The Problem With Self Help

Are you addicted to self help? Beware! In this eye-opening video, we expose the hidden perils lurking within the self-help industry. While self-help promises personal growth and empowerment, we shed light on the toxic underbelly that often goes unnoticed. Join us as we delve into the world of toxic self-help, revealing why self-help can be harmful and how it can lead to self-help addiction and a waste of precious time. Discover the truth behind the self-help industry and why self-improvement might be sabotaging your life. Brace yourself for a thought-provoking exploration of the pitfalls and dangers that await in the seemingly innocuous realm of self-help. Don’t fall victim to its deceptive allure. Subscribe now to gain a critical perspective and protect yourself from the toxic world of self-help.

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1). The psychological impact 0:46
2). The questionable ethics 1:57
3). How to avoid the downsides 3:25


Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Editor: Caitlin McColl
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera ( )
Animator: Kzanng
Production Assistant: Thomas Kang
Youtube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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