Depression Poems by Teens

Depression Poems by Teens

Painful Poems About Teenage Depression

Depression has become an epidemic amongst the teen population. Some of its prevalence can be blamed on hormonal changes as a teenager matures. However, a primary trigger for depression in teenagers is sadness felt as a result of struggling to get to know one's self and new intense feelings which are being felt for the first time.

40 Poems abut Fighting Depression

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  1. 1. I'm Tired


    • By Kristen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I'm tired.
    Tired of the constancy,
    the constancy of judgment.
    Tired of hiding,

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    I lived in an abusive household for the first nine years of my life. Suffering sexual assault, beatings, starvation, all at the hands of the people who were supposed to protect me. When I was...

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  3. 2. You Don't Understand


    • By Alkiera
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011 with permission of the Author.

    You don't understand,
    you never do.
    I try to explain,
    but I can't get through to you.

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I, too, lost my father in an accident, so I guess I can relate in some way.. But I'm not claiming to completely understand how you feel. Only you know...

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  5. 3. Another Breakdown


    • By Shaydee A. Ault
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018 with permission of the Author.

    It's hard when you're always lying,
    Always hiding the way you feel.
    Losing your sight on truthful words,
    Forgetting what is real.

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    • Rating 4.48
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    Thanks for writing this touching poem! I have struggled my way through so many things that nobody ever cared to ask me about. I had a very troubling childhood and I still suffer from it. The...

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  6. 4. Her Habit


    • By Rachel
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2013 with permission of the Author.

    It controls her.
    She can't stop it.
    It's a constant battle.
    She can't drop it.

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    My story isn't as complex or as pain-filled as most of yours but i'm really happy that someone finally wrote a poem about self harm that explains that it's not a choice we make but rather a...

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  7. 5. I'm The One To Blame


    • By Rayne
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016 with permission of the Author.

    I smile and laugh wildly, having fun with my friends.
    They don't know what huge lie I have to pretend.
    To my friends, I'm the funny girl who's so full of life.
    They don't know how many times I'd held a bloody knife.

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    They say "be happy." Do you really think I want to be happy? I do, but the cruel people in the world hate me. I try and try and try. But I always just let go. All my friends are so happy...

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  8. 6. Wretched Monster

    • By Shattered Mirror
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2017 with permission of the Author.

    What should I say, how should I feel?
    Wretched Monster, tell me what's real.
    Can you not see you're causing problems?
    No matter what you do, you can't solve them.

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    • Rating 4.59
  9. 7. I'm Depressed

    • By Bethany Ashley
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2011 with permission of the Author.

    People say chin up,
    But I just feel like giving up.
    People say smile and it will all go away,
    But I feel like crying each day.

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    I stumble trying to speak. My mind talks to me. I'm alive but not present in my life. I try to say, "I'm fine," but I'm never truly fine. I like to be alone so I can bare my thoughts, but...

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  10. 8. I'm Dying On The Inside

    • By Ashley
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    You see a smile on the outside,
    But that's all you can see.
    What if tears run down my face on the inside?

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    This is my poem of the day because I feel the same way. My boyfriend and I were going through drama, and he think it's okay for him not to say how I feel about it, but it hurts me deep inside...

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  11. 9. Suicidal Temptations

    • By Desaray Machinine
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Shattered soul, tattered mind.
    The way back is what I hope to find.
    Broken dreams lost without a trace.
    Lately I've been feeling a little out of place.

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    • Votes 450
    • Rating 4.37
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    Everyone is beautiful. I'm sorry if something made you feel like you weren't. I can connect with the poem for reasons I don't care to name, but I'm glad you said something. I can't convince...

