- Snapchat has partnered with two Indian organisation to bring resources
- Users can access Here For You by searching keywords like worry, stress
- Here For You contains videos on how to deal with stress and anxiety
Snapchat’s ‘Here For You’ covers multiple topics on mental health including eating disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Snapchat is rolling out updates on mental health safety and support in India through its “Here For You” section that covers a range of topics such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and so on. The “Here for You” feature is available for Android and iOS users in India, and it contains mental health resources provided by Mariwala Health Initiative and the Manas Foundation. The company said that the feature is part of a “concerted effort” designed to educate and empower Snapchat community “to look after themselves.”
Snapchat explained in a press release that the development of the “Here For You” feature happened after a research paper last year suggested various mental health issues faced by its users.
“Snapchat found an overwhelming majority of Snapchatters experience feelings of stress and anxiety and that their friends are the first people they turn to when they need help, more than professionals… The research also revealed that many young people are deeply interested in understanding these issues, and how they can support friends who are struggling with them,” Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, said in the note.
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Source: Gadgets 360