Mental Health in the News: How The Joker Movie’s Origin Story Is Rooted In Real Mental Health Issues

Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, releases this week, and it has been the talk of media for the past few weeks after its trailer release. It seems a lot of people are assuming Arthur, the man behind the clown makeup, struggles with some type of mental health disorder. From the article: “It’s little wonder Joker is controversial, in light of the larger ongoing discussion about the misconceptions that many people have about those with mental health issues, and how they are prejudiced against by society as a whole.”

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