This book will not teach you that anger itself is bad. Anger is normal! It's only when your feelings turn into destructive behavior that anger becomes an issue. Stop being at the mercy of those feelings. If you work through the 36 concrete strategies and exercises inside these pages, you can learn to act in healthier ways, to cut down on aggression, to live calmly.
Depression is a physical illness that can affect your moods, thoughts, body, energy, and emotions. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and feel better, much as they would like to try. So what can they do? Although you may experience feelings of depression off and on your entire life, you do not have to be at the mercy of those feelings. By learning to manage and cope with your depression, you can escape its prison-like hold on you.
If you are a mental health professional, life coach, probation officer, clergy, social worker or anyone who wants to facilitate an effective anger management group, this guide is for you. Together with the author's online mental health video series, the Temper Tamers teachers manual provides a complete, holistic approach to helping group members get a handle on a life-sapping, life-threatening condition: uncontrollable anger.