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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    Beautiful. Stunning. Intelligent. Different. Kind.
    Just from reading your poem, I can tell you are all of those things and more. I don't need to see your face or hear your voice or touch...

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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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    • Rating 4.54
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  4. Insane?

    • By Ophelia
    • Published: July 2012
    Poem About Schizophrenia

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

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    • Rating 4.51
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    I loved this poem. I am using it for a performance poetry piece in drama. If I were you I would cut it at blurry and dark because they are two separate stories.

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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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    I know what it's like to take medicine but nothing changes because the medicine cant change people around you and your situation, I don't even know what it's for. Same with eating disorders...

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  7. 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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    • Rating 4.46
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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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  8. 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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  10. Screams Drag Me Under


    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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    I loved some of the phrases you used. This definitely inspired my newest artwork!

  11. Dearest Routine

    Hitting Herself

    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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    • Rating 4.40
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  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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  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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