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  1. 21. The Fire

    I cope with my anxiety and depression by writing. Enjoy.

    The fire that rages
    from within my rib cage is
    weakening the bones
    that should make me strong.

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  2. 22. I'll Fight For Her

    • By Joshua J. Siferd
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2018

    This poem was inspired by my girlfriend. She has a disorder called borderline personality disorder, and sometimes seeing eye to eye can be hard, but no one will ever see her the way I do.

    She can be a handful.
    Yes, this is true.
    But you won't look at her
    In the ways that I do.

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  3. 23. Take A Step Back

    Things sometimes get to be too much. Just remember this.

    Take a step back,
    Learn how to breathe.
    Take a step back
    And just be.

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    This was a beautiful poem about taking control. I deeply enjoyed this, especially because at the moment, I am going under quite a large amount of stress. There is a huge exam that includes...

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  4. 24. Panic

    • By Evangeline King
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 3, 2023

    I have suffered acute panic attacks. I've been wanting to write a descriptive poem, but have found it very hard to put into words.

    One thousands beats per second
    It hammers ‘gainst my chest
    I feel it in my temples
    Tonight there’ll be no rest

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  5. 25. Finding A Voice

    • By Emily E. Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020

    This poem is about my experience with an eating disorder from when it took over my mind to when I recovered -- this was six years, from when I was 12 to 18. The poem is a raw depiction of some of the struggles that I had emotionally, in particular the scared child that I was, being controlled by the much stronger voice of my eating disorder. Being unable to talk about and express what was happening and how I felt was one of the worst things about it, so I have tried to express that through my poem.

    I scream, yet I am not heard.
    I try to talk, but my mouth won't open.
    I am not myself anymore,
    but I can tell that to no one.

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  6. 26. Broken

    • By Tonya
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    Suffering from PTSD can be difficult at times. It takes a special kind of person to understand how to handle someone who tends to fall into "a dark place" and re-lives traumatic experiences. Lucky for me, I found that person almost 7 years ago and am so grateful to have him at my side when I need him the most. Thank you for loving me and never feeling that I'm just too broken!

    If I turned around and walked away, would you notice I'm gone?
    Would you even care?
    When you look at me, do you see the smile on my face,
    Or do you see the tears I fight to hold inside?

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    Beautifully written right from the heart. Carry on telling people how you feel; don't keep things bottled up like my son did. Unfortunately, he's no longer with us. See my poem, "Jonathan's...

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  7. 27. Dad

    I wrote this poem when I was upset with my dad. He didn't understand that I was trying my best not to have another panic attack, and when I did, I tried as hard as I could to come out of it. But he didn't understand. He didn't see my point.

    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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    My father is the type of person who does not "believe" in mental illnesses. I have always looked for help from an adult, but he always shoots it down. I deal with very critical anxiety and...

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  8. 28. Life Is An Illusion

    • By Trisha
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    Suicide has always been a haunting ghost in my mind. An easy way out or great escape? I have battled the fight most of my life. I actually wrote this after cutting my wrist in a mental hospital. But it has become one of my favorites. Mainly because I was willing to take my last breath but instead was given more life. It isn't intended to promote suicide but to give insight into the mind of someone who has contemplated it. Good vs evil. Heaven and hell. 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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    I was moved by this poem because I believe left alone with your own thoughts can be suicidal. You can feel like you are not a part of the human race. That you are only existing. But I've come...

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  9. 29. Something Lost

    Depression, anxiety and mind a mess

    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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  10. 30. Suicide Note

    • By Stephen K. Treharne
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 13, 2021

    My poem is about my attempted suicide, which happened in 1996. I took 400 sleeping tablets and remained in a coma for 4 weeks. At the time, I was suffering from mental illness due to post traumatic stress disorder because my memories of being raped at nine years old were beginning to affect my ability to live a normal life. I became stuck in the psychiatric system for many years. My life became unrecognizable.

    A tortured mind for twenty years,
    now I write my final words of life.
    Every line soaked with
    sorrowed ink; I cannot hide how

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  11. 31. Little Schizophrenic Girl

    I've been to the mental hospital on five different occasions. I believe the third or fourth time I met the girl I wrote this poem about. I'm not sure we ever spoke verbally, but like those of us who are mentally ill, her eyes communicated what her voice could not.

