|Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:07 AM MYT|
|By Puteri Nor Ariane Yasmin|
The release of Joker on Oct 3, during Mental Health Awareness Month and a week before World Mental Health Day today, is timely.
The film highlights the public misconception of mental illness and its downward spiral if left untreated. It represents everything difficult about understanding and addressing mental health issues.
As much as Joker helps to spread awareness on mental health, it also fuels the stigmatisation of mental health with some reviews questioning its sympathetic portrayal of the character.