She stood on the bridge
In silence and fear,
For the demons of darkness
Had driven her here.
Suicide Prevention Month
Published: August 30, 2021
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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Poem About Demons Inside
She stood on the bridgeFeatured 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...
Reaching Out For Someone To Care
It's hard sometimes to say exactly what I'm worth.
Sometimes even harder dealing with the hurt.
To feel like no one's there during all my pain.Featured Shared Story
I know that my post is late, but I hope--by some miracle--you will discover it. I am much older than you, and I, too, have experienced a life that is void of human companionship. It is my...
Until it affects someone we love,
We don't even know it's there.
It's really not our problem,
So why should we care.Featured Shared Story
As I read this poem, I hurt with you. I feel the pain and still do that you do and could only imagine what your mother must of be going through to help you deal with it and trying to...
It calls me closer, it calls me near.
"Just once and it'll be over,"
Death whispers in my ear.
Irresistible is its sweet entice.Featured Shared Story
Although this poem is quite old, I just wanted to share my thoughts and feeling toward it, since I found it very touching. I'm currently 22 but have had issues with self-harm since high...
Finding Hope To Overcome Depression
Depression is oppression.
It's a deadly hidden message
Defined by self-hate.
It seals its prisoner's fate.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...
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,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...
Poem About A Friend Making A Difference
That girl's heart aches,
Her smile is fake.
The cuts sting,
Her phone rings.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...
Brother Suicide Regret Poem
I know you're in heaven dancing and free
but there's so much more you should be here to see.
So many things I never got to sayFeatured Shared Story
My only sibling, my brother, committed suicide back in 2001. Oh, how I miss him! I am 100% disabled & for the past 5 years have been the sole caregiver for our 2 elderly parents who BOTH have...
Finding Joy Once More
in Short Poems
Despite the storms,
beauty arrives like
it was always going to.
Despite the darkness,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.
You Left Too Soon
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?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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