Snapchat launches mental health tool
Snapchat is checking in with its users' mental health with its newest update.
The app, popular with users ranging from 13 to 24 year olds, will introduce a new tool called: “Here for you.”
The new feature will provide safety resources from local mental health experts when users search for sensitive topics like anxiety, depression, suicide and bullying.
Snapchat, which has one of the youngest audiences of any social media platform, is the latest app to join the growing trend.
Last year, Instagram launched its “restrict” mode, allowing users to block abusive or harassing comments.
A Brighter Tomorrow, KOMU 8 News' new initiative, will focus on lessening the stigma around mental illnesses. The series will tackle topics like addiction, anxiety and PTSD.
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