Suicide Prevention Month

Published: August 30, 2021

Poems Raising Awareness About Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It's a month dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and sharing hope for those affected by it. It's a month to help destigmatize this widespread and heartbreaking topic.

Often, people don't want their lives to end; they just wish the pain they're experiencing in life would end. Life can become overwhelming for people of all ages. Unfortunately, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death of people ages 10-34. 

Suicide has a far-reaching effect. When someone chooses to end his or her life, the people connected to that person are left to grieve. Many times, they also live with guilt and have questions that will never be answered. 

We hope that by shedding light on this topic through poetry, people can see that they're not alone. May we come together and help those who are hurting -- both the people experiencing suicidal thoughts and those who have lost loved ones to suicide. 

Many people have felt hopeless at some point. You are not alone. This is not a battle you have to fight by yourself. Let’s encourage one another.

If you are hurting, please reach out to someone. If you feel like you are drowning with everything happening around you and you wonder how you will go on, there are people who want to help. If you have been thinking about ending your life, we urge you to reach out. In the United States, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. There is hope!

37 Poems Raising Awareness About Suicide

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  1. 1. Just Wait For The Sun

    • By Lisa Marks
    • Published: March 2020

    in Hope Poems

    When everything's darkness
    And you feel so alone,
    When the rain doesn't stop
    And you can't make it home,

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    • Stories 16
    • Shares 11842
    • Favorited 119
    • Votes 1554
    • Rating 4.55
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    Thank you Miss Lisa Marks for sharing your beautiful poem with us. A lot of people around the globe are slipping into depression amidst the lockdown, and the ones who were suffering from it...

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  2. 2. If You Would Have Known

    in STOP Suicide Poems

    If you could have seen the devastation,
    shattered hearts you'd leave behind, 
    would you still have left this world that day?
    Would it have made you change your mind?

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    • Stories 9
    • Shares 1586
    • Favorited 60
    • Votes 450
    • Rating 4.68
    Featured Shared Story

    Thank you so much for sharing that with me! You are never alone! And you don't have fight life's battles by yourself. Reach out to someone, anyone! There are people ready and waiting by the...

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  4. 3. Demons Of Darkness

    • By Olivia B
    • Published: September 2015

    in Depression Poems

    She stood on the bridge
    In silence and fear,
    For the demons of darkness
    Had driven her here.

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    • Stories 57
    • Shares 35317
    • Favorited 738
    • Votes 7570
    • Rating 4.64
    Featured Shared Story

    This is such an inspiring poem. I am a seventh grader with depression and it is because of my loving boyfriend that I am still alive. Please, anyone who is depressed, know that there is...

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  5. 4. Jim

    in STOP Suicide Poems

    If I had reached out my hand,
    Would you have taken it that day?
    Could I have made you feel better?
    Could I have made you okay?

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1389
    • Favorited 37
    • Votes 277
    • Rating 4.57
    Featured Shared Story

    A year ago my best friend and boyfriend killed himself. The real ache lies beneath the fact that I probably knew what was the reason and could have prevented anything from happening had I not...

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  7. 5. From Oppression Comes Light

    • By Erik Whitehead
    • Published: August 2015

    in Depression Poems

    Depression is oppression.
    It's a deadly hidden message
    Defined by self-hate.
    It seals its prisoner's fate.

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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 3502
    • Favorited 171
    • Votes 798
    • Rating 4.57
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem is very well written and it gave me chills because of how amazing it is. I'm going through these poems in search of one to use for prose and poetry, an academic event, i take part...

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  8. 6. Save A Life

    • By Emily Tekavec
    • Published: January 2016

    in STOP Suicide Poems

    You come to me crying, saying it's done,
    That life is pointless, I shouldn't have one.

    I tell you to stop, I beg and I plead.

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 852
    • Favorited 49
    • Votes 267
    • Rating 4.52
    • Poem of the Week
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem is the poem my friend sent me when I was debating taking my life. This poem saved my life, literally. Thank you!

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  9. 7. Dancing In The Rain

    in Depression Poems

    You've had those feelings... you wish your life was done.
    You're broken, defeated, and overcome.
    Each day more challenging than the last.
    Moments of weakness...emotions consistently masked.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 923
    • Favorited 62
    • Votes 132
    • Rating 4.39
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Beautiful. Starting with pessimistic feelings, ending optimistically. True.
    Friends can change our lives for the better. Life is not to suffer, but to enjoy. How Is left to us to...

