Mental Illness Poem

Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

I have been struggling with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder for about a year and a half now. My poem is from the point of view of your mind, because with these mental illnesses, you're in constant battles with what's going on in your head. I want to spread awareness and erase the stigma attached to mental illness.

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This is so well written. It makes me want to write. I also suffer from mental illness, and I appreciate the style and rhythm of this poem, and I hope you continue to post.

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Signed, Your Mind

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Published: December 2015

Get dressed, love.
You're going to be late.
You look at yourself in the mirror,
The one you really hate.

Put it down, love.
It's caused you so much pain.
You're going to do damage.
You don't want to be called insane.

Stand up, love.
Your tears make you weak.
Wipe off that black mascara,
Proof of sadness upon your cheek.

Take your pills, love.
You must try your very best.
Forget about your dizzy spells,
The tightening in your chest.

Chin up, love.
No one can know your thoughts.
You must act like you're happy
While your heart just sits and rots.

Smile a little, love.
Let me see those pearly whites.
No one has to know
What you thought about all those nights.

Breathe for me, love.
Your pain won't be forever.
Take my hand, and I'll take yours.
We'll get through this together.

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • by Jp
  • 7 months ago

This poem hit very close to home for me. It describes how I feel almost every day.

  • by Brandon Mayes
  • 2 years ago

This is so well written. It makes me want to write. I also suffer from mental illness, and I appreciate the style and rhythm of this poem, and I hope you continue to post.

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