Snapchat will release a new feature called “Here for You”. Snapchat provides this feature to help users who are feeling distressed and feel in need of help. Let’s find out how Snapchat’s Here for You works and how this feature can help Snapchat users who are experiencing mental illness.
Lately, there are many teenagers who feel they have mental illness, distress, feeling depressed because of bullying, suicidal thought, and so forth. It is not certain whether they were suggested by the articles they read or have been sentenced by a doctor and really need help.
As we know, Snapchat has many young audiences, it reaches 90 percent of 13- to 24-year-olds, a group that may be the most vulnerable to bullying or suggestive content. To ensure that Snapchat users get the right information and help, Snapchat releases this feature.
How to use Snapchat’s Here for You
When Snapchat users search for sensitive topics such as depression, anxiety, bullying, suicidal, and so on, Snapchat will display or provide content that has been designed to help. The content provided is not created by ordinary copywriters or bloggers, the content is moderated directly by experts. For example, someone who searched “anxiety” in Snapchat would be directed to “Chill Pill,” a new in-house-produced series featuring short anxiety-reducing videos.
Millennials and Gen Z users, the primary demographic for Snapchat, are more likely to share on the platform about mental health issues than older generations, according to the firm’s own research, whether with a view to social climbing or feeling that it’s cool.
Mental illness is not a joke, it is a serious problem, and must get help from experts. Snapchat is famous as an application that is used intimately by teenagers. Snapchat’s user’s content can disappear within 24 hours, making young users feel comfortable looking for sensitive content there than on other social media apps.
If a user feels that they have a problem, Snapchat’s Here for You can be an initial reference that provides resources from trusted sources. But to be sure, after getting information from this feature, Snapchat users should consult directly with a doctor.
So that’s how to use the Snapchat mental health tool or Snapchat’s Here for You. Hopefully, this feature is useful for Snapchat users who really need help with their mental illness.