Anger is a basic human emotion, similar to other emotions such as happiness, sadness, anxiety, and dislike. Anger, or rage, is an emotional response to an uncomfortable provocation, hurt, or threat. The physical response associated with anger might involve increased heart rate and increased levels of adrenaline.
Nevertheless, uncontrolled anger can have negative effects on our physical and mental health such as that anger might cause a reduction in cognitive ability and the accurate processing of external stimuli. For example, people might downplay the risks, engage in risky actions, or perceive unlikely events more plausible.
Five strategies to manage anger:
Identify triggers and try to tackle them
Evaluate your anger and access the need for such response
Recognizing warning signs
Take a deep breath and step away
Get moving and connect with friends
Anger might be caused by other underlying factors such as other mental health disorders such as PTSD and Depressive Disorders. Thus, taking to a physician might help you uncover and deal with anger management issues that are masked by other issues.
Support groups are safe spaces structured to allow participants to share personal experiences, feelings, coping strategies and information about symptoms and treatments. The discussions often are facilitated by an experienced leader or a medical professional.
Anger management issues often cause a sense of shame in the sufferers. Support groups can allow us to make connections, providing tangible benefits to people experiencing mental and physical health issues.
Benefits of participating in support groups can include:
Reducing feelings of loneliness, isolation and stigma associated with losing temper
Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
Learning about health, economic or social resources
Benefits of online support groups can include:
Faster time to get help, skipping appointment wait time
More frequent or flexible participation
A cost-effective way to see a licensed mental health professional
A degree of privacy or anonymity comparing to local community support groups
Opportunities for people in areas with no face-to-face support groups
You are not alone. Herd is ready to support you.