Image: Romina Margherita A Diaz
We’re not sure if the cheerful graffiti makes the asylum seem happier or more gloomy.
Obviously, there’s a reason institutions such as these exist – in Italy and other parts of the world. Mental disorders can cause those afflicted to harm themselves and others. So essentially, the idea that these people (and the general public) are protected is a good one. However, inmates should never be treated as subhuman and be forced to endure neglect, abuse and generally inhumane treatment.