Twitch Streamers Are Burning Out from Acting as Shrinks to Their Fans

Streamers focusing on mental health often find themselves in unenviable positions

Emily Reynolds
Aug 14, 2019 · 5 min read
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For several years, James was one of Twitch’s most prominent mental health streamers. (James prefers to keep his surname private.) Under his somewhat absurd online alias, General_Mittenz, a talking cat, he’d…