    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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    It's so true. My daughter had 28 hospital admissions in her short battle with mental illness. I lived through as much of those 13 years as I could as I couldn't abandon her or stop hoping for...

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  12. 32. Panic Attack

    My name is Brittany, and I suffer from panic disorder, which stops me from doing regular things. I can't go into a store or car, for example, without having a panic attack. I write a lot of poetry so I thought I'd share this with you describing how I feel when I have one.

    Closing in all around me,
    a fear I can't describe.
    All shaky and confused,
    I think I'm going to die.

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    I'm Rose, I'm only 14, and have suffered from severe anxiety and social anxiety since I was around 10. For the past 2 years I've suffered from depression, this poem literally lit up my heart....

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  13. 33. Lie Out Loud

    I cry alone
    But dance in crowds
    I whisper truth
    But lie out loud

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    I absolutely love this poem. I do like to over analyze some poetry, but this poem could mean so much. This poem really touched my heart. I know how it feels to be there but not actually be...

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  14. 34. 2 People In 1 Body

    I am a teenage girl, and I feel a bit confused as to who I am. I have so many different personalities, and I find it difficult to express myself. I see a psychiatrist, and he said to write a poem about how I feel, so I did!

    she is so similar, yet different in every way
    I look in the mirror and we're identical
    yet inside tells a different story
    at times she is my best friend

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  15. 35. The Night Is The Hardest

    • By Jessica Sturgeon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018

    I suffer with anxiety and depression. During the nighttime these conditions worsen. During a particularly bad night I wrote how I was feeling to deal with these issues.

    Feelings of unrelenting sorrow and fear wash over me like a wave crashing on a shore,
    Painful nostalgia for younger days and panic for the ones to come,
    Reminiscing on days and feelings I can never get back,
    Needing to feel close to someone to pull me back from this ledge,

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  16. 36. Living With OCD

    • By GeorgeH4rt
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018

    I lived with depression and OCD for a few years, and during that time I was suicidal. Now I'm free from it. It still lives in me, but it's not in control of me. I thought I'd write a poem for people to understand just a little bit of how OCD works on the mind.

    O.C.D., those evil eyes that stare at me,
    That bully in my head,
    Obsession, obsession, obsession,
    Is all that can be said.

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  17. 37. Worry Is The Game

    • By Tiff W
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    This is my daily struggle. It's really quite unbearable.

    I sit here and feel so alone.
    Things in my mind broken.
    Home doesn't feel like home.

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    This hit deeply. I suffer from so many mental health problems. I seem to be declining now. I'm lower than I have ever been. This poem put it in perspective and words I can't figure out that I...

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  18. 38. 2 Hours

    Anxiety is a demon most can't see. Every time I left the house I would have constant panic attacks until I returned. This poem is about the first two hours of a day. I refer to Anxiety as a demon because they are similar in many ways. It's impossible to understand the feeling of your own mind turning on you until it happens. Medication can cure symptoms or create them. My Agoraphobia was the result of a particular combination of medications. When I was taken off one, my symptoms went away.

    Anxiety rips me out of my sleep, a shock to my system like a bucket of ice water.
    I open my eyes to see a demon hovering near the ceiling; fighting it will lead to my slaughter.

    These demons cover the Earth like the oxygen we can't see.

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  19. 39. Eyes Shut To The Obvious

    • By Mona K
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015

    I wrote this at a time when food restriction had taken over my life, and although I am not anorexic, I feel that it accurately describes the obsession and destruction that comes with anorexia.

    It's what I think about every minute of the day,
    In the car, during physics; "It's dangerous," they say.
    In the morning, at school, in the bathroom, in bed,
    "You'll fail. You're a failure," is all my mind said.

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  20. 40. Finding Peace

    • By John Baumgartner
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016

    I am a veteran of the Iraq war. I received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. I was diagnosed with PTSD after my return and have been struggling with it every sense. I wrote this just to try and make people understand.

    Turmoil covers my eyes and my heart.
    It never leaves me in day or dark.
    Combat changed me to this way.
    Hate and death seem to be with me to stay.

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