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#Epilepsy and #Streaming and #Stigma

So I'm an #epileptic streamer and advocate. I'm rather small, so I make no real waves. One of my new "friends" was streaming, so I went to his stream to support him. I made it a point to thank him as he mentioned about the game possiblely causing seizures, due to the fact of my advocating. He said he was aware. One of his viewers decided to be an ass and ask if I was advocating or sharing. I politely said that it was not contagious, to please stop. "Not according to so in so..." Grrrrr! I left immediately. I didn't want to ruin the stream, but UGH!!! I apologized to the streamer, but haven't gotten a response yet.

This is not ok. Why people think it is, idk.

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Netflix DOESN'T CARE about sending PTSD patients into SUICIDAL EPISODES with autoplay trailers. Have you or someone you know had this happen?

Netflix had again shown they don't care about the lives of their users. Many with CPTSD, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and other issues find themselves being assaulted by Netflix's autoplay trailers. People have been complaining for years about this. Customer service reps are overwhelmed by calls from often angered customers. Other companies like Amazon have actual settings to disable these as they are understanding of these very real issues. But despite years of issues, Netflix fails to change this saying just mute your TV. That does not work. Visuals are as powerful if not more so than audio many times. I found myself sitting and dealing with suicidal issues following this issue and chatted with the national suicide hotline after being triggered by Netflix autoplay trailers. They said this is a huge issue and the amount of suicide chats they get because of things like Netflix are not a small number. They aren't tracked though as the main issue as most people just say PTSD attack when they chat versus saying it was caused by Netflix. It is a form of digital assault. Telling people there's no way to disabled this and that's just the way it is, is disgusting. The fact that they are losing subscribers is no surprise as they continue to put real people's lives in danger every single day without consequence. At this point people have voiced the concerns and after years of this nothing substantial has ever been done. Now it's a form of violence and assault on users. #PTSD #CPTSD #Depression #Anxiety #SexualTrauma #Autism #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Suicide #SuicidalIdeation #SuicidalOCD #PTSDSupportAndRecovery #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAmerica #Netflix #Streaming