During 2016 various media conferences were organized and articles on the free online press were published to make the public opinion aware about issues as: cannabis legalization, psychiatric treatment of depression, the closing of forensic psychiatric hospitals and the Involuntary Commitment. Soon the 4th 2016 edition of the Journal “The Evidence base Psychiatric Care” will be disposable on the web site www.psichiatria.it
On top of that in collaboration with the Press Italian association (UNAMSI) 3 events (Milano 20/06/2016, Roma 25/10/2016; Napoli 14/11/2016) were organized to improve the way newspaper writes about psychiatry and psychiatric patients, especially concerning criminal issues. This project called “Psychiatric Words” involved more than 500 Italian journalists who received credits in participating. Due to the success achieved it was decided to continue this project the next year. The Society’s President spoke in the Parliament house twice for a new law proposal in mental health and about the difficulties of our public mental health services due to economic crisis and the increase of duties especially after the closing of forensic hospitals. During the national congress on depression (November the 11st and 12nd), national a campaign against depression was launched together with the President of the Italian senate health commission.