What are people feeling when they're angry?
Your family affects your feelings a lot because you spend a lot of time with them. Some days you may be having a bad day and be in a bad mood, other days one of them may be feeling that way.
What happens if you explode at someone?
What happens if you keep anger inside?
What is a good way to deal with anger?
You can let anger OUT without hurting yourself or others.
To cool down notice the physical feelings of your anger - like your heartbeat. Tense your muscles, then relax them. Take a long, deep breath, hold it, then let it out slowly. Talk with a friend. Think of something that makes you feel good to replace the angry feeling. Let some time pass... Now that you've cooled down again do some thinking about the feelings behind the anger. This really works
Dealing with someone who gets mad at you?
Once they've had their say
Some people show their anger by threatening or hurting you. Their anger has now turned into violence. Violence is not OK ever. It is a crime and the person should not be allowed to get away with it.
People whose anger to get their own way are bullies. A bully can be anyone - a member of your family, someone your own age, a stranger, or someone you thought was a friend. You should never have to do anything because you're afraid of someone.
For more information go to:
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba www.afm.mb.ca
Flin Flon 204-687-1771
The Pas 204-627-8140
Creighton Alcohol & Drug Addiction Centre (CADAC Outpatient Centre)
403 Main Street Creighton SK 306-688-8291