When, in 1998, the asylum where he lived was finally closed down, 20 years after the 1978 law abolishing it, Franco did not speak and was absolutely not capable of taking care of himself. Franco was received in a public open mental health facility in Livorno, where an innovative approach towards mental health is oriented towards encouraging creativity and opening the facility to the general public as much as possible, through small concerts, art exhibitions and workshops. (image by Tommaso Barsali)
When, in 1998, the asylum where he lived was finally closed down, 20 years after the 1978 law abolishing it, Franco did not speak and was absolutely not capable of taking care of himself. Franco was received in a public open mental health facility in Livorno, where an innovative approach towards mental health is oriented towards encouraging creativity and opening the facility to the general public as much as possible, through small concerts, art exhibitions and workshops.
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