I was originally going to send this in for the Question Bucket but it’s not really a question, more a comment, so I thought I’d put it here in the hopes that someone from Waypoint finds it helpful:
Great episode, thanks for that. It usually feels overwhelming trying to find streamers who aren’t trying to fit the Dr DisRespect or Logan Paul mold, but fortunately it can happen.
I was doing research on this topic for my own tiny podcast when I stumbled across a Mixer stream called YouAreNotAlone (YANA) in the ‘Web Shows’ category. It turned out to be two young women doing a co-stream (a very nice Mixer feature BTW) talking about mental health, depression and suicide prevention and their own personal experiences. This was their first stream, created as a place to help people struggling with those issues, and to provide support, comradeship and the connections to suicide prevention hotlines.
It was one of the most inspiring and positive things I’ve ever seen online. I had to leave soon after they started but just in the first few minutes their viewership jumped from 6 to 40 as I and others started hosting them. Small numbers, yes, but when you’re talking about suicide prevention, even one is enough.
Most of the time it feels like we’re buried under a mountain of money-shaped garbage, but as I thought more about it, I realized it was entirely possible that through through their efforts and care, those two young women could very well have saved someone’s life that night.
The juvenile trash that falls out of Dr DisRespect’s mouth to be eagerly lapped up by his man-child horde is a demoralizing reflection of where we are as a society, but it’s not the totality. We may be fighting a Long Defeat, but people like the women of the YouAreNotAlone stream prove that the fight is still worth it.
If you want to check out YouAreNotAlone or get in touch with them, here is their Mixer channel: