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Self Help Tips
•Identify any triggers or stressors that increase your anger.
◦Examples: frustration with a friend, a difficult parental relationship, issues with another student.
•Identify physical signs that indicate that anger levels are rising.
◦Examples: clenching fists, clenching jaws, driving too fast, pacing the floor, raising voice level.
•Take note of emotional signs that anger is rising such as the desire to yell, the desire to become violent, or the feeling that you are holding in what you really want to say.
•Being aware of these factors can help you make a plan to avoid letting your anger become out of control.
•Identify situations in which you typically become angry, and make a plan to respond in a non-aggressive way, or to avoid putting yourself in that situation if possible (i.e. avoiding hanging out with a friend that you typically become aggressive with due to anger).
•Identify ways that help you calm down when angry like listening to music, writing, exercise, reading, etc. Use those techniques to calm down rather than becoming aggressive.
•In frustrating situations, find ways to express what you are feeling in a non-aggressive way .
•Find a trustworthy individual to talk to about your anger.
•Ask your primary care physician for a referral.
•Talk with your school counselor about finding help.
•Ask family or friends to recommend someone based on their experiences.
•Check with your Health Insurance Company, church, or community center.