Anger: When is it time to get help?

Everyone experiences anger, and anger is a normal human emotion. Our greatest challenge, however, is appropriately managing our anger without the use of aggression.

Aggression is defined as “hostile or violent behavior or attitudes towards someone or something.” Many areas of society have unfortunately normalized, and sometimes even encouraged, aggression as a means of resolving conflict. Examples of aggression can be viewed in entertainment, our family systems, technology, our relationships, school systems, athletic teams/events, and more.

Many individuals who reach out for a consultation state, “I am not sure if I need help, but…”

The truth is, you may want to consider getting help for your anger if you feel shameful about the way it has caused you to behave, if it is impacting your career, or if it is impacting any major relationships like those with your children or partner.

Remember, it is normal to be contemplative about getting help for your anger, but it doesn’t mean you have to be ashamed to do so. Sometimes, the process of reaching out for support can feel scary, stigmatizing, stressful, or depressing. What we do know is that those who take the first step and reach out often are glad they did! There is no shame in asking for help! Taking a step towards gaining control is easier than you think. Also, as a reminder, our services are 100% confidential.

If you are experiencing any shame, regret, feelings of discomfort, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, pressure, and/or loss resulting from feelings of anger, please contact us or check out our services and products. Asking for help can’t hurt, and talking to one of our specialists can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

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