Need to Control my Anger
TeenHealthFX appreciates that things are difficult at the moment, and reminds you that strategies for positive change exist.
You described feeling like you make “stupid decisions” that cause your peers to become mad at you. FX suggests writing down examples of some of these decisions. Doing so may allow you to recognize which actions cause you to feel down about yourself. TeenHealthFX reminds you that the purpose of this activity is to create positive behavior change; not to dwell on past events and become angry at yourself.
You mentioned that you often turn anger on yourself and bottle up emotions. Since this habit is taking a toll on both your emotional and physical health, TeenHealthFX suggests scheduling an appointment with a mental health professional. FX appreciates how difficult things must be feeling for you right now, but we do believe that things can get better for you if you have support and guidance from an experienced therapist.
If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area. You can also contact your insurance company to get a list of in-network mental health providers or check with your school social worker or psychologist to get a list of referrals in your area.
If you get to the point that you are seriously considering suicide or are afraid of your impulses, then you need to seek help immediately. You can call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. In northern New Jersey you can also call the crisis hotline from Morristown Memorial hospital at 973-540-0100. Outside this area call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), available 24 hours a day, or the Suicide & Crisis Hotline, 1-800-999-9999, 24 hours, 7 days a week.