Suicide contagion

Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Australia

This fact sheet explains to primary and secondary schools the process of a ‘suicide contagion’. This is when one suicide or suicide act within a school, community or geographic area increases the likelihood that others will attempt or die by suicide.

The following topics are covered:

  • ‘Factors that contribute to a suicide contagion’
  • ‘Who is at risk of a suicide contagion’
  • ‘Tips for reducing the risk of a suicide contagion in a school or community’

This resource is available as a downloadable fact sheet format.

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