There was some drama this week on YouTube. Watch below to learn what all the drama with YouTube and BetterHelp is about. Plus, hear my take on the whole thing. In these videos, YouTube personalities open up about their own mental health struggles. Then, many of them give a plug for BetterHelp, sharing about how they used the platform to feel better. At first glance, this seems like a positive, right?
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Over the past year, mental health and burnout have become big topics in the YouTube community. Stars like Philip DeFranco and Shane Dawson have posted heartfelt videos about their struggles with depression, encouraging fans to get help with their own issues. At the end of each video, they promote an online counseling service called BetterHelp, and include a referral link that earns them money every time a fan clicks the link and signs up. Below the video is a custom referral link.