Twitch pioneer Trainwreck has helped launch a new program that offers free therapy sessions. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The very popular Twitch, Trainwreck is introducing a new mental health program to its fans. He announced the launch of the Community Care Program, which will provide community members with access to free treatment services through Discord.
The program is a collaboration with the organization Rise Above The Disorder. Even people who don’t have the money for mental health services or health insurance will be able to access the new service.
Gather nearly two million followers
Trainwreck has been streaming on Twitch since 2014, amassing nearly two million followers since then. He has used his reach over the years to make people more aware of different kinds of social issues, including mental health.
In April, Trainwreck first revealed his plans to invest in some sort of mental health care project for the community. Other broadcast players will also follow in his footsteps and participate in the Community Care Program. Trainwreck is the first streamer to lend his support, donating $350,000 to the project.
It will cover about 12,000 free treatment sessions
for him big donation It will cover approximately 12,000 free treatment sessions from licensed professionals to members of the community. Other stream users will be able to donate as well to provide free therapy sessions to their audience or they can collect donations in order to do so. The program will cover a global audience.
Rise Above The Disorder announced the new program on Twitter, explaining that the project would help “remove major barriers surrounding treatment: cost and access.”
Concerns about gambling-related flows
For people looking to take advantage of free therapy services, there will be a 24/7 Discord bot to connect people directly to the organization. They will then be able to schedule a session and talk about any issues they may have.
Trainwreck has featured all kinds of gambling content on its streams over the years, including online slot machines, table games and sports betting.
There have been criticisms from many circles regarding gambling-related streams on Twitch. Many people see this type of content as promoting gambling to a younger audience and creating a false truth about how much profit people can make through different forms of gambling. The fear is that viewers may engage in irresponsible gambling.
Twitch users clearly have an appetite for gambling-related streams. In May, it broke into the slot streams category into the top ten watched categories of the month, the first time that gambling-related streams had achieved that feat.