Teen Mental Illness Poems

Poems about Mental Illness by Teenagers

We live in a world where many illnesses that society once considered shameful are now openly discussed and accepted. Unfortunately, mental illness seems to still carry a certain stigma, a stigma that prevents many sufferers from seeking out help. Sufferers are completely powerless over their illness, yet many people try to make them feel guilty for having it, as if it were a choice. The result is often family problems and loss of friendship. We must remember, people suffering from mental illness need to feel accepted and loved more than anything. It is up to each and every one of us to stop the stigma.

Poetry about the Stigma of Mental Illness

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  1. Restless Nights

    • By Pete Sciarrino
    • Published: March 2014
    Poem About Almost Losing Everything

    I'm breaking;
    I can't be fixed.
    I'm missing,
    But I won't be missed.

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    • Stories 4
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    • Favorited 40
    • Votes 362
    • Rating 4.63
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    You write from a place of recognizing that all has gone wrong, but this is only so everything can go right again. I have been through this place, and it is a very common, valid, and HUMAN...

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  3. The Pit

    Struggling With Depression Yet Refusing To Give Up

    I sit alone in the dark.
    The sun is shining, birds chirping, children playing,
    But all that surrounds me is darkness.
    Every time someone says, "Cheer up,"

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    • Shares 109
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 148
    • Rating 4.55
  4. Insane?

    • By Ophelia
    • Published: July 2012
    Poem About Schizophrenia

    Insane?
    Hallucinations and voices.
    I think I'm seeing
    Something now....

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    • Stories 10
    • Shares 62
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 236
    • Rating 4.51
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    My son recently told me about the voices. He's been self medicating in hopes they'll go away. My parents were super critical and I could hear the words over and over, and I mistakenly thought...

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  6. Depression

    • By Hayley
    • Published: January 2012

    Just like a ghost
    I drift through the days
    Trying for reason
    Thinking of ways....

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    • Stories 4
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    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 210
    • Rating 4.46
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    I love your poem. I'm a teen girl battling depression and eating disorders, and it makes me smile to see a poem that conveys my feelings in such a raw way. It often seems like nobody sees how...

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  7. Dearest Routine

    Hitting Herself

    Lost
    I feel lost
    It has become a routine
    At night, in a dark, small room, a scared girl is struggling with her own emotions...

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 64
    • Rating 4.45
  8. Monster In The Dark

    • By Tony O.
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem About Life And Living With Depression

    Sometimes life is too dark, there's no light.
    I can't decide what's wrong or right.
    While this beating heart falls out of sight,
    I'm starting to lose my will to fight,

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 76
    • Rating 4.45
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    Hi I'm Aeon, I know what it's like being diagnosed with severe depression, I was at the age of 6 and continue to battle the hardships today as I am 15 years old. I used to do very hard drugs...

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  10. Screams Drag Me Under

    Depression

    This can't be real
    This pain I feel
    I'm in a dark cave
    All alone never to be saved...

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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 80
    • Rating 4.44
  11. 2 People In 1 Body

    Poem About Multiple Personalities

    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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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 42
    • Rating 4.43
  12. My Reflection

    • By Syd W.
    • Published: August 2011
    Poem About Bulimia

    Mirror oh mirror
    You're ruining my life
    You make me go into
    The kitchen and grab......

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 78
    • Rating 4.37
  13. Living A Suicide

    • By Joanna
    • Published: October 2012

    I can do nothing
    Cause I'm good at nothing
    I just sit and watch
    As others succeed...

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    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 57
    • Rating 4.37

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