Anger is good; anger is healthy. When you have been used and abused, it is anger that gives you the energy to fight back, to regain the self-sufficiency that has been taken from you.
Don’t ever turn that anger inward and hurt yourself. Turn the anger outward toward the person who has hurt you. If you have been mistreated, stand up for yourself and fight back. You have the power–use it.
Depression is anger turned inward. Do not ever get depressed; get even. Identify the person who has damaged you, who has made you feel like you’re not nice or not good, and make very sure that he is held accountable for the damage he has done to you. Nobody gets to tell you that you’re not worthy and valuable, and walk away unscathed.
File complaints, go over people’s heads, work your way up the heirarchy until you come to the person who has the intelligence to understand what was done wrong and the courage and authority to hold the person accountable. If your cause is just then ask God for help.
A psychiatrist permanently damaged me with unmonitored medication. Three times, I tried to talk to her about what she’d done. She insisted she’d done nothing wrong.
She died suddenly one night when she was home alone—on my birthday. I did not ask for this; God gave it.
Get angry and get active. When somebody is hurting people, put a stop to it. Illegitimi non carborundum.