Fear of Feeling Alone? Watch THIS

As the holidays are coming closer, are you feeling more alone? Sometimes, we may feel loneliness near the holidays because we are reminded of how others might have more friends or families to celebrate with than us. But the truth is, you are not alone in this. In fact, studies even suggest that we feel loneliest during the holidays. Watch this video now if you want to reaffirm yourself.

Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Vanessa Tao
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Krisha Que (www.youtube.com/channel/UCBDeFiZRypELJVvWgK3Orfw)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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