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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
Never let these cheating, lying , bullying Charlatans forget what their lies & deceit have done. I will haunt them long after I've gone too. #CorrupttoriesOut
I worked in Switzerland visa-free for 5 years. That was under Free Movement.
You have downgraded our international work capacity. https://twitter.com/trussliz/status/1334832817331712000
We have secured a vital deal allowing service professionals to work in Switzerland visa-free for 90 days 🇬🇧 🇨🇭
This agreement locks in our existing services relationship, worth over £17bn, & is part of our strategy to enhance the UK’s status as a global services hub 🌎
Oh look! Guess what @Conservatives want @UKLabour to do - back their thin grim deal to give it the credibility it won’t deserve. Another very very good reason not to do so.
A year ago Jeremy Corbyn refused to take a position on Brexit.
Keir Starmer is doing the exact same thing.
Under Sir Keir there’s no leadership - just general indecision. 🥀 #SameOldLabour
My wee cousin Ann wins Tree of the Day today for this 🏴 snowy shot in the Borders. I accept it is nepotism but 1, nice tree. 2. Nice photo. 3. It’s not as if I have given her a multi-million Covid contract #TotD