Feeling angry

Anger is a strong feeling which can be really intense and uncomfortable.

We all feel angry at times, often with good reason, but anger can be a problem if you find it difficult to keep under control. Understanding what is making you angry can help you do things differently.

Think about what's making you feel angry. Something might be wrong and you might need some help sorting it out. Things might be stressing you out, or something bad may have happened to you recently or in the past.

If your anger is worrying you, or you can't work out what's causing it, it's a good idea to talk to somebody.

The following can be a sign that you might need some support:

  • Hitting or physically hurting other people
  • Shouting at people
  • Losing control
  • Breaking things
  • Frequently getting into trouble at school.
Some people think drugs or alcohol help them calm down, but lots of people find that their use can make you angrier and out of control.

You might also find these helpful...

Anger factsheet (Young Minds)

Find out more about why you might be feeling angry, as well as advice on how to cope with anger, and when to seek support

Why am I so angry? (NHS)

Read advice about the causes of anger, the impact anger can have on your health and tips for coping differently