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Ninja and DrLupo Address Suicide Awareness and Prevention on Twitch

Ninja and DrLupo are two of the biggest personalities on Twitch and have taken to their platform to address suicide awareness and prevention when it comes to viewers of streams dealing with suicidal thoughts.

Tyler "Ninja" Belvins and Ben "DrLupo" Lupo have grown into being two of the most popular streamers on Twitch with both seeing massive growth due to the immense rise of popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale, as tens of thousands of viewers tune in every day to watch Ninja and DrLupo show off their skills and entertaining personalities. 

Due to the two streamers attracting thousands of viewers every day to their Twitch streams, it is not unusual for individuals who are all experiencing and coming from different walks or situations in life to be a part of the massive audiences that Ninja and DrLupo both attract. 

This includes individuals who may be struggling with depression and or are experiencing thoughts of self-harm. With some viewers of streams often feeling comfortable with discussing these personal and tough issues with their favorite streamers, they will often donate in order to send a direct message to a streamer to reach out about the issues they are currently dealing with. 

Many streamers, such as Ninja and DrLupo, are positives forces in the community and do their best to help and protect the person reaching out, but it is important to note that these messages often take a heavy toll on the streamers who receive them, as they are not professionals who are trained to treat individuals suffering from these very serious issues.

This was the message DrLupo stated in a Twitter post on Monday, July 9th. 

The popular streamer and close friend of DrLupo also explained how these kinds of messages can put a great deal of stress on a streamer and can affect them extremely negatively. Ninja went on to address the issue that it is impossible to tell if the person behind the donation message is being completely truthful and is not an individual trying to play a sick joke. 

With Ninja and DrLupo both being extremely popular personalities that many young fans of Fortnite look up to, both streamers use their platform and ability to help thousands of people with their positive messages of suicide awareness and prevention.

However, viewers also need to see that Ninja, DrLupo and every other streamer are all regular people and can be extremely negatively affected emotionally and physically when they are presented with these kinds of messages, such as DrLupo recently was, as they are not professionally trained to deal with these kinds of situations. 

If you or anyone you know is or could possibly be suffering from depression and or thoughts of self-harm, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit the official website of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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