Discussion: SICK! Festival, Is It Catching?
- Sun 22 Mar 2015
- 3:00 pm
In 1974 the sociologist David Phillips coined the term The Werther Effect, after the hero of a novel by Goethe supposedly inspired copy-cat suicides. Can talking about suicide really result in contagion? Panelists Julia Crouch, Ian Williams, Mark A Radcliffe and Darryl Cunningham have worked with people suffering from depression, dealt with the subject in their writing or have written about the subject from the point of view of the depressed. Presented in partnership with Dark and Stormy. Visit sickfestival.com to book tickets.