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Snapchat launching tools and content to help users with mental health and wellness

/ 07:38 PM February 12, 2020
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Image: AFP/Lionel Bonaventure via AFP Relaxnews

Axios reported today that Snapchat will be launching a set of mental health and wellness resources that can be accessed directly through the application. A beta version of the first tool created as part of this push will launch today.

The feature is called “Here For You” and is a mechanism integrated into the app’s search tool. According to Axios, the feature works by “surfac[ing] a special section” consisting of proactive resources from experts and content related to depression, suicide, and anxiety when a user searches certain words implying that they could be struggling with their mental health.

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A show dedicated to helping people cope with anxiety called “Chill Pill”, for example, would appear as a result when a user searches the term “anxiety.”

Snapchat is certainly not the first social media platform targeting mental health and wellness on their platform. Last summer, Pinterest launched a series of emotional wellness activities that people can access if they search certain related keywords. Instagram, too, has been combating bullying for years to make the platform a safer space for users.

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As for Snapchat, Axios states that “Here For You” is just the first tool of many surrounding mental health and wellness expected to roll out later this year. IB/NVG

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TOPICS: anxiety, Applications, Here For You, mental health, Snapchat, Social Media, wellness
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