Breaking the Silence – Suicide Prevention Awareness

By Antonella Portelli

Today we ask for your attention. Today we ask you to make suicide prevention a priority, and help us raise awareness about supporting each other better. Today, the 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 700,000 people die by suicide each year worldwide, or one person every 40 seconds. Within the media, reporting guidelines on suicide attempts or accounts are restrictive in order to reduce the glamourisation surrounding suicide and limit susceptible individuals from being exposed to triggering content. However not feeling okay is still highly stigmatised and this must end. Reach out, get help, have hope.

At Keen we highly value empowering employees, giving deserved recognition and individual attention through our open-door policy. Our work protocol revolves around a dedicated, prompt, and consistent approach to work-related problems, as this is a fundamental element when it comes to helping employees feel safe, protected, and encouraged to do their best work. Furthermore, employees are given mental health off days during the year along with a flexible workplace as part of the culture of a mentally healthy workplace. A healthy work environment contributes to psychological health as well as social activities in leisure time. 

In support of Malta’s first suicide and self-harm prevention app Krizi, and to raise awareness on World Suicide Prevention Day, our team collaborated with Crisis Resolution Malta and donated a dedicated billboard space for one month.

If you or a loved one are in crisis, download the free Krizi app, or call the free 24/7 consultation crisis line on +356 99339966.