Grief and Anger

  • Allow yourself to feel angry. Find a safe place with a supportive person and allow yourself to cry, feel, and think about what happened to you.
  • Recognize your feelings other than anger. Feelings of being overwhelmed and sad are often masked as irritability or anger. It is vital to identify the trauma you experienced and may require the aid of a therapist.
  • Do not ignore how you are feeling. Suppressing your anger causes them to emerge in other less desirable ways. You may externalize anger toward others or turn it inward, where it becomes depression. Allow yourself to experience anger before it escalates to aggression against yourself or others.
  • Find ways to express how you are feeling. If you cannot verbalize your feelings, try using art, poetry, or other outlets to express your anger.

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