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
‘People who stand for leadership need to show some’. Absolutely. Gutless Republicans need to find some. And call it out like this guy does
This is what cold, hard fury sounds like.
Well said @catmckinnell — Labour cannot rubber-stamp a Tory Brexit deal. This is an enormous trap – LabourList
Labour cannot rubber-stamp a Tory Brexit deal. This is an enormous trap – LabourList
It could be this week. It could be next week. In theory, it might never come. It may well not even need a straight up…
So hard to decide who to believe ... the MHRA regulator who says the vaccine only possible because of EU Law or those beacons of probity @BorisJohnson @MattHancock and @Jacob_Rees_Mogg who say it’s all down to the big red bus. I think I will go with the regulator for now.
The regulator seems to disagree with Hancock.
Matt Hancock - “Because we’ve left the EU, we’ve been able to move faster."
Dr June Raine(Boss, MHRA) - “We’ve been able to authorise supply of this vaccine using provisions under European law which exist until January 1st.”
The liars and charlatans are so desperate to rescue anything from the Brexit wreckage that they have fabricated a gigantic Trumpian lie about the vaccine being a post Brexit regulatory success story. When they should be thanking worldwide science and European manufacturers