She’s the Maltese songstress that’s passionate about raising awareness for mental health issues. She recently performed at the Houses of Parliament in London. And with the second semi-final fast approaching, Christabelle continued her work by visiting the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health.
The “Taboo” singer was joined at the event by Professor Jose Miguel Caldas de Almeida, the Director of the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health and Professor Miguel Xavier, the Director of the National Programme for Mental Health. They discussed breaking the stigma of mental illness and the importance of seeking help.
Christabelle also encouraged people to “judge less and help more”. Her wise words and her powerful message are certainly worth remembering.
The programme also included the broadcasting of video messages from the President and Deputy Prime Minister of Malta. They both thanked Christabelle for her work in raising awareness of this important issue and wished her well ahead of her Eurovision performance.
There were some emotional moments throughout the event, culminating in Christabelle hugging a member of the audience — Dutch Eurovision fan Isanne Yard — for sharing her story.
Christabelle performed “Taboo” for the audience before catching up with wiwiblogger Antranig to discuss her work with the panel. Christabelle thanked her fans at wiwibloggs for their support and was honoured to be part of the panel. She was very thankful for the messages she received and for the work of her fellow panelists.
Christabelle will perform in the second semi-final on Thursday. She hopes to get Malta back to the grand final as she continues to raise awareness for such an important topic.
What do you think of Christabelle’s work in this field? What do you think of “Taboo”? Will Christabelle qualify for the grand final? Let us know in the comments below.