ON THE SIDE OF MAN. A HEALING FATHERHOOD
Grégoire Ahongbonon, Founder of the Saint Camillus de Lellis Association, providing care for people with mental health issues in Africa; Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Introduced by Marco Bertoli, Director of the Mental Health Department of the University Health Care Unit of Central Friuli Region.
Getting well and back on one’s feet. Any healing process is always about a relationship and implies frequent and close contact. This is exactly what therapists do, namely they try to help people offering something more than mere pity. Prof. Cesare Maria Cornaggia will be in conversation with Grégoire Ahongbonon: they are both ‘therapists’ dealing with of the pain, suffering and discomfort of many people, both in Africa and in Europe. Through a fatherhood that accompanies, yet liberates and sets free. A fatherhood that allows the freedom of the other; exposing them to the risk of their own freedom. It makes people take full responsibility for themselves and for the others, both in Europe and in Africa.