Malta’s Christabelle has met with the President of her country, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. In the meeting, the Maltese Eurovision entrant received the honour of being named Ambassador for Mental Health in Malta.
The President of Malta offered Christabelle the role after winning the Maltese national final. The President of Malta has a special foundation, called the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society for Mental Health.
Dr. Ruth Farrugia, the president of the foundation, explained the role of the foundation in Malta. Since its foundation four years ago, the foundation has achieved a lot when it comes to support and awareness for mental health issues in Malta.
On Instagram, President Coleiro Preca spoke highly of Christabelle. She said:
Apart from being blessed with talent, I truly believe that Christabelle, through her song and its powerful message of hope and empowerment, is going to be doing a lot of good, in helping those who are suffering from mental health issues.
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Proud to have appointed @christabelleofficial as an Ambassador of the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society for Mental Health. Apart from being blessed with talent, I truly believe that Christabelle, through her song and its powerful message of hope and empowerment, is going to be doing a lot of good, in helping those who are suffering from mental health issues. My heartfelt congratulations to Christabelle and the team behind “Taboo” and best of luck in Portugal where I am sure you shall give the best visibility to Malta @eurovision
It seems like it is no random choice that Christabelle has received this honour in her home country. Her Eurovision entry “Taboo” speaks of the issues related to mental health.
Her song is a call for awareness, but furthermore also a call to break the taboo. In addition, the Maltese songstress calls for everyone suffering from such issues to speak up. It wants to encourage people to stop judging people and instead offer their support and care when opening up about the issues they may be facing.
Christabelle convincingly won Malta’s national final at the start of this month. She received top marks from each of the jury members. Furthermore, she also won the hearts of the televoters. At the end of voting, she had received 133 points, while second placed Richard & Joe Micallef finished with 98 points.
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