Mental Health: Instagram Rolls Out New Tool That Allows Users To Flag friends Alarming Posts

October 18, 2016 |  by  |  Health  |  Share

If you’ve ever witnessed someone you follow on Instagram post something and it looks like a cry for help. You can now bring it to someones attention by reporting it anonymously.


According to Seventeen.com
yesterday Instagram released new tools to help make the social media platform a safer place — and they just might save some lives in the process.

Now, if you see a friend post about self-harm, you can anonymously report it. The friend will get a message saying: “Someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we’d like to help.” Then, there will be options that can be accessed directly through the app including contacting a helpline (which will vary by the user’s location), talking to a friend or getting tips and support.

“We listen to mental health experts when they tell us that outreach from a loved one can make a real difference for those who may be in distress. At the same time, we understand friends and family often want to offer support but don’t know how best to reach out,” says Instagram chief operating officer Marne Levine. “These tools are designed to let you know that you are surrounded by a community that cares about you, at a moment when you might most need that reminder.”

Users will be led to that same support page if they search for a hashtag associated with self-injury. Some dangerous hashtags are banned from Instagram altogether — for example, if you try to type in #thinspo, you’ll get zero results. But other terms fall into a gray area, and the new tools can help make sure the users who need help can get it.

    So many people in the world suffer silently and then come to social media to cry out, just for their cries to be ignored. Hopefully this new tool will help save those battling mental illnesses.

Share This:

 


Speak on it

Recent Posts
SAY WHAT?: Is Kylie Jenner Pregnant By New Boyfriend Travis Scott?

SAY WHAT?: Is Kylie Jenner Pregnant By New Boyfriend Travis Scott?

09/22/2017  |  No Comments

09/22/2017

    Hey homegirls and homeboys!!! I have't blogged in a while but I had to come and serve this hot TEA!! Today it's being reported that Kylie Jenner is PREGGO!! Yes you've read that correctly!! Kylie and her new boyfriend Travis Scott have been dating since April 2017. And the little money maker is ALREADY expecting. I am not judging her at all. HOWEVER if I were approaching billionaire status I would move extra careful with my goodies.
    Read More Inside.
more

Check Out The Hot Featured Item From The Addicted Life 'Dope Chick With Ambition' Collection

Check Out The Hot Featured Item From The Addicted Life ‘Dope Chick With Ambition’ Collection

09/02/2017  |  No Comments

09/02/2017

    I'm such a T shirt and Jeans kinda girl. So when I release merch for The Addicted Life the pieces represent my personal style. I like rocking hats from time to time. And I love a dope pair of kicks. The Dope Chick With Ambition hats are priced at $25 and is a total statement piece. When rocking your Dope Chick With Ambition hat or T-shirt be prepared for the stares. This collection is for the assertive woman with a desire to succeed in life. Click HERE to shop the D.C.W.A. hat.
more

PERSONAL ENTRY: Over It..ish

PERSONAL ENTRY: Over It..ish

09/02/2017  |  No Comments

09/02/2017

    August 2011 I launched Addicted2Candi.com with full force. I was excited to post, I was eager to see my traffic numbers weekly. All this occurred before social media took off. Then Instagram arrived and everybody and their mother wanted to be a "Blogger."
    When I first started I was totally against being called a blogger, because at the time bloggers were messy and posted negative gossip. That was never my thing. I am more of the Fashion x Music served with lite tea site. As Instagram popularity continued to grow I was more focused on posting daily there than on my site. I worked hard to achieve a following even though most of my followers just looked and never liked....lol. On August 11th, 2017 Instagram deleted my page for the second time. It happened in 2013 and then again a few weeks ago. I was totally hurt by the action especially since I am unsure why it was deleted.
    So I have decided to refocus my energy on my merchandise TheAddictedLife I'll continue to blog here and there but I'm bigger than just being a "Blogger." Branding Addicted2Candi is so much more than that. So maybe the universe is telling me to reroute to fulfill my dreams. For anyone that enjoyed my few podcast shows, I am releasing a new podcast this month. I have so much in store for myself and all of my supporters.
    Ladies please be sure to cop your Dope Chick With Ambition T- Shirt via wwww.TheAddicted.Life.com. My goal is to be a millionaire in this lifetime and that's what I am going to achieve. Don't ever give up on your dreams. But when necessary reroute and attempt to achieve your goals another way. And remember
    "Real ones may fall back but they never fall off!"
    Be sure to follow my merchandise page @ShopTheAddictedLife and Personal Page @Addicted2Candi on the gram.
more

Beauty News: The  M.A.C. x Aaliyah Is Finally Happening

Beauty News: The M.A.C. x Aaliyah Is Finally Happening

08/24/2017  |  No Comments

08/24/2017

    MAC Cosmetics has announced that next summer they'll be releasing a brand new collection inspired by R&B star Aaliyah. I know Aaliyah's fans are going crazy being that today is the eve of the singer's death and they went super hard, creating a petition and all to make this happen.
aaliyah
    The Makeup brand wrote on their Instagram
    "Aaliyah is truly one in a million—an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all," "Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen! Stay tuned in 2018."
    Get your coins ready folks! I'm sure this collection will sell out quickly!
more