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Mental Illness Poems | Poems About Mental Illness

Mental Illness Poems. Below are examples of poems about mental illness. This list of poetry about mental illness is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of mental illness poems or a list of mental illness poetry. These examples show what mental illness poems look like. There is also a link below to the definition of mental illness and a page where you can discuss these types of poems.

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Not The Bird McGreavy, Maureen Rhyme mental illness, metaphor,
Mania Michaels, John Lanterne anxiety, confusion, crazy, how mental illness,
Mania Kramer, Dina Free verse mental illness, psychological,
Addiction Echols, Blic Rhyme abuse, addiction, anger, drug, mental illness, spoken word,
Premium Member Poem Growing Competing Anxieties Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse anti bullying, anxiety, games, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem Good Faith and Bad Seeds Dillenbeck, Gerald Prose Poetry fear, gospel, health, integrity, mental illness, paradise,
Premium Member Poem Mania Loo, Laura Rhyme mental illness,
A School For Inmates Goldstein, Nicholas Free verse abuse, education, longing, mental illness, teen,
Premium Member Poem Clinomania and Me: A love poem Raynes, Lewis Quatrain mental illness,
The Vagrant Deeny, Shay Dramatic monologue angst, corruption, discrimination, mental illness, poverty, solitude,
1-800-273-8255 macleish, maddie Prose anti bullying, bullying, inspirational, mental illness, suicide,
Temptation Hansen, Shannon Dramatic monologue addiction, courage, deep, depression, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem Interpreting Dreams and Nightmares Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse dream, education, health, humanity, mental illness, mentor, psychological,
Premium Member Poem MIND WARP Vacek, Michael Haiku addiction, confusion, depression, fear, mental illness,
Taking a stand Echols, Blic Rhyme addiction, cheer up, depression, mental illness, suicide, teen,
Premium Member Poem One Poet's Advice Elliott, Regina Limerick mental illness,
Butterfly Affect Tamilin, David ABC mental illness,
Submersion Connections Tamilin, David ABC mental illness,
Daniel's Song Tamilin, David ABC addiction, depression, introspection, mental illness,
Knightress rodriguez, melissa I do not know? anxiety, dark, depression, feelings, mental illness, sad,
A Place to Stand Hornak, Dakota Free verse abuse, anxiety, art, depression, mental illness, poems,
pixel blood Senft, Ashlea Rhyme analogy, dark, humanity, life, mental illness, metaphor, society,
World Mental Health Day Sami, Mubarika Couplet mental illness, prejudice, voice,
The Combat Medic Marinelli, Rocco I do not know? anger, anxiety, death, mental illness, military, psychological,
Premium Member Poem This Is Feminist Us Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse anger, fear, humor, integrity, mental illness, military, psychological,
rooted compulsive obsession with hair harris, MATTHEW Narrative anxiety, confusion, fun, funny, mental illness, nonsense,
My Mind is Sick Huxley, Rebecca Free verse mental illness,
Premium Member Poem 7 Reasons To Not Talk Gun Control Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse america, humor, integrity, mental illness, patriotic, peace,
Phoenix geiger, roseann Free verse allegory, child, conflict, dark, mental illness, strength, stress,
Premium Member Poem Wind Whispering Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse happiness, health, humor, integrity, mental illness, peace,
Premium Member Poem Social Climbing Jacob's Ladder Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse culture, health, humor, integrity, mental illness, science,
Premium Member Poem A Plate of Disorder Shaw, Kevin Rhyme anger, confusion, food, mental illness, satire, symbolism,
Paranoid Schizophrenia Jones, Jessica Rhyme child abuse, childhood, confusion, mental illness, sorrow,
Self raising sun Tones, Raven Light Poetry absence, anger, goodbye, mental illness, mother,
Subliminal Perception jones, aunna Rhyme bio, deep, feelings, identity, mental illness, truth,
Premium Member Poem Another lonely night without you Hamilton, John Lyric heartbreak, how i feel, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON Harris, Michael E. Narrative anxiety, confusion, earth, horror, mental illness, perspective, prayer,
The Image JORDAN, JANENE Rhyme mental illness, sad,
No Bigger Than A Baritone Horn - part 1 and a half harris, MATTHEW Free verse endurance, health, identity, introspection, mental illness, teenage,
A tribute to Jason Harrington, Lori Rhyme anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, mental illness, suicide,
Red Streaks Li Su, Kay Free verse abuse, anxiety, art, color, mental illness, pain, red,
Premium Member Poem Kaleidoscope Of Hope Daniel, Jo Rhyme devotion, hope, husband, mental illness, wife,
War Chapman, Clifford Free verse mental illness, society, war,
BIPOLAR Hess, Jennifer Rhyme anxiety, confusion, courage, depression, mental illness,
Melancholy Johnson, Susan Acrostic cry, fear, heartbroken, mental illness, youth,
