Tag: Ellie Gellard
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
Not a Tree of the Day This one has read @BorisJohnson article with his latest pot pourri of low level tabloid war cliches as a call to arms against a pandemic he was woefully mishandled
No-deal Brexit is the UK’s biggest economic threat, not Covid
“Boris Johnson’s administration now lies as a matter of policy & a matter of course. Today’s ministers do not just avoid the question. They lie outright, loud and proud”
Politicians were once held to account â now nothing stands in their way | Nick Cohen
Organisations designed to investigate on our behalf are threatened, lied to or abolished
Vote Leave campaign: #BorisJohnson guaranteeing farmers would get exactly the same amount of payments if UK left the EU