Social media can be a force for good, encouraging users to turn to a supportive community that’s been there.
Instagram has already shown its commitment to mental health awareness by banning hashtags like #thinspo and allowing users to anonymously report another person’s troubling post, so the social media network can offer help. Now, Instagram is solidified this commitment by kicking off a new campaign, #HereForYou.
The hashtag encourages people to share their own experiences with mental health issues – navigating depression or anxiety, for example, or dealing with an eating disorder or suicidal thoughts. The goal is to end the stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental illness and remind anyone who feels isolated and alone that a community of users who know what they’re going through is there to talk and connect them to helpful resources.
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