We all feel angry at times – it’s part of being human.
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, which we might experience if we feel:
- invalidated or unfairly treated
It isn't necessarily a 'bad' emotion; in fact it can sometimes be useful. For example, feeling angry about something can:
- help us identify problems or things that are hurting us
- motivate us to create change, achieve our goals and move on
- help us stay safe and defend ourselves in dangerous situations by giving us a burst of energy as part of our fight or flight system
Most people will experience episodes of anger, which feel manageable and don't have a big impact on their lives. Learning healthy ways to recognise, express and deal with anger is important for our mental and physical health.
Download our information publication: Understanding Anger
We've put together helpful information, tips and useful organisations to help your someone you love better understand anger. Download your copy below. For more information on mental health problems and other support, check out the SAMH Information Service.