Mental Illness Poems

Poems about Mental Illness

Discovering you suffer from a mental illness can be devastating. When faced with this challenge, most people work hard to pursue treatment and inform themselves about the disease. Even still, keeping a positive outlook and attempting to maintain good communication with your loved ones can become extremely challenging. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may feel deep sadness and frustration because of your illness. Such feelings are normal, and should not be repressed. In fact, expressing them to a close friend or through writing can help you to cope, and even thrive, despite your mental illness.

Poems about Anxiety and Panic Disorders


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  1. Life Is An Illusion

    • By Trisha
    • Published: July 2015
    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

    Surrounded by people yet all alone
    Trapped within this solitary zone
    A world where chaos and hate overtake
    Every bit of happiness that may try to escape

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    • Votes 316
    • Rating 4.61
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  3. Panic Attack

    Closing in all around me
    a fear I cant describe.
    All shaky and confused
    I think I'm going to die....

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    • Votes 481
    • Rating 4.56
  4. Little Schizophrenic Girl

    • By Brian E. Pardee
    • Published: September 18, 2016
    A Girl I Met At The Mental Hospital

    Little Schizophrenic Girl, heavily medicated so she can't feel the pain.
    She will never leave that hospital, never again feel snow or rain.

    Tears rolled down my cheek the very first time I looked into her blue eyes.

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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 11
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 47
    • Rating 4.55
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  6. Uninvited Guest

    • By Vicky
    • Published: October 2007

    Feel broken down, my body aches
    My heart it bleeds from past mistakes
    Can't stop the tears, they fall like rain
    The words are spinning 'round my brain...

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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 29
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 518
    • Rating 4.49
  7. Panic Disorder

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

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    • Stories 3
    • Emailed 19
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 317
    • Rating 4.49
  8. Feeling

    • By Monica J Abrica
    • Published: July 2014
    Poem About Fighting Bipolar Disorder For Children's Sake

    Life is hard to live sometimes when the light inside no longer shines.
    Everything around becomes so dark, I grab a knife to leave a mark!
    It makes me feel alive again! Replacing fear and doubts with pain!
    I hope to fill the emptiness, I fight to end my loneliness. ...

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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 21
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 201
    • Rating 4.49
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  10. Something Lost

    Depression and Anxiety

    I had it once, now it's gone
    Like a knot it's been undone
    Was once so tight, now so slack
    Happy times I wish I could have back...

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 33
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 411
    • Rating 4.48
  11. Mysterious Pain

    Poem about Anxiety Disorder

    With her head hung low
    and nowhere to go

    She can't explain...

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    • Stories 14
    • Emailed 58
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 828
    • Rating 4.48
  12. Signed, Your Mind

    • By Emma
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Anxiety And Depression

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

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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 28
    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 141
    • Rating 4.48
  13. Dad

    Poem about Struggling With A Panic Attack

    I know you may not think so
    But I'm trying really hard
    I don't do it on purpose
    I did not pick this card...

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    • Stories 3
    • Emailed 11
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 149
    • Rating 4.44

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