In 1967, a young Hungarian refugee sent to live in Britain planned on ending his life. “At 16 I was a very depressed adolescent, I had suicidal ideation, I had suicidal plans.”
That’s the lead to a story recently published in the online edition of the British newspaper The Guardian. It recounts the extraordinary personal journey of Peter Fonagy, a distressed and suicidal teenager who is now one of the foremost experts on child and adolescent mental health in the world.
Dr. Fonagy is also the co-developer of Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), a highly effective approach to treating people who have Borderline Personality Disorder. I have had the great opportunity to interview Dr. Fonagy for inclusion in our video series If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder.
You can read more about Dr. Fonagy’s amazing life story here