The mental health facility where Franco lives is entitled to Franco Basaglia, the psychiatrist that inspired the 1978 revolutionary law that abolished asylums, making Italy the first and only country in the world where asylums are illegal. Mental health services and facilities like this one in Livorno, where the combined social, human, medical and economical resources provide a true alternative to asylums are still very few. (image by Tommaso Barsali)
The mental health facility where Franco lives is entitled to Franco Basaglia, the psychiatrist that inspired the 1978 revolutionary law that abolished asylums, making Italy the first and only country in the world where asylums are illegal. Mental health services and facilities like this one in Livorno, where the combined social, human, medical and economical resources provide a true alternative to asylums are still very few.
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