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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
Very troubling questions are already emerging about today's appointment of William Shawcross as independent reviewer of Prevent https://twitter.com/BylineTimes/status/1354143308281503755
Government's 'Independent' Anti-Radicalisation Appointment was "Rigged", Reveals Former Chief Crown Prosecutor @nazirafzal
Home Secretary's new Prevent reviewer directed alt-right lobby group that sponsored her trip to US – @NafeezAhmed 🔽
Sorrow cannot be planned. Sorrow cannot be rehearsed. Sorrow cannot be arranged with friendly media. Sorrow cannot be delivered at a precise network time. Sorrow is not a way of apologising. Sorrow is an actual emotion.
What you have is guilt.
On a good day to bury bad news. Priti Patel appoints former director of the US dark money funded, Bannon/Trump connected think tank (who paid for her trips abroad) to review the controversial Prevent program
Cronyism isn’t just about PPE, it also extends to counter extremism https://twitter.com/nafeezahmed/status/1354144150820696064
My latest reveals what was really behind the Home Secretary Priti Patel's appointment of William Shawcross to the Prevent review - a 'rigged' process, according to a former chief crown prosecutor. One which stokes a conflict of interest connecting Patel with the Alt Right lobby https://twitter.com/BylineTimes/status/1354143308281503755