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