EastEnders has always been very proactive in telling stories on topics that really need to be discussed in today’s time and age. Recently, the BBC One soap had put forth Lola Pearce’s heart wrenching battle with brain tumor. And her subsequent passing. It was a homage to all the people who have fought the battle and their families. Now, the long-running soap has again touched a very sensitive yet pressing subject, mental health. With Kim Fox and her car-crash driven PTSD and anxiety at the center stage.
EastEnders: Kim Fox Struggles With Her Mental Heath, Howie Urges Her To Get Help
Previously, on EastEnders, Kim Fox got in a car crash. Consequently, putting her stepson, Denzel Danes, in a critical condition. The overwhelming impact of the situation weighed so heavily on Kim that she started experiencing panic attacks. Later, she was jailed on the charges on dangerous driving. This once again caused her to have a panic attack. Recently, Kim was released from prison, but upon coming back home, she tried to cover up the lasting damage the car crash had on her mental health.
However, later, with Howie’s push, Kim agreed to take some time off and get help for her situation on EastEnders. Even after her meeting with the therapist was scheduled, she tried to wiggle out of it. But then gave in and met the doctor. Who later discovered that Kim is suffering from PTSD and anxiety. He even gave Kim some techniques to deal with her mental health symptoms.
Later, Kim tells Howie that she wants to share her journey with her followers through her Kimfluencer channel on EastEnders. Unfortunately, she realizes that Howie is not very supportive of the idea. She fears that he does not like the new version of her. But He tries to explain that he is only worried about nasty online trolls taking potshots at her vulnerability. Despite Howie’s opinion, Kim decides that she will own her new authentic self and share her journey with her “cubs” on her channel.
Interestingly, she even manages to resolve a fight between Denzel and Amy using her mental health tips and advocacy. It seems like a new chapter in Kim Fox’s life is about to begin on the BBC One soap. So stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers to get more EastEnders updates on the matter!