Siren Song Nixon, Naomi I do not know? mental illness, mythology, suicide,
Premium Member Poem Brother Ferrett, Stephen Rhyme anxiety, brother, depression, family, mental illness, sad,
Premium Member Poem Move away leave him alone he is not right Ferrett, Stephen Rhyme confusion, depression, discrimination, emotions, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem I've lost my aura Ferrett, Stephen Free verse angst, conflict, depression, feelings, mental illness, prejudice,
Healing touch Sinha-Roy, Subimal Tanka mental illness, moon, sky,
VOICES Ellis, Susan Rhyme mental illness, voice,
Premium Member Poem Translation of Eric Mottram's KRIM: Autobiography to September 1989- II by T Wignesan Wignesan, T Free verse america, angst, drug, emotions, mental illness,
Bulimia Nervosa Jones, Jessica Rhyme body, deep, depression, image, mental illness, self, sorrow,
Premium Member Poem Seed of destruction mcdaid, liam Political Verse abortion, anti bullying, bereavement, mental illness, war,
Scars JORDAN, JANENE Rhyme mental illness, sad,
The shore JORDAN, JANENE Rhyme mental illness,
Lunatic Kashmala Kiran, Aliza Free verse blessing, emotions, encouraging, faith, mental illness,
Illusions of War O'Neill, Hayden Limerick mental illness, peace, rights,
Premium Member Poem I Write White, Darren Free verse mental illness, poetry, words,
Godzilla Kurova, Eden Free verse anger, child abuse, childhood, mental illness, mom, mother,
The Weirdness John, Andrew Free verse deep, depression, emotions, how mental illness, sister,
Premium Member Poem The EgoTherapist Session Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse earth, health, humanity, humor, mental illness, muse, music,
SHATTERED Harris, Anita Senryu depression, heartbroken, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem DARK TIMES Gauthier, Line Verse mental illness, pain, stress,
Creative writing Bradley, Christom Free verse mental illness, pain, suicide,
Premium Member Poem Whitney 2 Weathered Connell, Carol Verse anxiety, crazy, farewell, imagery, mental illness,
As much as I Buchanan, Sofia Free verse blue, courage, depression, emotions, mental illness, strength,
Premium Member Poem Positive mental attitude Alexander, Gordon Free verse addiction, depression, health, life, mental illness, military, strength,
How to End What Never Began Kurova, Eden Concrete confusion, depression, mental illness, philosophy, suicide,
Premium Member Poem The edge of reason Hamilton, John Sonnet confusion, crazy, how i mental illness, wife,
ALMA MATER---SENIOR HIGH San Martin, Isabel Free verse mental illness, school, society,
I statement Torres, Jessica I do not know? mental illness, suicide,
STUCK ---------- contest entry Webster, Jack Rhyme absence, abuse, animal, dark, mental illness,
message Senft, Ashlea I do not know? destiny, fate, how i mental illness, society, world,
Premium Member Poem Thinking and Therefore Becoming Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse caregiving, education, health, love, mental illness, philosophy, psychological,
biohazard Senft, Ashlea Lyric angel, depression, love, mental illness, sad love,
greetings Senft, Ashlea Lyric confusion, dark, depression, how mental illness, psychological,
translating life Rose, Evelyn Free verse eve, garden, how i mental illness, time,
WHITE Chika, Sylvia Free verse confusion, crazy, dark, drug, mental illness, prison, sick,
Fever Dream Puddifoot, Charlotte Jade Haibun mental illness,
master bedroom Senft, Ashlea Lyric anxiety, confusion, dark, depression, mental illness,
squirrel in the yard Senft, Ashlea Lyric anxiety, dark, gothic, horror, mental illness, psychological,
dependence day Senft, Ashlea Lyric growing up, life, marriage, mental illness, psychological, satire,
the placebo effect Senft, Ashlea Lyric dark, death, depression, desire, mental illness, suicide,
speedway Senft, Ashlea Lyric childhood, depression, grandparents, growing mental illness, nostalgia,
Premium Member Poem Dear Trump Supporter on NPR Dillenbeck, Gerald Political Verse absence, anxiety, health, humor, mental illness,
grim reaper Senft, Ashlea Lyric anxiety, dark, death, depression, mental illness,
cut off Senft, Ashlea Lyric dark, depression, how i mental illness,
nobody lives Senft, Ashlea Lyric anxiety, dark, depression, growing mental illness, song,
all ur friends r zombies Senft, Ashlea Lyric dark, fear, friend, grave, mental illness,
masquerade Senft, Ashlea Lyric desire, fear, love, lust, mental illness, mystery, people,
swallowed arsenic, it's fine Senft, Ashlea Rhyme mental illness,
TV static Senft, Ashlea Lyric angst, depression, growing up, mental illness, society,
nature Senft, Ashlea Free verse age, child, childhood, dark, mental illness,
three important things to remember Senft, Ashlea List mental illness,
the tesseract, part I Senft, Ashlea Free verse anxiety, confusion, dark, depression, mental illness, time,
before you conjecture Senft, Ashlea Free verse anxiety, confusion, dark, depression, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem I'm a Survivor Loo, Laura Rhyme mental illness, strength,
Dementia Michaels, John Lanterne mental illness,
hide 'n' seek Senft, Ashlea Rhyme body, fear, imagination, love, mental illness, mystery, true