The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has revealed his battle with depression, saying that at times he has felt hopeless. Speaking to Alastair Campbell in GQ Magazine Welby said:
"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"."
He continued: "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."
When asked for his advice on dealing with depression, Welby said, "Read Psalm 88. I bet you will find someone in there going through genuine chronic depression. When I get like that, I may feel without hope, I may feel all kinds of things, but I also talk to God."