Self-harmful behavior

As we concluded the mood disorders we addressed suicidal behavior.   This topic and the general topic of self-abusive behavior is often of interest and concern to people.   It is sometimes suggested that self-abusive behaviors, like cutting or even suicide attempts can be “contagious,”   that is it may occur more among a population of youth following an event.  Do you think this may be true and if so, what would be the reason this may occur?DUE IN 5 HOURS, DISCUSSION BOARD, 1 PAGE