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
@campbellclaret What’s annoying the hell out of me, is that mainstream media is reporting this as if it’s just part of the process. They should be calling them out and playing their words back to them!!
Wake to news we are spending hundreds of millions on red tape to deal with border checks that were never going to happen because we had an oven ready deal and they needed us more than we needed them. Utter madness. Brexit the worst act of self harm by a single country ever
Liz Truss letter now fully leaked
And it reveals post #Brexit horror for #Britain
There never was an “oven-ready” Brexit!
Labour demands Boris Johnson answers questions on Liz Truss' 'extraordinary' leaked Brexit letter
Liz Truss' letter to Michael Gove and Rishi Sunak, obtained by Business Insider, warned that UK borders might not be ready for Brexit changes.
Getting really sick of right wing radio presenters and columnists saying they are being silenced by some imaginary left wing campaign. Has anyone ever told them that radio and columns offer them a PLATFORM denied to most.