Life has no closed circles, but springboards to rush to new horizons. After 38 years as Director of an important Child Psychiatry Unit in the public space, with scientific knowledge, inspiration and respect for the human being we can now refer to an important scientific work, not with arrogance, but with the proud joy that any real difficulties did not they became an alibi for compromises, but vows to stubbornly defend the mental health of children, adolescents and their families.