The fundraiser benefited the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
On 7 January, gaming YouTuber Sean McLoughlin hosted an 8 hour live stream to raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He interspersed streaming games with talking about the charity and other resources for suicide prevention, and was joined by his editor, Robin Torkar, for the latter part of the stream.
In support of the live stream, viewers shared fan art and encouraging messages through the hashtag #PositiveMentalAttitude. At the time of publishing, the total raised has reached $225,000, more than four times the original $50,000 goal.
You guys are INCREDIBLE!!! We raised over $200k in less than 8 hours!! I cannot thank you all enough for spreading so much positivity and raising so much money. It blew away my expectations :D You are all heroes!
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 7, 2018
Sean hosted the stream in response to the recent controversy surrounding Logan Paul’s Aokigahara video. He intended to “make something positive out of all the bad going around lately” by raising money and awareness for suicide prevention.
Those wishing to donate to the fundraiser can do so via its Tiltify donation page, which is open until 14 January.