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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
1610 die in a day and you just know that the main discussion in Number 10 is whether it is ok for them to avoid the usual thoughts and prayers platitude.
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The additional issue here is that @Digbylj, like so many Brexiters, equated a tariff-free trade deal with trading in the single market and customs union. That was always nonsense, they were told it was nonsense, and, now that we have a tariff-free deal, it's proven nonsense. https://twitter.com/brexit_sham/status/1350770063838769152
Interesting to see BBCR4 pushing the notion that Johnson wanted Trump to lose...
There seems to be quite some revisionism going on to save Johnson’s blushes.
From tomorrow night a real human being with genuine empathy and concern for others will be back in the White House
Biden is in tears as he says goodbye to Delaware.
"Delaware you are forever in my heart."
His remarks are at Delaware National Guard HQ, now named for his son, Major Beau Biden.
"I only have one regret; that he's not here. Because we should be introducing him as president."