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Suicide Prevention Supporting Life Before, During, and After A Suicidal Crisis

1. Asking about suicide increases suicide risk.

A. True

B. False


2. All of the following U.S. populations are at increased risk for suicide, except for:

A. Active duty military and veterans

B. Victims of sexual assault

C. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals

D. Native Americans and Alaska Natives


3. When with a suicidal person, the first goal should be:

A. Provide a safe place, listen and fully understand the reasons the person feels suicidal.

B. Give advice.

C. Initiate a safety plan.

D. Call in emergency responders.


4. It is okay to not have all of the answers when with a suicidal person.

A. True

B. False


5. A best practice model for how to intervene with a suicidal person includes:

A. Recognizing warning signs.

B. Conducting a risk assessment.

C. Developing a safety plan.

D. A best practice model for how to intervene with a suicidal person includes recognizing warning signs, conducting a risk assessment, developing a safety plan, and making referrals.


6. After meeting with a suicidal person, the individual’s family members and friends should be checked on.

A. True

B. False


7. When meeting with a suicidal person, the individual should be helped with considering and following up on ways to:

A. Become more involved with their church or spirituality.

B. Be a healthier member of their family and society as a whole.

C. Form or strengthen connections within the community.

D. Appreciate what they have in their life rather than focusing on why they are unhappy.


8. All of the following are examples of complicated grief to watch for when talking to survivors, except for:

A. Guilt

B. Anger

C. Blame

D. Denial


9. When talking to survivors, answers should be provided to all questions they may have, including difficult theological questions that are otherwise unanswerable.

A. True

B. False


10. It is important to balance sharing information and keeping confidentiality when one believes that an individual is a danger to themself or others.

A. True

B. False


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