Werther effect
 n.— «Experts say the sometimes graphic reporting may have triggered a “Werther effect”—the term sociologists coined to refer to a surge in suicides in Europe after publication of Goethe’s tragic novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther”» —“S.Korea grasps for ways to tackle surge in suicides” by Kim Kyoung-wha Reuters Jan. 12, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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