Over the last few years, the most popular social media platforms have introduced a range of different features to support mental health and Snapchat is launching a new Here For You service. On Snapchat, searching for specific topics may bring up helpful content from experts, plus shows, editions and episodes related to more positive experiences. For example, a user searching for “anxiety” may be recommended mindfulness activities and Stop, Breathe & Think’s Chill Pill series episodes like ‘Kiss Your Social Anxiety Goodbye.’
While some major social media platforms let users flag posts that may be indicative of self-harm, others are have launched features to help users mindfully use their apps by implementing time-based browsing restrictions.
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