Mental Illness Poem

Just wrote how I felt when I have a panic attack.

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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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Panic Disorder

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Published: July 2011

Tightness in my chest
I cant breath.
The only time I can escape
is when I fall asleep.

Constant nausea
constant fear.
How did this happen
knowing I'm safe here?

It's a constant worry
another will strike.
I worry about it all the time
it makes me lose my appetite.

My sight darkens
my life flashes.
My worries control my thoughts
my heart crashes and burns to ashes.

You have no idea what its like
to live one day in my shoes.
Maybe if you did
you wouldn't judge me as you do.

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  • by Sarah Mann
  • 1 year ago

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 upset. From ages 2-7 I was abused by my "mother." I put that in quotation marks because she was never a real mother to me.

  • by John, Medway Towns
  • 6 years ago

This poem really should get more publicity than it can on this site alone. It is a brilliant explanation of what it is like to suffer from panic attacks and a wonderful way of showing others that they are not alone.

Thank you.

  • by Nicole, Tn
  • 7 years ago

I have panic attacks too and it really does suck.

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