Tag: Tony Benn
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
Struggling with (a loved one's) depression?
Fiona Millar's (@schooltruth) chapter in @campbellclaret's book 'Living Better' is worth reading.
Or this podcast episode:
Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce &everyone is already blaming her for Kanye's mental ill health, as if women are supposed to be rehab centres for men's mental & emotional issues?!
Loving someone with mental illness is hard.
You don't get to judge from outside their marriage.
Christ ... so she lies as easily as he does!
Asked if the Prime Minister believed truth and accuracy were important in his public statements, Press Secretary Allegra Stratton said: "Yes, of course he does.”
@jessbrammar @AllyFarrell So next time the Home Office puts out something Priti Patel has tweeted, then it is not coming from the Home Secretary but from the MP for Witham only?