Hallucinations and voices.
I think I'm seeing
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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Poem About Schizophrenia
Insane?Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
Just like a ghost
I drift through the days
Trying for reason
Thinking of ways....Featured Shared Story
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,...
Poem About Almost Losing Everything
I can't be fixed.
But I won't be missed.Featured Shared Story
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...
Poem About Social Anxiety
I'm miserable because of you,
making plans and not following through.
Featured Shared Story
I love this poem but wished it were longer and it was actually like you were having a conversation with anxiety. Nevertheless, this is an amazing poem and so relatable.
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.Featured Shared Story
I understand completely how you feel. I can't count how many times I've been to the doctor because of anxiety and I was "fine." The only advice I can give you is that if you find something to...
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,Featured Shared Story
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...
Poem About Living A Double Life
Hello there, it's me.
Bright, sarcastic, light-hearted me
Agonized, bloody, messed-up me.
My friends come - there's no short on my social life.Featured Shared Story
I love this so much. As a twenty-year-old in college, struggling with anxiety and depression, I related to this so much. People do not understand that I have anxiety and depression because I...
It's not an addiction,
Really it's not.
But that mirror,
It's a source of affliction.Featured Shared Story
I have also struggled with my eating, and I loved the way you depicted anorexia through your imagery. I loved your stanzas about the scales and the mirror. With an eating disorder, no matter...
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