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Shedding light on OCD truths

Shedding light on OCD truths

By Allie Richter December 8, 2021
So if you are someone with OCD, no, you are not crazy. No, you are not weird. You are just someone battling with their brain just like any other mental illness.
After Life deals with the struggles of mental illness head-on and approaches the topic with a refreshing combination of respect and honesty. The humor, storytelling and characters move After Life to be one of Netflixs most successful pieces of mental health media.

Review: Show breathes life into mental illness awareness

By Avery Alexander March 18, 2019

Media covering mental illness is often touchy. Even with recent movements to normalize mental health struggles, mainstream culture still ignores and ostracizes topics like suicide and depression. It is...

From left, director Wendy Dann and actor Karl Gregory work on a scene in “Every Brilliant Thing.” The play encourages audience participation and addresses themes of mental illness.

Interactive play addresses themes of depression and suicide

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer November 1, 2017
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.
Sophomore August Miguez writes that law enforcement officers must be better trained to deal with mental health issues, and that the media needs to be more respectful of LGBT individuals.

Commentary: Mental health needs to be addressed in LGBTQ community

By August Miguez September 26, 2017
Why wouldn’t officers receive mental health training when, statistically, one out of every four college-age individuals struggle with mental illness?
Senior Serena Columbro working on her series Disparate Images: Reflections on Memory. The series is a nostalgic look into her own past.

Summer Scholars showcase art in Creative Space Gallery

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer August 30, 2017
"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.”
Ingrid Goes West stars Aubrey Plaza as a social media obsessed woman who travels across the country to stalk her celebrity idol.

Review: Complex characters go far in ‘Ingrid Goes West’

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor August 27, 2017
"Ingrid Goes West" is a multifaceted, character-rich, hilarious examination of celebrity culture, mental illness and social media addiction.
The Administration of Therapeutic Recreation class at Ithaca College set up a pop-up bake sale April 23 at the Cornell Cooperative 4-H Duck Race. The group, which aims to bring light to mental illness, raised $310 for the Tompkins County Suicide Prevention and Crisis Center.

Depressed Cake Shop makes Ithaca debut to fight mental illness

By Silas White, Staff Writer April 26, 2017
One organization, new to Ithaca, aims to encourage discussion in a different way — through sweet treats.
Deja View: 13 Reasons Why falsely depicts mental illness

Deja View: ’13 Reasons Why’ falsely depicts mental illness

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor April 19, 2017

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...

“13 Reasons Why” is a 13 episode Netflix series produced by Selena Gomez. The show recently came under fire for its inaccurate portrayal of mental illness despite Gomez’s claims that the show is an educational experience.

Review: Netflix mixes its messages in controversial series

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor April 18, 2017
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.

Review: Paper Route guides fans to ‘Real Emotion’

By Lisa Laffend, Contributing Writer November 5, 2016
The band’s third album, and 16-track debut on Kemosabe Records, “Real Emotion” — out Sept. 23 — is Paper Route’s best offering yet.
At 21 years old, Ithaca College senior Joel Almand signed an exclusive singles deal Oct. 14 with PRMD Records.

IC student Joel Almand lands record single with PRMD Records

By Max Denning, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
At 21 years old, Ithaca College senior Joel Almand signed an exclusive singles deal Oct. 14 with PRMD Records.
Junior Christopher Biehn, as part of the student-run group, Listen. Learn. Accept., will be sponsoring a black-and-white photo challenge.

Q&A: Photo challenge hopes to spark dialogue on mental health

By Celisa Calacal, Opinion Editor October 3, 2016
For the second consecutive year, junior Christopher Biehn is launching a photo challenge to raise awareness about mental illness.
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