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
Lovely statement @afneil @frasernelson but am looking hard for the words Wakefield lies and deception Cummings Johnson or apology - could you maybe do a wee PS there’s a good chap. ——
from the chairman of The Spectator | The Spectator
A statement from the chairman of The Spectator | The Spectator
In common with thousands of companies up and down the country, The Spectator magazine group availed itself of government funds to furlough some of its...
So it’s not 111 deaths it’s 556 can anybody explain this to me other than the fact they must lie about the figures ! @campbellclaret @piersmorgan @BorisJohnson #coronavirus
Morning @afneil @FraserNelso @spectator You'll know that every time we tweet, we use a tiny bit of the world's resources. So, to help save the planet and stop me asking every day, can you say if you will ever say anything about whether you knew Mary Wakefield lied in her piece?xx