Anger is a natural response to some situations; it is part of your body’s way to prepare to ‘flight or fight’ and is part of being human.

As part of military training, you are taught to use aggression in a specific way in response to threats, so this can make anger an even more common difficulty for veterans. However, when anger is too easily triggered or happens too often it can become a problem. It may lead to harm to yourself or others around you.

Sometimes when we feel angry we may try to suppress or ‘bottle up’ our feelings, but this can lead to expressing our anger in different ways, such as getting very angry very quickly about small things. Often this can have a negative effect on relationships with others.