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“The pandemic no one talks about”; Richmond Foundation address Camilleri suicide case

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"The pandemic no one talks about"; Richmond Foundation address Camilleri suicide case

“Yet another preventable tragedy happened. A man died. He died because the system failed him.” Mental health organisation The Richmond Foundation has spoken out following the suicide of 55-year-old Nicholas Camilleri.

In a recent press statement, the not-for-profit organisation stated that Camilleri died “because his and his family’s voices were not heard. He died because those who loved him were not allowed to get the answers they sought, to contribute their perspective of the situation,” arguing that he was considered to be just another number.

The organisation went on to call the mental health crises in Malta and around the globe ‘the pandemic no one talks about’, shining a light on the fact that the sector is underfunded.

Camilleri was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia 18 years ago, with his wife telling the Times of Malta that she and the family believe he was “let down by the system,” also revealing that she was the target of social media hate speech after a series of claims made on Facebook by Camilleri prior to his death.

The 55-year-old had moved into a Qormi property after previous bail conditions declared that he could no longer live in the couple’s matrimonial Żabbar home. He was then reported missing last week and found dead on Tuesday with police suspecting no foul play.

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US woman to be airlifted to Spain after being denied termination of pregnancy in Malta

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US woman to be airlifted to Spain after being denied termination of pregnancy in Malta

38-year-old American woman Andrea Prudente, aged 38, will be airlifted to Spain to carry out an abortion after being denied the procedure in Malta.

Lawyer Lara Dimitrijevic confirmed that the couple’s travel insurance will cover the air ambulance to Mallorca, where the procedure will be held, due to the situation being classified as “life-threatening”.

The couple could leave Malta for the Hospital Universitari Son Espases as early as Thursday, stating that they are “very relieved” that the end to their ordeal is within reach.

Doctors had advised the couple that the baby has no chance of survival, despite their being a heartbeat, but could not do anything unless her life was in imminent danger. Due to this complication, the couple were waiting for the foetus to die with fears that the mother could contract a life-threatening infection as a result.

Malta remains the only EU country with a blanket ban on abortion, with the latest pro-choice demonstration being held outside Parliament on Wednesday with placards exhibiting arguments such as “Abortion is safe and necessary” and “My body, my choice, my country, my voice.”

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Khaby Lame surpasses Charli D’Amelio to become most followed TikTok star

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Khaby Lame surpasses Charli D'Amelio to become most followed TikTok star

Senegalese-born TikTok star Khaby Lame has surpassed Charli D’Amelio on TikTok to become the most followed individual on the popular social media app.

@khaby.lame If @50 Cent had to do a casting in the 19th century. 🤣 #learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @tiktok @tiktokcreators ♬ sonido original – 0riginal_G7

The Italy-based prankster has gained millions upon millions of fans and currently stands at 142.2 million followers, as opposed to D’Amelio’s 142.1 million, thanks to his tongue-in-cheek approach towards the social media platform’s trends.

The 22-year-old prankster’s universal appeal may be attributed to his lack of dialogue and dependance on body language, making him a personality which appeals to all users, regardless of language.

Lame has had quite a busy few weeks, gaining 3 million followers in the span of one month thanks to the hashtag #KhabyToNumberOne, along with his recent collaboration with luxury brand Boss, amongst others.

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Man bleeds to death after failed attempt at Qawra robbery

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A 46-year-old man bled to death in Qawra earlier this morning after a failed attempt at robbing an establishment in Triq il-Qawra.

The police were notified of the case at around 4:30am this morning after the establishment’s alarm went off, with a person most likely inside. District officials went on site immediately, discovering the shattered glass door and a trail of blood outside the establishment.

After following the trail, the police reportedly found the man face down in a pool of blood, with first investigations indicating that it was the same person who entered the establishment. The assistance of a medical team was requested immediately and a Rapid Response Medical Unit was on site within minutes, with the man unfortunately certified dead on site.

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