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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
Donald Trump is the worst president we've ever had.
Voting against breaking international law is not the same as voting ‘to side with the EU’.
Since when has the test for patriotism been the willingness to break international law? (It’s a test Mrs Thatcher would’ve failed.) https://twitter.com/conservatives/status/1311027739911229440
🚨 BREAKING: Labour just voted to side with the EU once again.
🥀 By voting against the UK Internal Market Bill – which will guarantee seamless trade between the home nations of the UK - they've shown they won’t stand up to Brussels or protect the United Kingdom from the SNP.
The new BBC. So impartial that it has no view on racism. https://twitter.com/kevinbrennanmp/status/1310930930673037312
The Prime Minister wants Charles Moore to be the next Chair of the BBC. Today in @CommonsDCMS I read out some of the Charles' racist and homophobic quotes and asked the BBC's Director General and Chairman if that's the type of person who should be in charge of the BBC.
Interesting range of reactions to the US debate here .... and interesting idea about moderators having right to turn off the mic if rules broken. ... Trump’s Strategy Is To Turn the Debates Into a Dumpster Fire on Steroids’ via @politico
‘Trump’s Strategy Is To Turn the Debates Into a Dumpster Fire on Steroids’
Even longtime political observers had never seen anything like Tuesday’s debate. Forget what it means for the election—what does it mean for o...