wounds A lady and her nightmares, a disoriented family… delivered to “20 Minutes”
Flowers at the foot of Lola's building. — SEVGI
- A psychological cell was set up at the town hall of the 19th arrondissement and in the arrondissement for the inhabitants of the district, after the murder of Lola.
- The psychologists, who completed their shifts on November 12, tell “20 Minutes” the stories they heard.
- Among the stories, a family who had rearranged their days because of fear something happens to the children, a man of Algerian origin seized with anguish that it will fall on him, or a woman struggling with her nightmares.
“There weren't many people, but “it helped calm things down a bit,” the support unit set up after the murder of Lola, takes stock of its work. This cell was installation at; the town hall of the 19th and in the arrondissement for the inhabitants of the district, after the brutal murder of this 12-year-old teenager, in mid-October, and was open until November 12.
The practitioner from the L’Epoc association assured a permanence at; the town hall of the 19th & to grave; the end of October. She mostly saw parents, who “identified with Lola”s parents. A woman whom this tragedy sent back to her fear as a mother, and to a “grief she experienced a long time ago that she thought she had overcome; and who was revived by this event.” And a family whose children frequented Lola, and whose daily “ completely upset by this event”.
“Even their place of living had become unbearable, this event came to precipitate a will; moving”, details the practitioner. Parents since then have been organizing to take the children to school, “they wouldn’t come home anymore. home to eat, they stayed at home. school.” Vanda Ferencikova's work consisted of to try to help them find new bearings.
””Mourning of an ideal of living together”
Another practitioner, Patrick Almeida, had to deal with; other cases, very different, in the same premises. He saw five people in all, during two shifts. “It’s been people who lived in the building,” 20 Minutes. For these inhabitants, the murder of little Lola has given rise to “misunderstanding and anger,” the “fear of disorder in the world, and a sense of insecurity”.
The psychologist remembers two cases in particular. A lady “in her thirties”, “came in tears” sleep after what happened. “It’s been a person who was already there. in a problem of professional and social integration, and this event has added; one layer his social phobia,” recalls Patrick Almeida. And an “Algerian gentleman” or of Algerian origin, who was “in tears in a kind of mixture of sadness for the girl’s parents and fear for him, with “fear to be stigmatized to because of her origin, the suspect of Lola's murder, Dhabia B., being born in Algeria. “He just couldn’t sleeping, his anxiety for the future was looping, he was afraid of being punished. because the suspect is also Algerian. He was very ill,” the psychologist recalls.
Finally, many of these people had to; manage, according to the psychologist, a form of “mourning for an ideal of life together, of community life”, and were able to share their sadness and their melancholy. “It’s important that this cell be set up, especially since it’s not people who are used to consulting,” agrees his colleague Vanda Ferencikova. And to conclude: “It allowed them to put words to what they felt, to think about things, face to face. something terrible and devoid of of meaning.”