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  12. 10. Withholding

    • By Anthony L. Maulucci
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    I learned to hold my breath in me
    'Til my blue face blended in with the sea

    Classroom of students in rows, front to back

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    • Rating 4.29
  13. 11. My Room, Dark Black

    • By Anonymous
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012 with permission of the Author.

    my room, dark black
    my nightmares come back
    my past, won't leave me
    I need someone to free me

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    I can relate to this poem a lot. My best friend killed himself last year in December, and I regret not being a better friend because I feel like I could have saved him if I had tried hard...

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  14. 12. The Monster

    • By Katie Q. McKee
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017 with permission of the Author.

    If I showed my true colors, what would society think?
    Would they laugh, show pity, or read the ink?

    I'm exhausted from smiling every single day

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    • Votes 1089
    • Rating 4.69
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    I love this poem. It touches every emotion you feel when you’re depressed. I have suffered from depression for a long time and have been hiding behind a mask. I go to school every day with a...

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  15. 13. Who They Wanted Her To Be

    • By Mn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2014 with permission of the Author.

    She took a deep breath.
    She counted to three,
    A picture in her head
    Of who they wanted me to be.

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    • Stories 19
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    • Favorited 353
    • Votes 2297
    • Rating 4.63
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    I love this poem, truly touching. It's painfully frustrating how many poems of depression ends up suddenly hopeful or slightly better, always out on a 'good' note where they end up feeling...

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  16. 14. The Mask

    • By Kasi
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I'm great, fine, spectacular. In a way
    I relish every night, and I live every day.
    I live, I laugh, I write, I sing.
    I wonder what the new days will bring.

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    • Rating 4.61
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    Yeah, I know depression sucks. I put on a mask, and when I get home I break down, wanting to die. It hurts going through school pretending to be okay, and when someone asks if you're okay,...

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  17. 15. Lost

    • By Thalia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    What do you call it when all you feel is pain?
    When your loved ones look at you and all you feel is shame?
    When you're tired of living and playing this game?
    When you know your life is meaningless and you're the only one to blame?

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    • Votes 2930
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    Sadly, nowadays that's how a good bit of the world's population describes how they feel and the thoughts on their emotional state about their life in general. It's sad. It's NOT you it's...

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  18. 16. The Girl In The Corner

    • By Kaylee Everhaert
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    There is a girl who sits in the corner.
    Her heart is crying out.
    There are people all around her,
    But no one seems to hear her shout.

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    • Votes 1286
    • Rating 4.71
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    Hi Kaylee,
    You have no idea how much help your poem, your expression of your own pain, is bringing to all these other people who share in how you feel. Writing and poetry were always a way...

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  19. 17. I'll Keep It Hidden

    • By Miika
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2010 with permission of the Author.

    My world is falling, crumbling apart,
    life is meaningless, and that's just the start.

    My heart's so sore, I can feel it breaking,

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    • Stories 55
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    I am the parent of a 16 year old son who took his own life. Please hear me out. You're not alone. You should tell someone. We parents care more than you know. When a teen takes their life, it...

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  20. 18. What Really Goes On?

    • By Emmi Hayes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013 with permission of the Author.

    We all have a friend
    Who's silver and shines
    It pierces our skin
    And draws the red lines

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    • Votes 905
    • Rating 4.65
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    My name is Bella but I have changed it to Shadow. I am 14 years old and have just started cutting during this Coronavirus pandemic. I have never had any friends, and the few I had before this...

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  21. 19. Happy Girl

    • By Anjali Velani
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017 with permission of the Author.

    When you look at me,
    What do you see?
    Do you glimpse a happy girl,
    Or do you see the real me?

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    • Stories 2
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    • Favorited 64
    • Votes 213
    • Rating 4.60
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    Heart touching poem. I've suffered from severe depression since I was 12. I am 15 now, and I understand how it feels. It might be different as well. Most presume males don't go through this,...

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  22. 20. The Shell

    I know so many people,
    But do they know me?
    They recognize the face,
    but that's all they ever see.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 141
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    This really touched me because this describes me almost perfectly. I am someone who has to hide who I am, and there was only one person I didn't have to hide myself with. That person sadly...

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