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What Is Copycat Suicide? What Role Does Media Play?

Dais Newsfeed | 29/07/2022 08:31 AM | Click to read full article

Copycat suicide is used to describe the phenomenon when one case of death by suicide triggers others in its wake. Notably, the imitation effects of suicidal behaviour are often media-induced. 

"Modelling happens when the other person closely fits your profile. If a student is also in 12th standard, also going to appear for an exam, you may closely relate to them, their situation," notes Dr Srinivas Rajkumar.