only time I can escape
    is when I fall asleep.

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    I am 13 years old, but I've gone through so much, well I believe I have at least. All my life I've grown up with harsh punishments, including intense beatings using belts, bamboo, and my...

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