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Snapchat Brings ‘Here for You’ Feature to Address Mental Health Issues


Snapchat has recently come up with a new section i.e. “Here For You”, which would be covering all aspects of topics such as anxiety, depression, disorders and so on. The updates have come on mental health safety and support in India. The feature can be accessed by Android and iOS users across India, and the feature also has mental health resources which are provided by Mariwala Health Initiative and the Manas Foundation.

As per the statement made by the company it has been said that the feature is a small part of the concerted effort that has been designed to educate and empower the community of Snapchat so that they can look after themselves.

In one of the press release, Snapchat also explained that the section of “Here For You” was added after a research paper which took place last year ad showed how users face various mental health issues.

Snap, which is the parent company of the Snap said that the Snapchat saw an overwhelming majority of users who go through stress and anxiety and their friends are the first people whom they speak to, in comparison to professionals. The research also showed that there are many young people who are eager to help out people in these areas.

Raj Mariwala, who is the director of Mariwala Health Initiative stated that because of the current pandemic situation people are experiencing feelings of tension, anxiety and sadness.

He also added to  it that our videos in the “Here For You” section provides you with a solution to how to deal with depression and anxiety.

Know More About How to access Here For You in Snapchat

Any user can access the section of “Here For You” by searching with different  keywords such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, suicide, mental health and well being. Both Android as well as iOS users of Snapchat in India can use this feature.

“Here For You” section on the Snapchat covers topics such as ways to cope with mental health issues and what are the signs to spot in loved ones, as well as questions are answered from the community, answered by clinical psychologists and mental health professionals.

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