These days there is an unusual exhibition in Enna. People with mental disabilities and behavioral disorders, and even someone with a physical handicap, exhibit their paintings, installations, and cribs in the civic gallery.
Quite often, those with mental problems are at the mercy of psychiatrists and neurologists who administer drugs. This way, they reach an equilibrium. However, the medicine can cure only the symptoms of the mental disease, not the cause. Once one stops taking pills, the disorder reappears.
Are psychiatrists able to administer the pill of painting? Of theater? Of music? Of friendship? The pill of love?
I do not think so! It is much easier to treat psychoses by medicine.
I am happy that now in my hometown there is a structure, called La Contea, which can distribute to those in need the pills of love. Through this kind of treatment, the so-called disable socialize, express their creativity, and learn to love.
Is art, music, friendship, and love more effective than treatment through drugs? I think so!
Ettore Grillo author of these books:
– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
– Travels of the Mind