According to the Mental Health Organization, 32% of people polled say they have a close friend or family member who has trouble controlling their anger. Additionally, 12% say that they have trouble controlling their own anger. More than one in four people (28%) say that they worry about how angry they sometimes feel, and one in five people (20%) say that they have ended a relationship or friendship with someone because of how they behaved when they were angry.

Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. It can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems, but excessive anger can cause problems. Increased blood pressure and other physical changes associated with anger make it difficult to think straight and harm your physical and mental health. If you find yourself struggling with anger, or if you’ve seen your relationships be affected by anger, it may be time to reach out for help.

Anger management is a process, and in therapy at CARE Counseling, you may learn triggers to anger and explore steps to help you stay calm and handle tense situations in a constructive, positive way.


Expression: People can express anger in a number of ways ranging from being assertive in a healthy way to acting out violent or aggressive behavior

Suppression: When people push down their anger or ignore it, they may become passive-aggressive, cynical, or direct anger inward leading to hypertension, depression, or high blood pressure

Calming: People can also use techniques to calm their minds and bodies down until their anger subsides

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Helping you identify your triggers, or what makes you angry

Learning how to recognize when you’re becoming angry

Learning strategies to calm your mind and body down

Learning effective communication skills