A personal account of mental illness from the former Prime Minister of Norway

Publication date: 
10 October 2011
Kjell Bondevik served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2005, making him Norway's longest serving non-Labour Party Prime Minister since World War II. While serving his first term as Prime Minister, Bondevik attracted international attention in August 1998 when he admitted that he was suffering from depressive episode, becoming the highest ranking world leader to admit to suffering from a mental illness while in office.