ANGER

ANGER

I’m always mad at myself about something.

I hate myself for feeling like this.

I’m always mad at myself about something. Details

I’ve been feeling really bummed out. I work really hard in school and have a lot of goals I wanna achieve but nothing ever goes my way. No one understands why I’m so frustrated with myself, and every time they try to give me advice it just pisses me off even more. Everything they say is the opposite of what I want to hear. Sometimes I wish they would all just leave me alone! I can’t control the way I respond to the dumb stuff they say or the advice I don’t wanna hear, and sometimes I feel like I could EXPLODE! My moods are so random and everyone I know has to deal with it, but I just can’t help it. I feel like I’m powerless to my emotions.

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My parents are seriously driving me INSANE.

They think they have all the answers. I wish they would just shut up and listen to ME for once.

My parents are seriously driving me INSANE. Details

I can’t stand it when my parents try to give me advice. I get it, they were young once too, but they don’t have the answers to everything. I keep complaining to them about how stressed I am, and it’s like they don’t believe me or something; like I’m just making it up. They think I’m dramatic. They say it’s all just in my head. Psh, WHATEVER. I know something isn’t right with me. I don’t like feeling this way. I put so much pressure on myself to please THEM, yet all they ever do is make me feel like I’m still not good enough. All the irritation is building up and I keep snapping at them and causing fights. I seriously just wanna punch a hole through the wall! I can’t handle it anymore!

I wish they would listen instead of always trying to say the right thing; all they do is make me feel worse.

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I used to be a really angry person.

Everything set me off, but now I'm working on it.

I used to be a really angry person. Details

I had a really short temper for a while. I was fully aware that I was lashing out at friends and family, but I just couldn’t control myself. Every little thing set me off and I was constantly on edge – I had no self-control. I knew I had to do something about it, so I started doing some research. I started with exercising regularly and that helped a little, I was calmer, but I still lost my temper more than most people. Then I started reading about mindfulness and learning how to be self-aware and present in certain situations. When I started to feel like I could go off on someone I would start breathing deeply to calm myself down then breakdown the situation – sometimes writing it down made this easier. Once I’m calm, I take a second to identify the issue and what’s making me angry, then I think of potential solutions and each of their consequence before making the best decision. It’s definitely taken time to make this adjustment, but trust me, it’s made a huge different in how I feel about myself and how others feel about me.

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I swear, if these other kids keep pushing me...

I might do something I regret.

I swear, if these other kids keep pushing me... Details

Everyone at school is seriously pissing me off. All they do is make fun of me and try to ruin my life. I don’t get it. Why won’t they just give me a chance to show them I’m not so bad?

I don’t have many friends, and I think that’s why they pick on me. But, that’s SO stupid because they don’t even try to get to know me. I don’t know if they do it to make themselves feel better or what, but it’s seriously so annoying and frustrating. I’m about to lose my freakin’ mind!

It’s getting so bad that I’m afraid if someone pushes me to my limit I’m gonna freak out and kick someone’s ass. Maybe that’s what I should do. Being angry 24/7 isn’t helping me with the whole “find friends” situation.

UGH. Why doesn’t anyone like me? I don't know…I’m just so annoyed, confused and DONE. I feel helpless. I really just want a friend. There has to be a group I fit into somewhere, right?

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When you’re upset, whatever the reason,

Pause, think...

When you’re upset, whatever the reason, Details

Is your heart beating faster, are you clenching your fists or is your stomach feeling tight? Recognize that you’re getting angry. Think about how your body feels. Take deep breaths, relax your muscles and slowly count to ten.

Figure out why you’re feeling angry. Did someone say something to upset you? Or did something happen that made you feel embarrassed? Can you change what made you angry, or is it something that you will need to live with?

Take control of your feelings and manage the situation. Try to look at things from another person’s point of view. What are your options? Is there room for compromise? How can you deal with your situation while being respectful to yourself and the other people involved?

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Do you or someone you know need someone to talk with?

You are not in this alone. We hear you. We're here for you.

Do you or someone you know need someone to talk with? Details

Everyone struggles with anger, mood swings, or frustration at one time or another. Anger is a normal human emotion; feeling this way from time-to-time doesn’t mean you’re out of control.

Some people think that talking about their feelings will make them look weak, or it’s just a waste of time because no one could possibly understand what they’re feeling and why they feel that way. But usually, if you talk things out instead of reacting on impulse, you will be able to control your emotions better. It’s important just to be heard. Accepting your feelings and opening up to someone you trust will help you understand why you feel this way.

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