Welcome to our Self Care course! For the time being, our focus here is on When to Seek Help for streamers and viewers alike. More self-care subjects are coming soon, so make sure to check back soon.

Here’s one of StreamerSquare’s Behind the Streams episodes, featuring Mxiety and Dr. Kelli Dunlap, where we dive into mental health and content creators:

[Content Warning: Mention of depression and suicidal ideation; one reference with no details on either.] Before reading this article, please note that we are not therapists or licensed professionals. This article talks about some common signs exhibited by people needing professional help, but ultimately this is determined by the person themselves. Even if a person recognizes some of these traits, they may not feel ready to seek help. With that in mind, know that the most any non-professional can do is to provide resources and trust the rest to licensed professionals.  If you feel that a professional needs to be sought, we’ve included some links to useful resources at the end of the article. Please keep those handy in case they are needed! Mental Health In General The topic of mental health is vast and all-encompassing, so it stands to reason that figuring out when to seek professional help will...

When we’re talking about burnout, it’s important to note that everyone is capable of getting burned out. It can be burnout from a certain food that you’ve been eating every day, a game that’s starting to lose its charm on you, and content creation. With so many games, streamer archetypes and schedules to set, it can be easy to burn yourself out. The intention of this article is to provide some examples on why burnout happens and to provide you with some tools to combat burnout – while keeping your mental health as a priority. What does burnout mean when it comes to content creation? There are a ton of different ways that burnout can affect us, but all of those ways are amplified when money, engagement and obligations get added into the mix. For example, have you ever had thoughts like “Ugh, I really want to play this game,...

As a streamer, you can sit at your desk for several hours while streaming content. When you find yourself so engrossed in your video game, art or craft, you may not take as many breaks to handle biological needs, let alone stretch and give your body the proper relief it may need after being in one position for an extended period of time. Aside from aiming for an ergonomic setup to keep things comfortable and lower the risk of injury over time, it’s important to include some physical activity within your stream as both a preventative measure and a form of self care. But what does that “self care” look like as physical activities and how do you implement it in your content creation journey? Physical Activity as Self-Care Physical activity can have positive effects on our mental well-being as a result of the release of endorphins and the decrease...

In this module, we are going to talk about the “Always-On Mentality” and ways to protect yourself from it.  From setting schedules and deciphering analytics, to learning your limits and when to take breaks – this module covers it all. We curated this module to give you some tools to help you with the Always-On Mentality. What is an Always-On Mentality? Think of the Always-On Mentality as always being on the clock – there is an inability to separate oneself as a human being, from the content creator persona. This concept has several different footholds in content creation, so let’s provide some examples of this behavior in a way that makes it easier to recognize for streamers. If you are unable to disconnect from your business as a content creator in a way that then inhibits your ability to have fun and treat yourself – you might be experiencing this...

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