Media covering mental illness is often touchy.
Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.
Why wouldn’t officers receive mental health training when, statistically, one out of every four college-age individuals struggle with mental illness?
“You have to be self-motivated for the work you do. We’re so used to getting deadlines and guidelines, and to get away from that was a challenge.”
In a special roundtable edition of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary dives into the controversy surrounding Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why.” He is joined by Assistant Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney, Opinion Editor Celisa Calacal and Matt Hirsch, current Ad Sales Manager and former Events Committee Chairman for Active Minds.
The highs of the narrative can’t compensate for the lows of the message. “13 Reasons Why” isn’t the mental health education it could have been.