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Commentary: The lifelong effects suicide has on loved ones

Commentary: The lifelong effects suicide has on loved ones

By Arhlene Flowers September 12, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the same month as the birthday of my father who took his own life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion, suicide rates...

Editorial: CAPS after-hours service vital for students health

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

September 5, 2019
The introduction of around-the-clock mental health and crisis support on campus is a necessary measure to support struggling students.
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...

‘Deja View’: ‘A Star is Born’

‘Deja View’: ‘A Star is Born’

October 16, 2018

https://youtu.be/H3j_wXPpaCo 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...

Josh Rivedal, a playwright, author and mental health advocate, came to campus to discuss depression and suicide March 1.

Performer advocates for mental health awareness

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer March 6, 2018
Ithaca College’s Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness for Musicians brought Josh Rivedal, mental health advocate, discussed depression and suicide March 1.
“Loving Vincent” attempts to recreate the mysterious story of the suicide of Vincent van Gogh’s (Robert Gulaczyk). The film is animated entirely using oil paintings. Each cell was meticulously crafted to mimic van Gogh’s iconic style.

Review: Animated biopic paints a powerful portrait of legacy

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer November 7, 2017
Unfortunately, the writing doesn’t reach the standard of its own technical execution.
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.
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.
“The Discovery,” released March 31, is a Netflix Original in which millions of people commit suicide after a  scientist confirms the existence of an afterlife. The film features Robert Redford, Rooney Mara and Jason Segel.

Review: Netflix’s afterlife drama feels like an afterthought

By Samantha Brodsky, contributing writer April 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

Reports of Ithaca College students at risk jump dramatically

By Kyle Arnold, Staff Writer November 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 Micaela Corazon August 27, 2014

I lived in San Francisco’s Castro District in the 1980s when AIDS was devastating the community and killing my friends. Robin Williams also lived in The Castro at that time. He responded to the crisis...

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