Mental health is a real issue and it should be analyzed very closely on the internet. In recent years, technology has detected such issued and reached out to people who were suffering from depression and anxiety in hopes to ease their suffering. Pinterest has also taken initiative in setting up their self-help tool on their site back in July. But now Pinterest has upgraded this tool in order to expand its help to more people.
Pinterest has pointed out that this tool is in no way, a replacement for professional care and that the people who need expert help should definitely do that. This tool is just a quick assistance tool to help those in need through their site.
The platform partnered up with experts and professionals to provide tips on how to deal with depression and detect its symptoms. According to Pinterest, their tool will detect if someone searches a term related to mental health issues and show them a few exercises that will help them to keep calm, release stress, managing their mood and basically redirecting their energy into positive and productive ways.
Pinterest further said that their machine learning tool is constantly detecting [and removing] sensitive content from their site. This initiative has been very successful as there is a decline of 88% of complaints about this type of content from Pinners.
This is a very good program set up by a site like Pinterest. Instagram, Facebook and YouTube have also made efforts in boosting their efforts in removal of content which may be sensitive to people suffering from mental health.