5 times Doctor Who helped break down mental health stigmas
Posted on 8th January 2019 at 10:09
Doctor Who fans entered 2019 with an exciting bang. The eagerly-anticipated festive episode was moved from its traditional slot on Christmas Day to January 1st. It was the first New Year’s Day episode to grace our screens in nine years and it featured the first-ever female Doctor.
Since Jodie Whittaker’s entrance onto the scene, eagle-eyed Whovians have been in awe of her portrayal as the energetic life force that is the thirteenth Doctor.
The new take on the age-old series has opened up entirely new conversations that go beyond the programme itself. In regenerations gone by, Doctor Who has certainly become less subtle with the social allegory.
It got us to thinking. What has the long-standing BBC show taught us, and its millions of viewers, about mental health?