Dealing with a depressed member, one of the most difficult tasks in webcam jobs
If you work in webcam jobs, you get to meet different kinds of people during your career, from different countries and religions, with various backgrounds and social statuses. However, you will also meet members who show signs of depression, whether they are already diagnosed with it or not. Being lonely is one of the main reasons men turn to cam sites, and your role can be crucial in their recovery. Never underestimate the importance you have for your members: while you don’t concentrate your attention only on one of them because you have many more, maybe for them you are the only one they are talking to!
In this article, we will teach you what are the dos and don’ts of interacting with a depressed member in webcam jobs. We have to thank our friends at Studio 20 – www.studio20.live, the biggest and most successful non-adult online modeling agency in the world, for suggesting this very interesting topic. Before we start, we must emphasize the fact that you should never assume anything: ask the man on the other side of the webcam if he is depressed, or let him tell you first! Some people might be offended if you perceive them differently than what they want you to see.
- Listen carefully. Being a good active listener is one of the most important qualities in webcam jobs, but it’s all the more important when it comes to an emotionally unstable member. Before judging him or trying to offer a solution to his problem, try to understand him. Put yourself in his shoes and walk a mile, figuratively speaking, before giving your opinion. It’s normal that, from your point of view, things are different, but precisely this new perspective could help him overcome a difficult moment, or start things over with more courage and self-confidence.
- Suggest specialized help. Even if webcam jobs have some things in common with the work of a psychologist, the latter’s experience is indubitable and cannot be questioned. Therefore, no matter how much your member trusts you, suggest specialized help for him. Seeing a psychologist doesn’t mean that you have “mental problems”, as some parts of society consider, it just means you are not feeling well mentally, and you want things to get better soon. Therefore, encourage them to seek help and assure them that you are always by their side as well.
- Don’t minimize their experience. Even though you might be tempted to say “I understand perfectly” or “We’ve all been there”, refrain from doing it. We know you’re very well-intentioned, your member knows it as well, but he might feel that you are mocking him or minimizing his feelings. If you never dealt with depression yourself, before entering webcam jobs, it’s better to say something like: “I can’t imagine how hard it is to deal with this. I just wanted to remind you that you are not alone!”.