When things aren't going your way, it’s natural to feel annoyed, frustrated or even angry. Anger can help get us through hard feelings and situations and motivate us to change things we don’t like about our life.

Anger can become a problem when it comes out as aggression or affects a person’s daily life and relationships. This might be because they find their feelings of anger overwhelming or hard to control. Or it might be because they express their anger in ways that might hurt themselves or others around them. Anger can also be a sign that someone might be experiencing sadness, depression or another mental health difficulty.

Learning to be aware of our anger and to express it in a safe way is an important part of good mental health. If you feel angry a lot or have trouble controlling your anger, there are lots of things you can do to help manage this in a healthy way.

Content adapted from the Headspace Australia website.