EIGHT childhood friends have tried to kill themselves in a wave of copycat suicide
bids in one neighbourhood.
Rita Samuel, an Indian social worker in Oman for the last 19 years, said that she is afraid a 'copycat suicide
' may be occurring in Oman.
" is a well-documented phenomenon in which vulnerable people commit suicide the same way someone's death has been reported in the media.
Peter Saunders, campaign director of the group Care Not Killing, said the show could lead to "copycat suicide
or suicide contagion."
Matsumoto's death triggered a number of copycat suicide
attempts, prompting the band's remaining four former members to appeal for calm.
This ripple effect of excessive or sensational media coverage of suicide, leading to more suicides (or attempts) is known as the Werther Effect or copycat suicide
. In recognition of the evidence-based findings of this relationship, many countries have now devised guidelines for the media to follow when reporting suicide cases.
Luckily, these two young people received help and were saved, but suicide contagion, better known as "copycat suicide
," is a well-documented phenomenon.
BRAZIL will have fighter planes in the skies above World Cup venues to thwart devastating 9/11 copycat suicide
The grieving parents of a schoolgirl, found hanging at home, yesterday dismissed suggestions she took her life in a copycat suicide
. Lucie Manley, 14, was found dead at her father's home in Gladys Street, Aberavon, last Tuesday.
Best friend David, 19, of Pyle, also hanged himself in an apparent copycat suicide
six weeks after Dale's body was discovered.
The research literature on copycat suicide
This tragic incident involving my daughter is not, as has been suggested, a copycat suicide
of the recent tragic death of Kirsty Botto.