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  10. 8. Life Is Fine

    in Famous Poems

    I went down to the river,
    I set down on the bank.
    I tried to think but couldn't,
    So I jumped in and sank.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1659
    • Favorited 42
    • Votes 308
    • Rating 4.36
    Featured Shared Story

    Everyone is born for a purpose, but we forget that in pursuit of money. Then God gifted me with poetry and uses it as a medium to educate people, and in each of my poems there is a story...

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  11. 9. Despite The Storms

    in Short Poems

    Despite the storms,
    beauty arrives like
    it was always going to.
    Despite the darkness,

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 6947
    • Favorited 33
    • Votes 449
    • Rating 4.36
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    Part of the last line says, "Keep living." I'm saying keep writing. I like your style and sensitivity. Excellent flow and structure. I really enjoyed it.

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  12. 10. Mt. Take Heart

    in Hope Poems

    Often we can't see
    The beauty in the pain.
    Often we can't see
    The treasure we gain.

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1258
    • Favorited 43
    • Votes 253
    • Rating 4.34
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem has really taught me how to value the thing we have and the people around us. We never know what we have got until it's all gone, so be wary that you don't lose the moon while...

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  13. 11. Together

    in Depression Poems

    So--this is where we are.
    After coming so far,
    This is what it's come to.
    After all we've been through,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 464
    • Favorited 52
    • Votes 114
    • Rating 4.27
  14. 12. The New Me

    • By J. Dezz
    • Published: April 2014

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    Sometimes it gets better.
    Sometimes you heal.
    Sometimes my eyes get wetter
    Waiting for these scars to heal.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 424
    • Favorited 36
    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.49
    Featured Shared Story

    That is so amazing. It really touched me because I nearly killed myself because I used to self-harm I don't do it anymore, but sometimes I'm tempted, but I get through it and you will too!...

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  15. 13. There Is Hope

    • By Bethany G.
    • Published: May 2013

    in Inspirational Poems by Teens

    There's this girl.
    She never gives up on you.

    She loves everyone the same,

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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 255
    • Favorited 34
    • Votes 89
    • Rating 4.47
    Featured Shared Story

    This hit me hard. I always try to make others happy, I'll smile, I'll listen, I'll make sure that they know they're loved. When it comes to myself, though, I never let anyone see how deep...

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  16. 14. Tidal Wave

    • By Brian L. Barrett
    • Published: February 2018

    in Depression Poems

    In our darkest nights and our brightest days,
    emotions fill us like tidal waves.

    They can drag us down and pull us in,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1270
    • Favorited 66
    • Votes 334
    • Rating 4.45
    • Poem of the Day
  17. 15. Feeling Blue

    • By Kt
    • Published: July 2015

    in Depression Poems

    I suppose it's hard for some to understand.
    This is not the way that I had planned.
    I don't know how I've let myself get this way,
    And sometimes feel like calling it a day.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 829
    • Favorited 80
    • Votes 214
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This is a really good little fun sized poem the puts the darkness of the topic into a slightly lighter-hearted, almost depressingly whimsical feel. I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

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  18. 16. A Friend Can Save A Life

    • By Paige Bryant
    • Published: March 2015

    in True Friend Poems

    That girl's heart aches,
    Her smile is fake.
    The cuts sting,
    Her phone rings.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 986
    • Favorited 48
    • Votes 287
    • Rating 4.40
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    My BEST FRIEND FOREVER is in the exact situation but I can't knock at her door as she's miles away... her mum kicked her out of her own house, so my best friend is living with her aunt and...

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  19. 17. Hope Behind The Shadows Of Pain

    in Hope Poems

    In some people's pretty eyes
    There's a great painful disguise,
    Disguise that dressed their lonely heart
    With devastating cuts that ever hurt.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 374
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 58
    • Rating 4.31
  20. 18. Became

    in STOP Suicide Poems

    He was the geeky kid, carrying all of his books,
    That became a scientist who found the cure for the disease that overtook.

    She was the quiet one, who was afraid no one would listen to what she had to say,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 86
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 41
    • Rating 4.76
  21. 19. After You're Gone

    in STOP Suicide Poems

    I want to paint a picture;
    it's a scene that you should see.
    If you decide to end your life,
    what becomes of your family?

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 88
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 38
    • Rating 4.68
  22. 20. Just The Beginning

    in Short Poems

    one day
    it will be so clear –
    what you thought
    was the end,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 150
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 95
    • Rating 4.63

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