When Caring for A Raging Person

Terrorists are known as raging persons. Their anger emotions often fuel and drive them to kill or destroy.

In ordinary life, such as in our homes or hospital, you may find yourself communicating with or taking care of a loved one with chronic anger issues.

Here are some “anger management techniques” to employ in such situations:

1. Talk to the person only in brief sentences: “Peter, try to calm down.”

2.  Never allow yourself to be over concerned with a raging or angry person. Always have an escape route available, such as an open door behind you.

3.  Offer medication or food or drink if needed or requested.

4.  Restraints and/or seclusion may be needed. Find physical support.

5.  Continue to assess and reassess. It should be an ongoing observation.

6.  Watch out for signs of anger escalation, such as:  verbal/physical threats, pacing, appears agitated, throwing objects, appears suspicious, disproportionate anger, acts of violence, hitting

7.  When stabilized, help raging or angry person to identify early triggers or signs of anger and alternatives to prevent future escalations.