Continuing the discussion from Elliot Shares Links (2021):
Link to video: Dr K And The Dangers of Twitch Therapy - YouTube
Thanks for sharing this Elliot. I just started watching the video and wanted to jot some of my thoughts down when I saw this slide:
It was scary to hear about Reckful being held against his will AND charged $900 a day for it (that kind of cost could literally bankrupt some people after less than a week, especially since they’re imprisoned and can’t even work, so I have no idea how that’s justifiable by the government)
As a side note, I wonder if the maker of this video has read any or heard of Szasz?
I clicked on the video because I’ve heard of Dr. K before and found some of his ideas interesting. I’ve always been interested in mental health, but I was skeptical of some of his approaches (like traditional Hindu religious stuff + philosophy integrated into his psychology). I was also skeptical of the idea of viewing gaming as an addiction and normalizing that view for the majority of people who show up on his channel.
Will comment more as I get further into the video.
Edit: Holy shit, Reckful said that he spoke with other people who said they had been there for a year. If they were charged full price per day, that would come to 900x365 = $328,500. Either the pricing was slashed down or they would be in massive amounts of debt, especially since they can’t possibly work while being detained in a mental institution… This is terrible and unjust.