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. Breathe

    • By Tiffaney L. Ganci
    • Published: April 2018
    Living With Anxiety

    Panic, worry, darkness closing in around me.
    These are some of the words I could use to describe my anxiety,
    but nothing I can say could speak of its entirety,
    as I cry internally thinking I've lost my sanity.

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  3. 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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    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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  4. Another Breakdown

    Experiencing A Breakdown

    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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    This is a wonderful poem that really provides such a descriptive insight into what a person suffering from mental illness endures. I love the rhythm and rhyme of your poems and the simplicity...

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  6. 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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  7. 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 can relate to this poem because all of my close family members tell me I eat my feelings when I feel low, but they just tell me to stop. They tell me I need to know when enough is enough,...

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  8. Insane?

    • By Ophelia
    • Published: July 2012
    Poem About Schizophrenia

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

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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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  10. 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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  11. Restriction

    • By Lorena
    • Published: September 6, 2018
    The Mindset Of A Person With An Eating Disorder

    When I was fifteen I starved myself,
    hoping I could then accept myself,
    but with all the weight I dropped,
    the burning self-hate never stopped.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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    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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