Mental Health Awareness: It.

June 7, 2017
By funk.becky.r BRONZE, Askov, Minnesota
funk.becky.r BRONZE, Askov, Minnesota
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It’s the sweat on your fingertips as you fidget.
It will hit you at the most random of times.
3 a.m. but you can’t sleep,
Your heart is racing and your head is spinning.
You’re in a dense crowd of people,
Yet it will be the one that consumes you.
You are trapped.
Like living in a glass box,
Yet darkness consumes you.
You exist dismally to the side.
In a world moving ever so fast,
You stay still.
It’s wanting to talk but feeling like you’re being bothersome.
It’s “you just worry too much” or “you stress yourself out”
It’s feeling like no one will get it so
You hold it in.
It’s trembling, hyperventilating, “irrational” concerns.
“But what if…?”
It’s the vast stream of tears as it attacks you.
It’s panic,
No control,
The inability to breathe.
But yet,
It goes unnoticed.


The author's comments:

I've struggled with mental health including depression and anxiety. I hope this poem reveals how people struggle internally so it may not always be shown. With that being said, always be considerate and kind to others because you don't know what they're dealing with. 


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