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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
Nissan has paused production for a week because it can’t get parts. Businesses are seeing increased costs and crippling levels of paperwork. Ports are struggling, the fishing industry is in crisis. There are food shortages. Let me know when we can expect your sunlit uplands.... https://twitter.com/SimonClarkeMP/status/1352698006127210498
There is literally no end to the negativity. https://twitter.com/annaturley/status/1352682653120651264
Shame so many in national media lack guts of @yorkshirepost who expose the Trumpian tactics of @BorisJohnson Tories to deny fact and cover up truth. Well done @JayMitchinson You seem to be fighting for their constituents better than the MPs are 1/2
Vaccines - A national effort in the national interest: Letter from the Editor
A letter from the Editor of The Yorkshire Post, James Mitchinson, to our readers.
Bonus insta Campbell’s Ramble not much rambling tho cos out of breath after hill run. Scoping out my Beeb winter walk https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKWi1oUDncW/?igshid=acxpre56hovf