Snapchat launches mental health tool

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, February 13 2020 Feb 13, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM CST February 13, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Source: NBC
By: Victoria Alaniz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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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. 

Join the conversation by staying updated with our coverage both online and on air. 

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