Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.517-532 SIEC No: 19910348

This article explains theories & research concerning suicide clusters, contagion, & imitation. The authors discuss the media influences of nonfictional & fictional stories, as well as theories on the mechanisms of suicide contagion. They also include 10 recommendations, created by the Centers for Disease Control, on community response plans to cluster suicides. (VM)