‘Simmering under the surface’: how anger has overtaken anxiety amid Covid outbreaks

Australia’s mood has shifted from flight to fight and we’re ready to rumble. But by enlisting compassion, experts say, we can transform that rage into something more positive

Shelley didn’t consider herself an angry person. Not until her friend made her a piñata for her second consecutive lockdown birthday. It was fashioned into the shape of the Covid-19 virus and painted fluoro green. She smashed it to smithereens.

Now in her sixth lockdown, the Melbourne mother of two primary school kids thought she was too tired for rage, “but turns out it’s just there, simmering under the surface”.

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Category: Mental Health