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Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention for Allied Health Professionals, Module 2

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1.  Which of the following screening tools accounts for cultural competency across multiple identities and assesses important differences in suicide presentation and risk among ethnic and sexual minority groups?
  1. Suicide Ideation Scale (SIS)
  2. Beck Depression Inventory
  3. Suicide Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R)
  4. Cultural Assessment of Risk for Suicide (CARS)
2.  Which of the following suicide screening tools is comprised of 6 plain language questions, is available in 114 country-specific languages, and does not require mental health training to administer?
  1. Cultural Assessment of Risk for Suicide (CARS)
  2. Suicide Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R)
  3. Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
  4. None of the above
3.  People with _________ are at higher risk for suicide because the pain caused by the trauma leads to persistent feelings of hopelessness and despair.
  1. Cancer
  2. Hypertension
  3. PTSD
  4. Seasonal Affective Disorder
4.  Any chronic ______________ can contribute to suicide risk due to feelings of hopelessness resulting from the illness.
  1. medical illness
  2. mental illness
  3. disability
  4. None of the above
5.  Chronic illnesses more commonly associated with suicide risk include:
  1. Cancer
  2. HIV
  3. Multiple Sclerosis
  4. All of the above
6.  All of the following statements about Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are true EXCEPT:
  1. EHRs function as an "early warning system" to alert clinicians about patient who should be assessed for suicide
  2. Algorithms assessing risk are based upon patient's diagnoses, specifically comorbid conditions, and demographic characteristics recorded in the EHR
  3. EHRs are mediocre screening tools
  4. It is important to advocate for use of EHRs at your organization
7.  Which of the following is the number one cause of suicide?
  1. Untreated depression
  2. Substance Abuse
  3. Loneliness
  4. Medication Noncompliance
8.  Assessing acute situations of suicidal ideation includes:
  1. Telling the person that thoughts of suicide are common and do not have to be acted on
  2. Clearly stating that thoughts of suicide are often associated with a treatable mental disorder – this may instill a sense of hope
  3. Listening and refraining from attempting to solve the problems
  4. All of the above
9.  Which of the following statements is TRUE:
  1. Healthcare professionals are often the front line people to screen and assess for suicide risk
  2. Teachers are often the front line people to screen and assess for suicide risk
  3. Lawyers are often the front line people to screen and assess for suicide risk
  4. None of the above statements are true
10.  To provide informed, evidence-based, and best practice care to all patients, ALL healthcare professionals must become educated to:
  1. Differentiate between risk factors and warning signs of suicide
  2. Develop a systematic suicide risk assessment strategy for all patient populations
  3. Develop a plan to practically manage acute suicidal crises in their clinical settings
  4. All of the above