STOP Suicide Poems

Poems about Suicide and Depression

When a family member commits suicide, the entire family is plunged into confusion and grief. Life is instinctually valued by all of life's creatures. Even a blade of grass or flower fights for the privilege of life. When someone close to you voluntarily ends their lives, your entire value system is thrown into question. Family members may also be consumed with guilt, thinking that they somehow should have seen the signs that led to the individual's suicide. Group therapy with others who have experienced this trauma as well as individual therapy may be necessary to help cope.

Poetry for Suicidal Depression


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  1. My Best Friends Departure

    • By Carina Spencer
    • Published: November 2011
    Grieving Cousin's Suicide

    I jumped, you caught me.
    I laughed, you joked.
    I was down, you picked me up.
    I crumbled, you glued me back together.

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    I love this poem, especially, "You crumbled, I had no glue."

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  3. A Silent War

    • By Lisa Miktuk
    • Published: February 2010
    Letter From Daughter To Dad Who Committed Suicide

    Leaving us without word, nothing left to say,
    Mom and me are never going to forget that day.
    Something must have hurt so bad and I simply turned my back,
    There's so many things I want to say, but it seems the right words I lack.

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    I hope you are finding peace. I'm a father of two boys, both a little older than you were at the time. I've struggled with depression and despair as well. I've often though about ending my...

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  4. That Girl

    Dad Doesn't Love Me

    Forever feeling her life is dying
    But the doctors keep on lying.
    "Your daughter will be fine,
    Just give her some time."...

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    OMG, same. My parents are divorced and I don't know what's wrong with my dad. He buys me the most expensive stuff but treats me like crap.

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  6. Goodbye Mum

    • By Pat
    • Published: April 2011

    Dear mum,
    This is your son,
    I am writing this to you,
    To tell you I'm done....

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    I am like this. I can't act like I am fine. My mum wouldn't understand me or anything I do. I can't tell her. I can't anyone.

  7. This Is For The Best

    • By Coty Hoggle
    • Published: February 2008
    Too Much Pressure In Life

    one sad cold night
    a boy sat in his chair
    picked up a gun
    as he ran his fingers through his hair...

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    This poem touched me in a way. I, too, attempted suicide by my prescription pills meant for helping me with anger, pain, and hurt through my childhood. The worst part I'm trying to deal with...

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  8. The Fight

    My bodies cold
    lips are blue
    why did I do this because of you?

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    Never let a man treat you like crap. Please get away from that guy. You one day will find someone who will treat you like you should be treated. Be strong. I know it is hard. If ever you feel...

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  10. The Man She Could Never Have

    • By Jude Gurr
    • Published: February 2010
    How Could You?

    I'll walk down the aisle all alone
    No ones there they all went home

    I see the coffin I see your face...

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    I was searching for a way to help my best friend. She tried to take her own life. I thought it was just because of her parents' divorce, but I read this poem and the comments and I spoke to...

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  11. Troubled Heart

    The moment you took your life
    I felt mine ended too.
    If I could only turn back time
    there's so much I would undo....

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  12. Why Dad Did You Choose Suicide?

    • By Christina M. Butz
    • Published: February 2006

    Why Dad,
    Why did you chose to die?
    You left no note and me with why?
    You thought you were doing what was best and right....

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    Thank you for writing the poem. I lost my dad to suicide, and this is a beautifully written poem.

  13. How I Feel

    • By Lyn
    • Published: June 2007

    Sometimes I just wish, I could run away and hide.
    No matter where I go though, these feelings stay inside.
    How can I stay here and live each day a lie,
    When all I want to do is close my eyes and die?

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    I have periods of depression. Just this morning, I had missed half of my first hour from crying in the office. I have trust issues and a good reason for it. I used to self-harm, but my family...

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