Suicide Clusters

There are a few different types of suicide, I’m not just talking about methods. My high school was part of what is called a suicide cluster, or copycat suicides. When I was in high school 7 people had committed suicide with 2 the following year. In total making that 9 teenagers and young adults in five years. A suicide cluster is defined as an emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media. This is a link to a video about the suicides that happened in my community. The video also talks more about what a suicide cluster.


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