The Mental Health Struggles Of Being A YouTuber: Trolls, Jealousy, Burnout

What are the struggles of being a YouTuber? Find out how being on YouTube can impact your mental health and how to cope with the challenges of the platform.

Creators featured in this video:
* ELLE MILLS Burnt Out At 19:
* Bobby Burns:
* Lilly Singh: I’ll see you soon:
* Casey Neistat: Burnt OUT YouTubers:
* Ryan Liberty / Mental Health:
* The Biologist Apprentice:
* Shrink Tank:
* Sally Le Page:
* 12tone:
* Mr. Beat:
* Dr CBT Mom:
* GetPsyched:
* I Need More Space:
* bobbinsleak:
* Sci-Inspiration:
* Flipping Physics:
* BrainCraft:
* Trace Dominguez:

Special thanks to Elizabeth S., Tyler D., Anna H., Arnt J., Collin P., Evan A., Imran M., Sam D., Ryan L., Sophie Y., Ahmed Y, Israel P., Neuro Transmissions, Eric E., Eve P., Lauren K., BrainCraft, Aaron F., Samuel H., Marisa H.,Tae T., Steve M.,, Bryan T., Nicky C., Samuel A., Anton T., Jennifer C., Shanda W., Saleem H. P., Sri S., and Alex N. for making this episode possible! Learn how you can help me make The Psych Show and get exclusive behind the scenes access in return at

Topics discussed:
* Blurring of personal and professional lives
* YouTube analytics, connecting identity and self-worth with video performance
* YouTube comments and trolls
* Objective self-awareness, being objectified on YouTube
* Online envy inducing incidents
* Sustainable growth on YouTube
* Variable ratio reinforcement
* Connection to communities and causes
* Growth and learning
* Meaningful impact
* Personal values
* YouTube feature requests, pausing comments

Learn more:
* The world’s biggest YouTube stars told us they’re burning out because of the unrelenting pressure to post new videos:
* YouTube’s top creators are burning out and breaking down en masse:
* YouTubers, Twitch streamers are opening up about serious burnout, personal struggles:
* Ninja’s 12-hour streaming schedule isn’t what mentally exhausts him:

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THE PSYCH SHOW! Creating mental health videos that educate, entertain, and empower! Produced, written, and edited by clinical psychologist Ali Mattu, Ph.D. All videos are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute clinical advice.

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:
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