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Forty Years of Law 180 in Italy by Dr. Roberto Mezzina 2018
From the reforms initiated by Dr. Franco Basaglia and his dedicated equipè of those committed to closing the asylum and ushering in a new era of freedom and dignity for those who suffer from mental disorders, to current conditions in Trieste and throughout Italy forty years later, this article provides a good summary.
[…] Law 180, the groundbreaking law that was passed by the Italian parliament in 1978, and mandated the closure of all asylums in Italy, reached this 40-year milestone just last year. […]