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My Latest Book
Living Better (Paperback)
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"Superbly readable, supremely useful. 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.
Alastair Campbell says: ‘We all know someone with depression. There is barely a family untouched by it. We may be talking about it more than we did, back in the era of 'boys don't cry' - they did you know - and when a brave face or a stiff upper lip or a best foot forward was seen as the only way to go. But we still don't talk about it enough. There is still stigma, and shame, and taboo. There is still the feeling that admitting to being sad or anxious makes us weak. It took me years, decades even to get to this point, but I passionately believe that the reverse is true and that speaking honestly about our feelings and experiences (whether as a depressive or as the friend or relative of a depressive) is the first and best step on the road to recovery.’
Britain after 12 wasted Tory years of Austerity, Brexit, Corruption, Devaluation, Energy fail, Foodbanks, Greed, Housing fail, Incompetence, Johnson and now Kamikwazi Trussonomics ABC disaster. They have got to go. All of them.
‘A child was “pretending to eat out of an empty lunchbox” because they did not qualify for free school meals and did not want their friends to know there was no food at home.’
The Tories used to talk about “fixing the roof whilst the sun is shining”. Now, the Conservatives have set fire to the roof, fracked under the garden, bulldozed the walls and cratered the drive. #TimesUpTruss
If you're on here from countries other than the UK, I would love to know if your head of government and/or head of state also tweeted their congrats to Meloni. If you can clip their tweet in your reply, even better. Thanks!
Stinks to high heaven. When the cops have finished looking at the pound-shortened they need to take a look at this situation too. What deals were done before he landed this job?
💥 NEW: Playbook also reporting that No10 chief of staff Mark Fullbrook will join government payroll
Liz Truss top aide will cease being paid via lobbying firm
Still awaiting official confirmation days after No10 said unprecedented/unexplained arrangement was “perfectly normal” https://twitter.com/gabriel_pogrund/status/1573720354555678720