Powerful portrayal of mental illness

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.


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