This Snapchat account is encouraging teens to speak out about domestic abuse

Because social media can be a great tool for helping others

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We all know how great Snapchat can be, and now you're going to rate the social media platform even more after one organisation based in India set up a Snapchat account especially aimed at helping younger victims of domestic abuse speak out about it.

*All the applause*

The account goes by the name of Snap Counsellors and it was launched in Mumbai, India by three counsellors by profession Rajshekar Patil, Avani Parekh and Nida Sheriff.

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The aim of their Snapchat account is to target frequently voiceless victims of domestic violence by using social media, as often young victims will keep quiet about any physical or emotional trouble within their relationship in public.

The account uses their stories to speak to victims, encouraging them to speak out about violence they're suffering from, and despite the app only launching earlier this month, the account has already spread worldwide. 

This is such a positive use of social media, reaching out to those who otherwise would feel like they had no one to turn to.

Speaking to MashableRajshekar Patil said: "We have non-resident Indians in the U.S., Canada, and South Asia reaching out to us, and we advise everyone equally. We are open to teens around the world, including men.

"We already have an average of eight people reaching out to us everyday. There are almost 200 people watching the stories we are broadcasting on Snapchat," he added.

We salute you, Snap Counsellors.

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