Self isolation, courtesy coronavirus? Cheer up because Snapchat is launching a mental health tool for you

Updated on:23 March 2020, 11:01am IST
Self-isolation and quarantine can be lonely and boring. That’s why snapchat is coming to rescue you.
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“Here For You” – a new mental health tool by Snapchat will keep you sane amid coronavirus scare. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

You can’t go out, meet friends, or party due the coronavirus pandemic. And you must be feeling bored as you have nothing to do, apart from work. Even the Insta scrolling and Facebook is also becoming mundane. 

Hey, don’t lose hope as we have a great news for all you millennial.  

Snap is rolling out its ‘Here For You’ mental health and wellness search tool earlier than planned to help users who are feeling stressed over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Don’t panic due to coronavirus. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

“Here for you” will help you deal with stress and anxiety
This tool was expected to be rolled out in a few months, and was set to give information about topics such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, suicidal thoughts, and bullying to Snapchatters.

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Meanwhile, the company has accelerated the launch of the tool with a special focus on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

A coronavirus-specific section to the tool “that will provide Snapchatters from the Ad Council, World Health Organization, the CDC, Crisis Text Line, NHS, and other partners who are creating content on anxiety specifically related to coronavirus, The Verge reported recently.

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“Here For You was informed by studies that show that connecting with friends, whether in person or online is often the best defence against feelings of loneliness and anxiety. We also know that Snapchatters are deeply interested in understanding these issues, and how they can support friends who are struggling with them,” the report quoted a Snap spokesperson.

So, now take the help of social media and beat the coronavirus blues.   

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