A tool for those suffering from depression or stress

Pinterest provides users with emotional wellbeing resources and does so in a timely manner with the Pinterest Emotional Wellbeing Activity Search, which is currently available in 12 countries (including the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, India, Philippines, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Brazil and Germany).

This is a platform initiative to double its reach as it expands to 11 more countries, including Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan, in the coming weeks.

This search offers a collection of interactive activities that Pinners can try as a way to improve their mood if they are feeling stressed, anxious, sad, or trying to manage difficult emotions, making it easier for Pinners to safely access support resources at one time. need.

How does this space work?

Through this feature, people will see requests to explore activity in these countries if they search for things like “sad phrases”, “work anxiety”, or other terms that suggest they may be feeling down. If you choose “accept your emotions”, you will be guided through the steps to practice self-compassion.

“We believe that emotional health is at the core of everything we do on Pinterest and is vital to our mission of inspiring people to live the lives they love. That’s true not only during Mental Health Awareness Month, but throughout the year, both on platform and offline.” said Ari Simon, director of social impact and philanthropy at Pinterest.

At the same time, he admitted that “We have worked with experts and non-governmental organizations for years to help Pinners with all parts of their well-being. We are excited to expand this practical strategy to more countries and provide more support and awareness for emotional health, because it is needed now more than ever.”end.

Try to deal with emotions

Created with the help of emotional health experts in different countries, this experience attempts to cover the wider emotional spectrum of what Pinner might be looking for, but is not meant to replace any type of therapy or professional help.

These associations of experts in emotional health are: SOS An Anonymous Friend in Argentina, Voice for Mental Health in Mexico, Salud Responde in Chile, Line 106 in Colombia and Telephone of Hope in Spain.

Compassion-seeking activities can also be accessed at any time by searching for #BienestarenPinterest from Latin America or #Pinterestwellbeing from Spain.

Stuart Martin

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