Trainwreck, a very successful Twitch gambling streamer, introduced his fans to a new mental health program. He announced the establishment of the Community Care Program, which would provide free treatment services via Discord to community members.
The initiative is a joint effort with the Rise Above the Disorder organisation. Access to the new program will be available even to people who do not have the financial means to pay for mental health care or do not have health insurance.
Since starting to stream on Twitch in 2014, Trainwreck, whose actual name is Tyler Niknam, has garnered nearly 2 million followers. Over the years, he has used his influence to increase public awareness of various social concerns, including mental health.
Trainwreck initially disclosed his intentions to the community in April this year when he indicated that he intended to invest in some mental healthcare initiatives for the community.
He was the first streamer to show his support for the drive, and he donated $350,000 to it. Aside from his engagement, Trainwreck anticipates several streams participating in the Community Care Program.
Niknam’s generous contribution will cater to about 12,000 community members’ free treatment sessions with qualified specialists. Other streamers will be allowed to donate money or organise fundraisers to help facilitate their viewers with free treatment sessions. The program will target an international audience.
The new initiative was introduced on Twitter by rising Above The Disorder, who stated that it would assist in “removing the primary hurdles around therapy: cost and ease of access.”
Anyone interested in using the free counselling services will be able to communicate with the group directly via a Discord bot that will be available around the clock. Furthermore, they can make an appointment to speak about any problems they may be having and work through them.
Cons of Gambling Streams
Several people have expressed their displeasure with gambling-affiliated Twitch streams. Most people believe this material promotes gambling to a younger audience while creating a distorted reality about how much money one can win via different types of betting. The concern is that viewers may gamble irresponsibly.
There is no doubt that viewers on Twitch like watching gambling-related broadcasts. The first time gambling-related broadcasts accomplished this goal was in May 2022, when the slots category of streaming broke into the top 10 most-viewed categories for the month.