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. 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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    I used to read all these depression poems, and I kinda just thought they were really good poems, but now whenever I read them, I know exactly what everyone is talking about. I can relate to...

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  2. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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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    I am 13 years old. I suffer from anxiety and depression. I pretend I'm ok constantly when I'm not. I hate that my best friend struggles too. I stay strong for her. I love you, April. I cannot...

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  8. 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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  9. Worry Is The Game

    • By Tiff W
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Struggling With Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    I sit here and feel so alone.
    Things in my mind broken.
    Home doesn't feel like home.

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    This hit deeply. I suffer from so many mental health problems. I seem to be declining now. I'm lower than I have ever been. This poem put it in perspective and words I can't figure out that I...

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  10. Anxiety

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

    in Teen Mental Illness Poems

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

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    I actually struggle with minor social anxiety and this really is how it is. I have scars on my arm from where I scratched it off in a panic attack about people looking at me. To be honest,...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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