cluster suicides

A chain of completed suicides, usually among adolescents, in a discrete period of time and area, which have a ‘contagious’ element

cluster suicides

Psychiatry Multiple suicides, usually among adolescents, in a circumscribed period of time and area, which have a 'contagious' element. See Suicide.
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This could lead to "echo" cluster suicides, in which suicides occur over a period time.
Cluster suicides are a result of contagion (sometimes referred to as copycat), and approximately 1 percent to 5 percent of teenage suicides occur in clusters (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1988; Hazell 1993; see Gaines 1991 for an account of precipitating suicides to a cluster of teenage suicides).
In addition to means restrictions, other interventions for reducing the risk for suicide include 1) training of clergy, tribal leaders, school personnel, health-care professionals, and others who have contact with persons who may be contemplating suicide to recognize persons at risk for suicide and refer them for appropriate counseling; 2) educating the general public about warning signs for suicide and opportunities to seek help; 3) implementing screening programs for identifying and referring persons at highest risk for suicide; 4) improving access to or promoting crisis centers, hotlines, and peer support groups (including family and friends) for high-risk persons; and 5) implementing post-suicide actions to reduce the probability of cluster suicides (5).