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From the asylum to territorial services for mental health

In 1978 in Italy, the law that reformed psychiatric assistance, also known as Law 180, started a national process to eliminate mental hospitalizations by the end of the 90s, closing all asylums and introducing at the same time, many new community services that allow mentally disabled people to conduct their lives in a normal social contest. This law, which was the first of its kind in the world, radically changed care and assistance methods. 

By Peppe Dell'Acqua