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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    Wow, did your poem ever hit home for me! I've been struggling with anxiety and panic disorder since I was a kid after being molested by my grandfather from ages 3-12 and then in my early 20's...

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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. 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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    • Rating 4.63
  5. Silent Screams

    • By Aaron
    • Published: September 4, 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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    Depression is not something you can explain - it is most definitely not sadness. Sadness is about crying and feeling. But depression- it's the absence of feeling, a hollowed feeling. It eats...

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  7. 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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    Although I do not suffer from any mental illnesses (that I know of), I still do sometimes feel like this, and at some point, everyone probably will too. This poem summed up those feelings in...

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  8. 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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  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 strongly relate to this poem. I have generalized anxiety disorder and depression, and this poem pretty much sums up what it's like every day for me and people like me.

  10. Another Trigger

    • By Jim D. Prime
    • Published: December 9, 2020
    Living With Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    A storm is coming, my chest is tightening and it's hard to breathe.
    Like a giant noose, life is smothering me.
    I would do anything to not feel this pain.
    Make it stop, I want to laugh again.

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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'm 12 years old and suffer from panic disorder. Having a panic attack is like drowning. It goes from 0 to 100 in an instant. Whenever somebody jokes about abuse or alcohol, it does get me...

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