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What is anger and how can it affect your mental health?

Anger can be a strong and difficult emotion to deal with. Remember anger is a normal emotion and you can learn to manage it effectively. Sometimes, anger can make you hurt yourself and other people. Aggressive behaviours can then make you feel more angry, particularly with yourself.

To manage anger,  try and understand where your anger comes from and what situations can cause it. You might be feeling angry because something bad has happened to you or is still happening to you now. Your anger might be hard to control and might be coming out in lots of different situations.

Talking to someone can help. Ask for practical advice and help to understand what makes you angry and how to stay calm. The Young Minds website has lots of helpful information and advice on managing anger. Here is a helpful video they have produced:


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Nottingham City CAMHS


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Nottinghamshire County CAMHS


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Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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Self Harm

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Depression or Low Mood

Everyone has ups and downs. Sometimes you might feel a bit low, for lots of different reasons. People may say that they are feeling depressed when they are feeling down, but this does not always mean that they have depression.