I'm watching a programme called CRACKING UP on BBC2. It's a documentary by Alastair Campbell about his nervous breakdown. It's strangely compelling. For those of us who have never had issues with depression or other mental issues, it is difficult to comprehend how someone is driven to such depths of helplessness.
It's interesting that Campbell openly admitted he still suffers from depression. He now regards it as 'integral' to his personality. He says he has an obsessive, addictive personality too - there's always something in his life which overwhelms everything else.
A very revealing programme which didn't necessarily make you feel sorry for Alastair Campbell, although it did help one understand him a little.