A Doctor…No, A Survivor with a Message

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Hello listeners of The Legend of Traveling Tardis, the story you are about to read comes with
a disclaimer and a hope that if you are going through a situation in your life similar
to this story; we ask that you reach out to someone, even us here, for help.

This reporter was asked to write this story about our beloved 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston who just told the world about his demons during his acting run on Doctor Who.  Debating to write this story, because this reporter lost their best friend to this topic, and going back and forth this reporter knew that this needs to be addressed for depression, anxiety, and suicide are not stigmas; but demons that need to be brought into the light of day and that there is hope to finally fight them back.

Christopher Eccleston, 9th Doctor 2005, told the world that during his run on Doctor Who that he was battling depression with anorexia which almost drove him to commit suicide; as well as many other demons in his life.  Being the first “New Doctor” to restart a franchise does take it told on someone’s soul and mental health.  Yet, he is here and wants us to read and hear his story of “Survival” in all his chaos of life around him.

Christopher talks about his battles with depression and anxiety in his autobiography “I Love The Bones Of You” out September 19th, 2019.  In the book he talks about throwing himself under a train after his marriage ended in 2015, contemplate suicide as he work on the BBC show, and his life growing up with this secret of being lifelong anorexic and dysmorphic.  There is hope though, Christopher found help and is now on the road to recovery.  Christopher was finally diagnosed with “severe clinical depression” and prescribed antidepressants.

In a Quote from Daily Mail, Christopher is reported as saying: 
“‘I
am on them to this day.  I could be on them
for the rest of my days.  I do have an
issue with that.  I would like to attempt
slowly to reduce the dose, to experience reality again, to see how I do…  And yet, interestingly I have received some
of the best reviews of my life since I started taking them.”

Please if you need to talk contact your local suicide hotline:

National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline (USA)

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours everyday

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Samaritans (UK & ROI)

National Contact by: Face to Face  – Phone  – Letter:  – E-mail:

Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK –
local rate)

Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK
minicom)

Hotline: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI – local
rate)

Hotline: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)

Website: samaritans.org

E-mail Helpline: jo@samaritans.org

24 Hour service:

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From all of us here at The Legend of The Traveling Tardis; we all wish Christopher hugs and hope that one day all his demons will be gone.  Please also pick up his book “I Love The Bones Of You”, by Christopher Eccleston, published by Simon & Schuster and available on September 19, priced at £20 (UK).

By: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget

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