A meeting was held in Trieste on 21-23 June 2018: DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTHCARE – Participation, citizenship and reform processes in Italy and worldwide 40 years after law 180*.
At the meeting, concerns about the introduction of Community Treatment Orders in Greece, were discussed and support for the following statement was affirmed:
“Compulsive Community Treatment”
must not be implemented in Greece and nowhere.
* Basaglia Law or Law 180 is the Italian Mental Health Act of 1978 which signified a major reform of the mental health service in Italy, including the closure of all psychiatric hospitals and their replacement with community-based services.