Friday, October 13, 2017

I have felt hopeless, Archbishop Welby admits

From The Church Times-

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted to struggling with depression in recent years, in a wide-ranging interview with the former New Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell.

When asked by Mr Campbell, who has often spoke of his own mental-health problems and alcoholism, if he got depressed, Archbishop Welby said: “I think if you had asked me a year ago I’d have said no.

“But what was that phrase Churchill used? ‘Black dog’. There is an element of that. I think, as I am getting older, I am realising it does come from time to time.

“I have those moments — you would know this — when objectively everything is fine, but you think you are, beyond description, hopeless.”

Archbishop Welby’s daughter Katharine has also experienced bouts of depression, and has recently written about her own journey through mental-health problems (Books, 15 September).

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