When does anger become a problem?
Is your teen struggling with some or most of the following:
- Often tense or stressed, easily frustrated, clenched posture?
- Irritable or in a bad mood most of the time?
- Aggression, loses temper quickly and at seemingly insignificant things?
- Engages in direct verbal abuse, such as blame and criticism?
- Engages in indirect verbal attacks, such as sarcasm and put-downs?
- Violence, threats and temper tantrums?
- Physically harms self or others, damages own and others’ belongings?
Anger is a normal, human emotion and can be useful when needing to avoid a dangerous situation or stand up for yourself. However, when anger gets out of control it can lead to problems in school, work and relationships. It can also have a negative impact on physical as well as mental health. Adolescents and young people who struggle to control their anger can also end up engaging in irrational thinking and impulsive or risky behaviours. They may make their anger worse by taking drugs or drinking alcohol in an attempt to overcome or temporarily forget their feelings. Often, intense anger can be masking underlying issues such as depression, trauma or suicidal thoughts.
How can Alta-1 College help?
At Alta-1 College, we understand how anger problems can affect the social, emotional and academic areas of a student’s life and we can provide a holistic support system for the young person struggling with anger problems. Our qualified and experienced Teachers, Education assistants, Counsellors and Psychologists are able to provide academic and therapeutic support to students to enable them to reach the potential they would not otherwise achieve. We also offer online counselling for students who are unable to attend face-to-face sessions.
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