‘Three Christs’: Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies Help Shine Light on Mental Illness

‘Three Christs’: Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies Help Shine Light on Mental Illness

In the 1950s, paranoid schizophrenics and others with mental afflictions were treated much more harshly by today’s standards, often being locked away in institutions and subjected to electroshock and other debilitating treatments.

In the film “Three Christs,” Richard Gere plays Dr. Alan Stone, a character based on real life social psychologist Milton Rokeach who during that time championed a more humane and empathetic approach to treatment.

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