Everyone can feel angry from time to time. However, what you do with that anger is important. When you understand what makes you angry and how you can cope in a healthy way, you can be happier. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

It’s crucial that we learn to spot when we’re angry and to understand how to react in a positive and productive way. So what is it that triggers your anger? Is it a memory or an event? Sometimes people feel angry when they are threatened. However, you cannot respond aggressively to everything that makes you angry.

While aggression can be physical, it can also manifest itself in sarcasm, irritability, or grumpiness. These responses can weigh you down over time. 

Responding to Anger

There are 3 main ways to respond to anger:

  • You can express your emotions
  • You can suppress your emotions
  • You can calm your emotions 

The fact is that there’s no right way to respond to anger. Each of the above actions can be appropriate based on whatever situation you’re in.

– Let’s imagine that you are more assertive about your values and rights rather than acting aggressively. 

– Instead of pushing your emotions down, you could redirect them and look for a positive solution. 

– You could practice anger management and try to be calm so your stress levels are reduced. 

You can read more about triggers and anger management here.

There is help in Brayton, Selby, or wherever you happen to be. If you struggle with your anger why not ask for support? It’s ok to ask for help as you could soon be using effective techniques that can help you to manage your anger and feel happier. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk