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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.’
Can't we just do showbiz, sport and mental health awareness week @GMB ? Can I do the weather? Replace Andi on competitions? Maybe another debate on poo bags? Won't people be tired of election talk by Monday? #justkiddin ... #keepingpowderdry ... #lotstosay
@wallaceme Greatly looking forward to @campbellclaret analysis of the results on @GMB with @susannareid100 🤭😉🤣#ElectionResults2021 #LocalElections2021
Just imagine what the gunboat bullshit media would be like if this was the EU treating UK workers like this.
EU citizens are being detained and held in immigration removal centers after trying to enter the UK for work without visas or residence status, in a further blow to post-Brexit relations between Britain and the Continent.
https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-citizens-detained-uk-work-visas-brexit/ #Brexit #migration
Why does Mikel Arteta deserve to continue as manager?
This season has been a total disaster, we’re playing dreadful football, and we just got kicked out of Europe by the guy he replaced. Humiliating. #afc
So Christopher Harborne, who has donated £13.7 million to Nigel Farage’s Reform UK Party, was a shareholder in British Virgin Islands-based Digfinex, made his fortune in aviation fuel & tech investing, & made multiple appearances in the Panama Papers. 🤔
Brexit’s top donor outed as Bitfinex, Tether parent shareholder
Brexit bankroller Christopher Harborne was first listed as a Digfinex shareholder at some point between 2017 and 2018, Protos can reveal.