•  

Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

December 15, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Commentary: The lifelong effects suicide has on loved ones

By | Sep 12, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the same month as the birthday of my father who took his own life.

Editorial: CAPS after-hours service vital for students’ health

By The Ithacan | Sep 5, 2019

The introduction of around-the-clock mental health and crisis support on campus is a necessary measure to support struggling students.

Review: Show breathes life into mental illness awareness

By | Mar 18, 2019

Media covering mental illness is often touchy.

‘Deja View’: ‘A Star is Born’

By The Ithacan | Oct 16, 2018

Audio:

On this episode of Deja View, host Jake Leary is joined by Staff Writers Natalie Newman and Liza Gillespie to talk about the fourth version of “A Star is Born.” The 2018 version updates the story but doesn’t do enough to avoid the problematic tropes of previous iterations.

Performer advocates for mental health awareness

By | Mar 5, 2018

Ithaca College’s Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness for Musicians brought Josh Rivedal, mental health advocate, discussed depression and suicide March 1.

Review: Animated biopic paints a powerful portrait of legacy

By | Nov 7, 2017

Unfortunately, the writing doesn’t reach the standard of its own technical execution.

Interactive play addresses themes of depression and suicide

By | Nov 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.

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

By | Apr 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 Editor Celisa Calacal and Matt Hirsch, current Ad Sales Manager and former Events Committee Chairman for Active Minds.

Review: Netflix mixes its messages in controversial series

By | Apr 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: Netflix’s afterlife drama feels like an afterthought

By | Apr 12, 2017

Though there’s nothing wrong with a plot twist or cliffhanger, the film ends in such a way that the viewer is left with nothing more than confusion.

Reports of Ithaca College students at risk jump dramatically

By | Nov 4, 2015

Ithaca College has seen a dramatic increase in the number of students who were reported to be “at risk” over the past five years.

Demand for psychological services increases after Robin Williams’ death

By | Aug 27, 2014

I lived in San Francisco’s Castro District in the 1980s when AIDS was devastating the community and killing my friends.