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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
Publicly-funded tweet-tracking had me head-scratching. And then a more familiar story halfway down the article: “Faculty, which has two current & former Tory ministers as shareholders, has been awarded seven government contracts in the last 21 months”.
Government hired firm with links to Dominic Cummings to track tweets by UK citizens
The government has paid an Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm linked to Dominic Cummings and the Vote Leave camp to conduct analyses on British citizen...
History! A first Tree of the Day🥇 awarded to a diplomat. French ambassador to U.K. @AmbColonna sends this stunner from Corsica which is not only a survivor but a protector of a bench! #TotD gold for 🇫🇷
If only there was some way of knowing why Health Minister and former head of Public Affairs at Serco, Edward Argar, should be defending the disastrous track and trace performance of companies like - *checks notes* - Serco. #r4today
There is not enough journalism of this sort. In depth look at one case and one family ... too many journalists just move to the next piece of government blah.... Richie Mawson was a beloved dad and Liverpool fan. Did a late lockdown cost him his life? |
Richie Mawson was a beloved dad and Liverpool fan. Did a late lockdown cost him his life?
On the day the WHO declared a pandemic, 52,000 fans – including 3,000 from Spain – piled into Anfield to watch the Reds play Atlético. Weeks late...