Feeling Angry

Here you’ll find answers to some common questions concerning feeling angry.

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Anger is a very strong emotion and must be released in the right way to make these good changes.  Sometimes anger is released in the wrong way.  Some young people describe anger like a volcano – the feeling building up and up until it explodes.  Some young people find that when they explode the will “lose control” of their actions and sometimes hurt others, themselves or property.  Often they don’t want this to happen and when it does, it is not much fun for anyone.  Many young people report feeling guilty after the event, which can make them feel bad about themselves.

With practice anger can be managed in a much more positive way.

See our video below about anger as a volcano 

Video on anger as a volcano for DE






The following strategies may help you cope with anger:

  • Do jumping jacks or another exercise
  • Slowly count to ten
  • Think of a time when you were happy and calm and put yourself there in your mind

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Who can I talk to?

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Someone you trust at school
  • Youth worker
  • Health professional (GP; Counsellor Nurse)
  • Charities and Helplines

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If you haven’t already found the help you’re looking for, you can find additional information and services which are more interactive here.

I would like to make a referral to Mental Health Services by completing the online referral form.

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