"Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it's critical to wellbeing."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Diane Abbott on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Diane Abbott on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Diane Abbott on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Diane Abbott on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Diane Abbott on Henry David Thoreau
"My family were from Jamaica."
"Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue."
"I was a postman one Christmas and I developed a morbid fear of dogs."
"Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food."
"When fast food is not a treat but a dietary staple, the children surf the internet all day in dark corners of the room and are bombarded with latest gadgets. Things replace parental standards."