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Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention for Allied Health Professionals, Module 1

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1.  Which of the following statements is a MYTH about suicide?
  1. Suicide only strikes people who are depressed and "weak"
  2. Suicide can affect anyone
  3. Many people who are very “strong” die by suicide
  4. None of the above
2.  Suicide is defined as:
  1. The act or instance of taking someone’s life voluntarily and intentionally
  2. The act or instance of taking one’s own life involuntarily and unintentionally
  3. The act or instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally
  4. None of the above
3.  Suicide rates vary by race and ethnicity, age, and other demographics, although in general the highest rates are among:
  1. Non-Hispanic Whites & Non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaskan Natives
  2. African Americans
  3. Hispanics
  4. Non-Hispanic Whites
4.  Risk factors for suicide include which of the following:
  1. Health
  2. Environmental Factors
  3. Historical Factors
  4. All of the above
5.  An intoxicated or impaired person has an increased risk for suicide because:
  1. Feelings of anxiety, depression and anger are intensified
  2. Effective coping strategies are inhibited
  3. A person is more likely to act on suicidal feelings when intoxicated
  4. All of the above
6.  Which of the following is an appropriate resource for suicide prevention/intervention?
  1. National Alliance of Suicide Prevention
  2. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Suicide Prevention
  3. Indian Health Service Suicide Prevention Program
  4. All of the above
7.  Which of the following resources is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  2. CDC
  3. AA
  4. None of the above
8.  Research suggests the two major barriers to seeking help for individuals at risk of suicide. Those barriers are:
  1. Stigma and Shame
  2. Geographical isolation & Shame
  3. Stigma and Geographical isolation
  4. Shame and Guilt
9.  According to research _______________ are the most widely available resource for suicide intervention the United States.
  1. Mobile apps
  2. Telephone hotlines
  3. Instant messaging
  4. Social media
10.  Groups disproportionately impacted by suicide include:
  1. Veterans and other military personnel
  2. The “Triple-F” occupational groups: Farming (agricultural workers), Fishing, and Forestry
  3. Sexual minority youth
  4. All of the above