We all get angry. It’s a natural emotion that we may experience from time to time, but the way it presents itself can be different for everyone – and how we deal with anger often reflects our personality. We might become overwhelmed by the anger we’re feeling, and this is especially true for some mental illnesses, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

I live with bipolar disorder, and during manic episodes I struggle with explosive anger. For instance, I once punched a wall because I couldn’t find my hairbrush. It was very awkward and embarrassing to explain to my landlord why there was a dent in the bedroom wall. Like everyone though, even when I’m stable, I also have times when I struggle with moments of anger.  Click here to read more…

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