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My Latest Book
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"Superbly readable, supremely useful. Unflinching, clear-eyed, honest, raw and revealing, it may be the most important achievement of Alastair Campbell’s vivid and varied life. This book could save lives." – STEPHEN FRY
LIVING BETTER is Alastair Campbell’s honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments. Every bit as direct and driven, clever and candid as he is, this is a book filled with pain, but also hope - he examines how his successes have been in part because of rather than despite his mental health problems - and love. His partner of forty years, Fiona Millar, writes a moving afterword on how she too has learned to live with his depression.
Depression is the predominant mental health problem worldwide - it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem and major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide. LIVING BETTER is a call to arms and an extraordinary memoir in one compelling and inspiring narrative. This is a book that really could save lives.
"One can only hope that LIVING BETTER provokes a far wider and more honest understanding of the condition" – JON SNOW
It is actually very disturbing that our Prime Minister @BorisJohnson regards the House of Commons like it’s the side of a campaign bus, spewing lies out week in week out. History will judge his premiership incredibly badly. Johnson is utterly deplorable. He really is. https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/1280105807762391041
Lying in Parliament used to be a resigning matter. We now have a Prime Minister who does it at least once every week at PMQs. Here are three from the last three weeks.
My pals at @skerryvore come up with another great song, all the better for taking @BorisJohnson and @realDonaldtrump apart! Whether they’ll get to No 1 as when I guested with them on the pipes!! on verra, but hope so. Brilliant stuff
@campbellclaret @annettedittert @MarcusRashford @BorisJohnson Brothers from a different mother.
German TV report by @annettedittert on @marcusrashford food campaign. Get Kelly to give me a call if you need a translation Marcus! Basically says you’re a ledge, @BorisJohnson doesn’t understand poverty, you won, he lost, but devil in detail!
Großbritannien: Fußballstar schlägt Johnson | Weltspiegel
Fußballnationalspieler Marcus Rashford forderte von Boris Johnson, die ärmsten Kinder der Insel auch in den Sommerferien weiter mit Essensgutsche...