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. 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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  3. 2. Deep Down The Sea, Far From Shore

    • By Ledia H. Mehdi
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 6, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Picking seashells to put on sand castles
    And swimming in the water near the shore
    She's the happiest girl you've seen before
    Always smiling, shining her light

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    • Rating 4.32
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    This poem really hit home. It was very comforting in a way, knowing that I'm not the only one that feels this way. I could relate a lot to the words, especially "you think she's the happiest...

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  5. 3. 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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    • Rating 4.60
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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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  6. 4. 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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    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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  7. 5. Tiauna

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

    She couldn't help but realize
    That she was slowly starting to change.
    Maybe it was the look hidden in her eyes
    Or her actions becoming so strange.

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    I can relate to you. My best friend was going through the same thing.

  8. 6. 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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    • 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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  9. 7. 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 4.56
  10. 8. 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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    • Favorited 64
    • Votes 214
    • 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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  11. 9. All I Feel Is Darkness

    • By Lindsay
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Darkness closes in around me
    As I lay my head to sleep,
    Thinking of the sadness that I weep.
    Every tear shed is a fear forgotten.

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    • Rating 4.30
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    I'm her, but I'm not. I am the one who walks in the halls with a smile and a giggle...but i'm not. The girl who was so sure of her future, the girl who would sneak the sun inside for a short...

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  12. 10. The Beginning

    • By Blackrose7
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    He whispered to her one day, Depression did.
    She was just reading in her room when
    He creeped up and whispered in her ear,
    "No one loves you."

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    • Rating 4.36
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    This is very well written. The message here can also be associated with any addiction. It's just how it works. You shut it out for ages, you struggle every day, then when you're not on your...

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  13. 11. 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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    • 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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  14. 12. 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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    • Rating 4.63
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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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  15. 13. No More

    • By Caroline
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016 with permission of the Author.

    My eyes are heavy,
    My mind is sore.
    I don't think
    I can take this anymore.

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    • Rating 4.32
  16. 14. Master Of Disguise

    • By Lkglauren
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2016 with permission of the Author.

    She is skillful at deceiving.
    No one even has a clue.
    Her pretty words are weaving
    Throughout the souls of me and you,

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    • Votes 83
    • Rating 4.52
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    Hey,
    I understand how you feel. It's really sad when people don't notice. Sometimes, I need a hug, but there's no one to give me the hug, so, I hug myself and tell myself it's going to be...

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  17. 15. Chasing Sunsets

    • By Natalie Grace
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 50
    • Votes 273
    • Rating 4.45
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    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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  18. 16. 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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    • Rating 4.58
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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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  19. 17. Indescribable

    • By Mack
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2015 with permission of the Author.

    The burning hate,
    so severe, everlasting,
    the hate you take every day,
    that you absorb,

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    • Votes 53
    • Rating 3.96
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    I am very touched by this poem . I have favored it and I will show it to others if asked about depression. Thank you!

  20. 18. I Promise

    • By Rianna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015 with permission of the Author.

    There is a girl
    She used to live a lie
    She used to cry
    You wonder why

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    • Rating 4.11
  21. 19. 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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    • Votes 2299
    • 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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  22. 20. The Happy Girl

    • By Abigail Hetherington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    She is happy and friendly,
    People say every day.
    Shy but happy,
    And loving, they say.

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 510
    • Favorited 36
    • Votes 185
    • Rating 4.58
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    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...

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