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.
62 Poems abut Fighting Depression
It's hard when you're always lying,
Always hiding the way you feel.
Losing your sight on truthful words,
Forgetting what is real.Featured Shared Story
Thank you for writing this poem. I am an adult who has smiled my way through many struggles. Until recently I thought something was wrong with me, not like mental illness but something really...
2. Her Habit
It controls her.
She can't stop it.
It's a constant battle.
She can't drop it.Featured Shared Story
I used to self-harm. I am 13 years old now and still do it sometimes. It is hard sometimes, but every time I feel like doing it, I think about my cousin, Evelynn, and friend, Zachary, and...
You don't understand,
you never do.
I try to explain,
but I can't get through to you.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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6. I'm Tired
Tired of the constancy,
the constancy of judgment.
Tired of hiding,Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
You see a smile on the outside,
But that's all you can see.
What if tears run down my face on the inside?
Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
my room, dark black
my nightmares come back
my past, won't leave me
I need someone to free meFeatured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
12. The Happy Girl
She is happy and friendly,
People say every day.
Shy but happy,
And loving, they say.Featured Shared Story
My name is Cherzel. I'm turning 18 this year. I have been suffering with depression and anxiety for four years now - ever since my childhood best friend back-stabbed my family and my dad got...
13. The Monster
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 dayFeatured Shared Story
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...
14. Happy Girl
When you look at me,
What do you see?
Do you glimpse a happy girl,
Or do you see the real me?Featured Shared Story
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,...
15. The Mask
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.Featured Shared Story
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,...
She took a deep breath.
She counted to three,
A picture in her head
Of who they wanted me to be.Featured Shared Story
This poem breaks my heart and soul. I am hurting in my heart for you, but also for my own daughter. After several years of living in complete misery and isolation, my children and myself are...
17. The Shell
I know so many people,
But do they know me?
They recognize the face,
but that's all they ever see.Featured Shared Story
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...
18. Nobody Knows
Nobody knows how different I am
The outside of me is not afraid
Not full of pain, or even ashamed
I smile and all of those ignorant fools believeFeatured Shared Story
Death, pain, sorrow, these are the things that most of us know. Very few of us know what true love is like or have even had a first kiss, yet we've all felt pain, or is it just me who feels...
Is anybody out there?
Is anybody listening?
The words from my mouth are silent,
But my tears scream your name.Featured Shared Story
To tell you the truth, I never thought that such people depressed like me exist. Well, my depression started when I started my high school. The cutting started, then came suicidal...
20. Chasing Sunsets
Having depression and anxiety is like being thrown into a raging, surging ocean
When you don't know how to swim.
Meanwhile, the whole world expects you to keep swimming forward,
To keep excelling and moving onward in this thing called life.Featured Shared Story
I am 17 years old and have been struggling with depression and anxiety for six years. The people who notice don't care enough to help me get help. I would love just for a day to get a...
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