Tag Archives: anxiety

Holiday Depression & Stress

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of […]

Dealing with school anxiety

As students head back to school, it’s common for them to develop fears about starting a new school year. Mental health expert, Lynne Shine, sat down with News 4’s Brittni Smallwood to share advice on how you can help your child with back to school jitters. Lynne said it’s common for children to develop anxiety […]

Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions

When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of power. Active coping with the trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless. Active coping means accepting the impact of trauma on your life and taking direct action to improve things. Active coping occurs even when […]

Do the Holidays have you Stressed?

From shopping and entertaining to gift giving – the holidays can add a lot of stress to your plate this season. Mental Health Counselor, Lynne Shine of Audubon Counseling was in the Winging It Buffalo Style studio this week to discuss tips and advice to get through the holiday season with a positive mind set.

Dealing with the emotions of a cancer diagnosis

Shock, disbelief, fear, anxiety, guilt, sadness, grief, depression, anger. These are some of the common feelings the American Cancer Society says you may experience after you are diagnosed with cancer. The journey following a diagnosis can be a long struggle, but what about the rush of emotions upon initially learning the news?  In honor of […]

Helping your child with back to school anxiety

Back-to-school anxiety is normal and expected. Most kids feel uneasy about going back to school after a long summer break. Others may feel nervous about starting school for the first time. Anxious children and teens worry about many different school-related issues, such as teachers, friends, clothing, fitting in, and/or being away from their parents. Whichever […]

What are the warning signs of depression?

With the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams, we wanted to shed some light on the topic of depression. Although depression affects people in different ways, there are many common symptoms of this illness. It’s important to be able to distinguish depression from the normal ups and downs of everyday life. According to the National […]

Understanding Mental Disorders

Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to […]