This virtual event will feature remarks by and conversation with William Wan along with remarks by Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Eric M. Plakun, MD, and Director of the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy, Jane G. Tillman, PhD. In addition, attendees will be invited to ask questions.
William will be speaking about why he has chosen to write specifically about mental health and what his approach is, including:
How he often thinks about the work he’s doing as helping others turn their pain into power.
How he deals with ethically difficult situations like interviewing suicidal people without worsening their condition or causing contagion in suicidal thinking.
How he manages his own mental health while immersing himself in the trauma and pain of others.