BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills’ overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs can be a tough pill to swallow. 

Josh Allen and the Bills played their hearts out, only to suffer the ultimate letdown in the end. 

If you’re feeling down, a local therapist has some tips on how to cope.

"Don't deal with this alone,” said Dr. Wendy Weinstein, adult unit chief at BryLin Hospital. “It's a real loss. You have to go to friends and family and commiserate together. But you don't want to spend your whole time commiserating about it. You want to be connected socially and talk about other things and other positive things that are going on.

"One day is not enough to say, ‘this is something that needs to be treated.’ But if someone is suffering from a feeling of loss for two to three weeks, and something like this happens to throw the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I think it's time to speak with someone. It's tough. We're in COVID. It's snowing outside. It's cold. But we have to realize that the days are getting longer. Spring is around the corner."

As Bills fans know, there's always next year — just remember your friends and family are there if you need a shoulder to lean on.

If you or someone you know is struggling, call 1-800-273-TALK or text 741-741 confidentially and for free.