Many social media users have come keyboard to keyboard with a troll at some point, but one charity is asking people to shout about the nicer things online. Pieta House, which helps people in suicidal distress or whon are engaging in self-harm, says it believes that "deep down that most people are in fact, sound."
It has launched its #SoundEffect campaign online, in the hope that social media users will "turn up the volume on the power and importance of being sound". If someone does something sound for you or someone else, the charity is asking you to share the moment online with the hashtag #SoundEffect to "create a huge wave of sound."
CEO of Pieta House, Brian Higgins, explained that they are trying to "turn up the volume on what is right, increasing awareness of what it means to be sound, and using that wave of positivity to drown out the negative noise our online spaces are awash in."
The group are also hosting a series of talks at Electric Picnic next week. Across the three days people including the Health Minister Simon Harris, Bressie, Miriam O'Callaghan and Leinster Rugby player Jack McGrath will join in talks that will explore 'being sound' and mental wellness.