Suicide Prevention Month

Published: August 30, 2021

Poems Raising Awareness About Suicide

37 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!

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  1. After You're Gone

    For A Person Who Is Considering Suicide

    in STOP Teen 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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    • Rating 4.77
  2. Became

    School Age Kids And Suicide

    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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    • Rating 4.72
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  4. There's Always Hope

    in Hope Poems

    baby, during the nights when the midnight sky
    falls heavily onto your bones and wraps you
    in its melancholic embrace

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  5. There Is An End To This

    in Hope Poems

    There is
    an end to this,
    I promise you.
    Even when

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    • Rating 3.93
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  7. Just The Beginning

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Votes 75
    • Rating 4.72
  8. Bright Light

    in Hope Poems

    I see you, darling.
    Holding on to your hope with both hands.
    Feeling exhausted with all the turbulence.
    But not letting go.

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    • Votes 28
    • Rating 4.39
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! That is an awesome piece. I really like it. It's very moving. I love the flow and the word choice. I am so glad I stumbled onto it. Thank you.

  9. Despite The Storms

    Finding Joy Once More

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Votes 405
    • Rating 4.37
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    • Poem of the Day
    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.

  10. If You Would Have Known

    You Left Too Soon

    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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    • Favorited 51
    • Votes 388
    • Rating 4.67
    • Poem of the Day
    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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  11. Just Wait For The Sun

    • By Lisa Marks
    • Published: March 2020
    Better Days Will Come

    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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    • Shares 10636
    • Favorited 107
    • Votes 1411
    • Rating 4.54
    • Poem of the Week
    • Poem of the Day
    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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  12. Jim

    Suicide Of Brother

    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 1331
    • Favorited 35
    • Votes 270
    • Rating 4.57
    • Poem of the Day
    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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