#OPINION Do not rely on a show or movie that portrays someone with a mental disorder to make you declare that you have a disorder. The romanticization of mental health is harmful to all of us, whether you have a mental disorder or not.
#OPINION A Stony Brook senior recounts their first two weeks back on campus amidst the global pandemic. They discuss not only the limitations of physical space and interaction, but the emotional strain the virus can have on students mentally.
On Thanksgiving weekend, for the first time, I volunteered to help the homeless living in Manhattan for the St. Dominic’s Outreach Program — a church that does a variety of charity work, including providing aid to the homeless.
Director Tom Shadyac brings the film “Brian Banks,” the true story of a wrongfully convicted man, to the big screen. In the film, Brian Banks, played by Aldis Hodge, is a former high school football star whose college career was ruined because of a rape allegation.
“Joker,” directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, brings an original and detailed dive into the psyche of Batman’s enigmatic villain, while simultaneously creating one of the most memorable character performances of the last decade.
For a long time, people with mental illnesses have been misrepresented in the media. Movies often portray people with mental illnesses in a way that fails to emphasize that they are people too and should not be ostracized.