20130626 Alone

300 dpi Troy Oxford illustration of a young girl standing alone with a sad expression next to a pond while her reflection shows her standing with her father. (The Dallas Morning News/MCT)

ST. CROIX — For those spending the holidays without the company of their loved ones, this time of year can prove to be difficult.

While the holiday season is seen as a time of joy and cheer, some residents may be experiencing the opposite as they deal with symptoms of grief.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email bbrookes@dailynews.vi.