Mental Illness Poem

Anxiety And Depression

I suffer from anxiety and depression, so I thought I would put some of my feeling into this poem. I have friends who suffer from this also and say they can relate. I would love to hear if you feel like you can relate to this feeling also. Thanks for reading.

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I am 13 years old and I have anxiety and depression. Being a teenage girl is scary enough. Imagine sitting in bed every night rethinking your whole life and worrying about things that don't...

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Where Am I?

Christine G. McCloskey © more by Christine G. McCloskey

Published: October 17, 2019

Is there anyone there
to help me see,
help me remember,
remember to be me?

For I feel like now
I am someone else,
and I need some help
to find myself.

Sometimes my thoughts
might drift away
with the empty look
I may portray.

You think I'm doing nothing,
but I'm doing my best
to put my busy mind
to rest.

Always so tired
trying to find the strength
and keeping my loved ones
at arm's-length.

Never wanting
my family to see
that a once happy woman
has turned into me.

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  • Katie Frantz by Katie Frantz
  • 4 months ago

I am 13 years old and I have anxiety and depression. Being a teenage girl is scary enough. Imagine sitting in bed every night rethinking your whole life and worrying about things that don't exist or things that don't even affect you but in some way it does. My best friend struggles with anxiety and I hate seeing her go through it. Every night I pray to God to takae her anxiety demons away and give them to me. I can fight them if she is strong and here with me. Give me her pain. Let her be free.

  • Liv123 by Liv123
  • 1 year ago

I strongly relate to this poem. I have generalized anxiety disorder and depression, and this poem pretty much sums up what it's like every day for me and people like me.

  • Alejandra Guevara by Alejandra Guevara
  • 1 year ago

I want to say thank you for writing this poem. It hit home with me and I am sure many others.

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