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Pinterest has launched what it calls “compassionate search”. This is a set of tools surfaced to people searching for terms which suggest they may be having a bad day. The tools cover everything from deep breathing exercises to self-help exercises.
In a post on the Pinterest Newsroom, Pinterest describes these tools as “emotional well-being activities” you can do if you’re feeling “stressed, anxious or sad.” Each tool “offers people an interactive way to try to improve their mood.”
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You’ll trigger the tools by searching for any one of a number of terms including “stress quotes” and “work anxiety”. You’ll then see a prompt inviting you to check out these resources, and can either click on them or ignore them.
It’s very easy to get these things wrong, but Pinterest’s activities have been created with help from Brainstorm, the Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, and advice from Vibrant Emotional Health and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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Pinterest has kept these tools separate from the rest of the app. This means you can interact...
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