Mental Health Poetry
There's something about poetry that connects instantaneously to both the mind and the heart.
The mental health poetry that you will find here speaks to the reality of mental health issues. It's not dusty like an old textbook; it leaps off the page like the particles off dust that snap off from the pages of old ways of thinking.
Scroll down and click on a few mental health poems below. They paint a picture of mental health that is much different than the one that is typically seen in the media, in government, and in the health care system.
From anxiety poetry and depression poetry to mental health poems about doubt, hope, fear, and love, the mental health poetry at Nerve 10 is about finding meaning in the everyday manifestation of mental health.
What you get out of this may not be the same thing someone else does. What our hope is that these words help you access the thoughts and feeling that most resonate with you.
We are all uniquely wired, but the human search for meaning is universal.
In the end, the goal is to better understand your mental health so that you can know what speaks to you.
The words we use to describe mental health have power. Equally important are the words that we don't use.
What do we make of addiction to technology? To social isolation and sleepless nights? To certain people deciding certain emotions and thoughts are acceptable to talk or not talk about?
The experience of emotion and thought in this world is as varied as the people who live in it. And the opposite is true, although our experiences may be unique, even the strangest thoughts and feelings are shared by many.
You don't have to live the same life to reach a common understanding of mental health and the emotions, thoughts, and sensations that are bound up in it.
Mental health poetry doesn't have to say much to show that there's so much we can say about how similar we actually are.