Psychological and Psychiatric Support

Individual psychological and psychiatric support is provided by professionals, many of whom volunteer their time, and has been expanded since 2015 in response to the widespread malaise generated by worsening conditions for migrants in Rome.

Compounding the trauma of torture, the state of psychological and social vulnerability that characterizes the lives of people forced into exile who do not find a properly supportive context can often lead to mental problems of various kinds.

The long spans of time for which asylum seekers often find themselves without adequate housing has a critical impact on torture victims: those living in this limbo often suffer from recurring symptoms such as insomnia—linked to depression about their uncertain fate—and digestive ailments. For this reason, the duration of psychotherapy can vary, and often depends on the duration of the legal process for obtaining international protection.