Comment on the Werther effect

Krysinka, K. and Lester, D. (2006) Comment on the Werther effect. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 27 2: 100-100. doi:10.1027/0227-5910.27.2.100


Author Krysinka, K.
Lester, D.
Title Comment on the Werther effect
Journal name Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0227-5910
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1027/0227-5910.27.2.100
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 100
End page 100
Total pages 1
Publisher Hogrefe
Language eng
Subject 111714 Mental Health
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract The phenomenon in which a book, play, song, or film provokes a number of people in the community to commit suicide is commonly called the Werther Effect after the publication of Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774, which purportedly led to young lovers committing suicide in imitation (Thorson & Oberg, 2003).
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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