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Mental Health: Poems for Teens

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September 28, 2017

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for Teens
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Browse poems about anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, as well as poems about hope, resilience, and survival.

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Little Stones at My Window” by Mario Benedetti
Once in a while…

Fear” by Ciaran Carson
I fear the vast dimensions of eternity…

The Soul has Bandaged moments (360)” by Emily Dickinson
The Soul has Bandaged moments…

Prodigal” by Linda Gregerson
Copper and ginger, the plentiful...

The Dream of Knife, Fork, and Spoon” by Kimiko Hahn
I can’t recall where to set the knife and spoon…

The Backyard Mermaid” by Matthea Harvey
The Backyard Mermaid slumps across the birdbath…

The Conditional” by Ada Limón
Say tomorrow doesn’t come…

Blue with Collapse” by Thomas Lux
The devil’s in my neck…

The Rider” by Naomi Shihab Nye
A boy told me…

Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath
I have done it again...

Six Months After Contemplating Suicide” by Erika L. Sánchez
Admit it— you wanted the end…

How I Am” by Jason Shinder
When I talk to my friends I pretend…

Reading a Science Article on the Airplane to JFK” by Bianca Stone
Today I flew over the Midwest...

Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things to Worry About” by Judith Viorst
My pants could maybe fall down…


Find more poems curated by theme on our Poems for Kids page, which features many poems suitable for teen readers.

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