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Anger Management

It is important to understand that it is not people or events that make you angry, but your reaction to them.

Ten tips to help get your anger under control.

Getting anger management help.

You can practice many of these anger management strategies on your own. However, if your anger seems out of control, is hurting your relationships, or makes you feel physically violent/destructive, you may benefit from some help.

Here are some ways you can get help to keep your frustrations in check:

See a psychotherapist/counsellor.

Seeing a therapist can help you learn to recognise your anger, enable you to recognise warning signs before you blow up and how to cope with your anger.

Take an anger management class.

An anger management class can teach you what anger is, how to recognise anger triggers and how to keep your anger under control. These courses can be done individually, with spouses/families, or in groups.

Read a book.

There are a number of helpful books on anger management. A number of them focus on particular situations, such as anger in teens, anger in men, or anger in couples. Many of them are workbooks, with exercises that teach concrete skills.

Anger and irritability can be signs of an underlying mental health condition, such as depression or bipolar disorder.

If your symptoms do not improve, or you have signs or symptoms of anxiety or depression, seek a psychotherapist who will be able to help you.

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