‘Three Christs,’ Schizophrenia & Us
Avnet’s film, for all its blustering about the institutional period of mental health treatment, is on its firmest footing when in its depiction it strives for accuracy about the ache and woe of mental illness, when it says what is true: that they are us.
January 12, 2020
A Stay at Kings County
The psychiatry department of Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, serves one of the poorest, most at-risk, and most diverse populations in a borough that has otherwise become a byword for gentrification. While, for some, their stays may pave the way back to stability, many have daunting prognoses and face a healthcare system that all but guarantees future trips back to the psych ER.
January 7, 2019