Trieste under threat

The Trieste model of mental health care is recognised by WHO as a world standard for community mental health services.

One of the buildings of the ex-Provincial Psychiatric Hospital of Trieste:
“La verità è rivoluzionaria” (The truth is revolutionary) was one of the mottos of the revolution.

It has inspired programmes in dozens of countries and has provided hope for service users/survivors and clinicians around the world – including the founders of Asylum magazine.  However, Trieste, the city in northern Italy, is now threatened by a right-wing government promoting privatisation and the dismantling of what it misperceives to be politically left-wing psychiatry.