004: Mental Health in Pop Culture: The Joker & Mom Issues

The Joker with Joaquin Phoenix takes center stage in a debate between Julia and partner Ted Regulski on the mental health issues raised by this controversial film. On one hand, The Joker can be viewed as an embodiment of mother issues and enmeshment, on the other, the wounds can result from other trauma. Warning this Podcast is a spoiler alert but in the most provocative way. Alperovich explores the ways that pop culture is bringing to the forefront some of the mental health issues once shame-ridden, and how exposing these trauma and survival behaviors helps survivors and partners understand those suffering.





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