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Justin Welby: I’ve felt ‘hopeless’ with the ‘black dog’ of depression

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has opened up about his own mental health struggles, describing bouts of depression and feeling ‘hopeless’.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has described his own struggle with the ‘black dog’ of depression.Reuters

Welby admitted to encounters with the ‘black dog’ of depression in an interview with Alastair Campbell for GQ.

Asked if he ever got depressed, he replied: ‘I think if you had asked me a year ago I’d have said no, and ten years ago I would have said absolutely not. 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.’

Campbell, who has been an increasingly vocal

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