This aint our first rodeo. All of our team have been around long enough to have experienced depression, anxiety and other forms of mental health issues either ourselves or with our families and friends - and we know the importance of support in those times.
Part of the profits we make from our stream, merchandise and other undertakings goes direct to Beyond Blue - an Australian independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental disorders.
If you're struggling please know that:
1 - you have friends in the Smudge Tank who have been there also, 2 - there is ALWAYS a way to back up and 3 - Beyond Blue really do know how to help you get there. They can help you right NOW - chat online at their website here or call 1300 22 4636 (in Australia).
We're Australian's which means we like to have a laugh (often at our own expense) but we understand that, at times, the chat at our table can get a little 'loose' or 'bawdy'.
Please understand that, while at times we make comments that seem politically incorrect to some, we are all of us dads, most of us are husbands (and one of us a son) and that, while comments may get a little blue, we have the utmost respect for all genders (including our own).
Please try to refrain from knee jerk judging (because we'll ignore it anyway). One of our favourite moments from the hit D&D stream Critical Role was when Laura Bailey frowned at Liam O'Brien for a lewd comment he made - at which point Liam pointed out that in most episodes Laura used language herself that would make a sailor blush. Chastising a bloke for a lewd remark made in jest is often a first reaction. Just pause for a moment and consider the last time you did the same with your friends. We're humans too.
And don't worry, Ryan (our own "moral police") has a radar that's very good at detecting when we've gone "too far" and he is never afraid to chastise us off screen (or on it).
We try to be as inclusive as possible and respect the code of conduct of Twitch. We know that the world doesn't move to the beat of just one drum.