stress

Financial stress is an issue affecting numerous Western New Yorkers during the holiday season. Veterans are certainly among them. In fact, financial stress is often the first problem facing many upon transitioning from the military into the civilian world. WBFO recently visited one of the local agencies serving veterans to find out more.

It was 2012 when University at Buffalo researcher and retired New York State Trooper John Violanti published one of the first studies to test - and find - the connection between stress and suicide in the Buffalo Police Department. His five-year study of 464 BPD officers found a higher percentage of chronic mental and physical health problems than the general population, including a 50% higher rate of suicide. The study is worth revisiting, as two major police departments are grappling with self-inflicted deaths.


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The office of the New York State Comptroller has released the results of a study that examined stress factors on the state's school districts, and some Western New York schools were tagged for significant stress.

Coping with the "Holiday Blues"

Dec 22, 2017
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Many people struggle with the Holiday Blues. They battle loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression.

Millennials, christened by some as “The Next-Greatest Generation,” appear to be straining under the pressure.

Jeremiah Sullivan

Dr. Deepak Chopra has many titles – Doctor of Endocrinology, author, public speaker, and advocate for integrative medicine. Here’s how he uses that knowledge to deal with stress.


Dealing with holiday stress

Dec 15, 2014
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Feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? The holidays can be stressful in so many ways as we squeeze out extra time for parties, decorating and shopping, but there are things you can do to ease your nerves.