MASS SUICIDE

is the group or mass deliberate ending of lives of all or the majority of a social group or otherwise. An example of mass suicide (although contested it was truly suicide) was when nearly all the members of the People's Temple, otherwise known as the Jonestown Mass Suicide, drank a poison and killed themselves.

MASS SUICIDE: "A mass suicide is simply the mass killing, which was willing, of a large group of people- a notable example of mass suicide was the People's Temple in the Jonestown Mass Suicide."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MASS SUICIDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mass-suicide/ (accessed July 14, 2019).
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