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Twitch streamer Reckful reduced to tears while talking to psychiatrist

Published: 2/Dec/2019 16:54

by Andy Williams

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Twitch veteran Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein broke down when discussing his battle with depression during a livestream with Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Kanojia.

Former World of Warcraft professional Reckful has a list of accolades to his name. After taking top honours at MLG Washington in 2010, he naturally transitioned to Hearthstone – which builds on the existing lore from WoW’s universe – and took a second-place finish at Blizzcon’s 2013 Invitational.

Although the American has quite a decorated past in esports, his personal life has experienced its turbulence. Having been quite transparent with his battle with depression on Twitter, Reckful always tries to provide upbeat content to his audience.

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Since his transition into becoming a variety streamer, Bernstein’s channel is projected to finally break the 1 million follower mark in 2020. Given his rocky road with depression, Reckful turned to Harvard psychiatrist and Twitch streamer, Dr. Kanojia.  

The 30-year-old was toing and froing with Kanojia, but eventually broke down when asked: “Who’s the focus on? Who are you thinking about?”

After a short pause, Reckful dissolved to tears and responded: “Just the people who have experienced what I did.” Seeing the former WoW pros distressed, the doctor intervened.

“So I’ll tell you, Reckful – listen carefully now. You’re trying to cure the depression that is growing within kids out there today,” the psychiatrist stated. “You’re trying to protect them from what happened to you.”

According to Kanojia, Reckful’s entertainment is a bid to provide a medium for those experiencing feelings of melancholy in a similar capacity to himself. 

Bernstein then implied that what he does feels “good” and “meaningful,” to which the Havard doc replied: “Good is the understatement of the f**king year. It is vital!”  Reckful was thankful for the psychiatrist’s efforts and later Tweeted to express his gratitude.

Having previously been open with what depression feels like to him, the former WoW pro delved deeper into the roots of his depression, in front of a live audience on Twitch. 

Although Reckful took something away from the experience, this also underscores his brave venture towards helping those maybe in a similar position to himself. 

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Why Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her TikTok

Published: 30/Nov/2020 7:09 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Millie Bobby Brown deleted her TikTok account and her fans have been left wondering what happened that led to her departure.

Millie Bobby Brown exploded in popularity after all the success of Stranger Things in the past few years. However, fans have been drawn to her bright and bubbly personality too, and she’s developed a big presence on social media

Millie Bobby Brown has almost 40 million followers on Instagram. It was always her biggest platform. However, her TikTok was incredibly popular too. It featured all kinds of content, including clips of her singing, dancing, and recreating viral trends like a normal teenager.

She has now deleted her TikTok, which came as a huge surprise to her millions of followers, and many are left wondering if and when she’ll return to the video-sharing platform.

 

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Nothing stopped her fans from speculating about some of the reasons why she might have disabled her account, which had around 16.2 million followers, and 158.4 million clip likes.

Although she didn’t address the situation directly, Millie appeared to post a short explanation to her Instagram story, saying “realizing that surrounding yourself with positivity is the happiest way of living! No hate, and only love. Remember to be kind. Thank you.”

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Millie posted an explanation on Instagram

It’s not the first time Brown has deleted a social media account either. She deleted her Twitter account all the way back in 2018 due to a series of “disgusting” memes, and she may very well have done the same this time around too.

 

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Of course, her TikTok videos will be sorely missed. They always managed to brighten people’s days. Still, it’s important to remember there’s an actual person behind the spotlight.