2020 has been a year of many challenges. During times like this, It is important for everyone to look after their mental health. This is especially true for content creators who can easily become vulnerable on online platforms. To help streamers with their mental health, Streamloots has announced the launch of a new mental health support program, Streamloots Strong. The initiative will offer support and subsidized access to the Streamer Mental Health Kit, a program created by Dr. Anthony Bean of Geek Therapeutics and talk show host Marie “Mxiety” Shanley. Streamloots Strong will be available to all Affiliate and Partner-level streamers who qualify. Streamloots also encourages non-content creators to learn about the program in order to better their understanding of mental health.
Streamer Mental Health Kit
The Streamer Mental Health Kit includes many resources that can help viewers and streamers understand the importance of mental health on live-streaming platforms. The Kit has more than four hours of video content as well as meditation exercises. According to Streamloots, there will be additional content as their research continues. It will offer programs for “all who require mental health support, professionals and non-professionals alike.”
Alberto Martinez Guerrero, CEO of Streamloots, states:
“As we worked with more live streamers, we found that many were facing increasing emotional stress, depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome and a myriad of other mental health issues […] It’s now our obligation as Streamloots to take it a step further and make the program even more accessible for the live streamers that we support, standing by our vision to provide the tools they need to build their own business, financially and emotionally.”
Streamloots is a company that provides content creators with technologies to help with the engagement and monetization of audiences. Their service helps streamers increase their revenue and make live-streaming careers a reality.
Personally, I believe their initiative goes beyond just providing resources for content creators. It validates content creation as a career and recognizes the legitimate struggles that come with it. Online platforms can be a vulnerable place for many, especially during a time like this. In this digital age, it is important to take great care of our mental health.