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
The Swiss voted in fav of remaining an open country for EU citizens and against damaging their economy. https://twitter.com/europeelects/status/1310175156300591104
Switzerland: The gfs.bern exit poll shows that voters reject a referendum that called for ending the freedom of movement of people with the European Union with 63%.
37% supported the proposal today. #CHVote #abst20 #Abstimmungssonntag #Begrenzungsinitiative
@Blayney1 @campbellclaret @afneil @spectator @MaryWakefield Mary Wakefield and her husband are two of the main reasons why so many people flout the rules @campbellclaret is only asking what the rest of us wish to know. She lied.
@afneil There’s nothing “deranged” about the tweet from @campbellclaret. The tone of, & choice of language in your response is both despicable & bullyish. It’s been several months since @spectator facilitated the lies from @MaryWakefield. It’s time to explain it.
This looks like an important film. As today's government screws up COVID, a reminder of how previous governments handled the #contaminatedblood scandal, 'the largest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS.‘
IN COLD BLOOD starts TONIGHT, 10.20pm on @ITV . Huge thank you to all our contributors. They are all incredibly brave and it was a privilege to film with them at this critical point in their fight for justice. #contaminatedblood #Factor8 @Shockworkertv @DarlowSmithson