Anger is an emotion we all experience. It can be spurred by disappointment, shame, confusion, sadness and other negative emotions. It is important for your mental state to express anger, but sometimes you can express it in the wrong form.
Some people convey their anger through hostility, rage, violence or self-destructive behavior. This puts the person and anyone around them in potential danger. Releasing anger in this manner can cause you to hurt yourself or others, say or do things that cannot be taken back or even get you into legal trouble. High levels of stress or the use of drugs and alcohol can increase the likelihood that someone will react to anger in this way.
Other people have the opposite problem in that they hold all of their anger inside. They may seem calm and collected externally, but bottling up their anger can lead to other problems. It can cause depression or anxiety if not dealt with properly. It is also possible that the anger can “build up” until it eventually reaches volcanic proportions.
If you are having trouble managing your anger, a therapist can benefit you. We can help you develop effective ways to release and manage your anger. Channeling your anger positively into another activity (i.e. writing, running, working out, etc.) can help . Speaking to a therapist about what makes you angry and figuring out why you are angry can also help you manage your anger in similar situations in the future. Call us today to learn how to effectively manage your anger before it becomes a larger problem.