Originally published at: https://jedi-counsel.com/2018/12/17/episode-114-mental-health-themes-in-a-star-is-born/
Heads Up From Your Friends at Jedi Counsel: This episode has lots of SPOILERS.
This week, we recorded a podcast episode after seeing A Star Is Born. We opened up with some fun facts about the movie and then chatted about our overall impressions of it. Next, we discussed the depictions of mental health issues including alcohol/substance use problems and suicidal behavior in the film. We reviewed the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders and noted which ones were exhibited in the film. Then, we talked about suicidal behavior within the frameworks of the interpersonal theory of suicide and three-step theory of suicide. We concluded with encouragement to seek help if needed and to reach out to people who you’re worried about – there is hope. Please see below for links to more information about the topics in the show and thank you SO much for listening! You can follow Jedi Counsel on Twitter. If you like what you hear, please rate and review us on iTunes and tell a friend! Thank you!
For More Information (in order of appearance rather than importance):
The movie included Anthony Ramos of Hamilton fame. He also appeared in this mini-musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that was written for This American Life: 21 Chump Street.
Suicide Prevention Information & Resources:
Previous Episodes on Substance Use Disorders: