Snapchat is one of the first social media apps to launch a mental health tool for users. "Here For You" is a new feature designed to combat emotional meltdowns, support mental health and educate users on these issues and how to help others. This in-app support system aims to help the younger demographic of Snapchatters going through fluctuating emotions.
This new feature will launch in the coming months and will also include helpful guidelines from experts about depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and more.
"Today, in honor of Safer Internet Day, we are announcing several resources to help uphold this responsibility. We’re starting with a new feature, called Here For You, that will provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, or who may be curious to learn more about these issues and how they can help friends dealing with them." - Snapchat