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Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention for Allied Health Professionals, Module 5

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1.  The stigma surrounding suicide is rooted in:
  1. Fear of social rejection
  2. Misunderstanding & Judgement
  3. Ridicule & Discrimination
  4. All of the above
2.  Reducing the stigma associated with suicide involves:
  1. Examine your own feelings about suicide and mental illness
  2. Using plain and simple language free of judgment
  3. Both A & B
  4. None of the above
3.  The ______________ mentality is essential for healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive, effective short and long term management for individuals experiencing suicidal ideation or in crisis
  1. Superhero
  2. It takes a village
  3. Lone ranger
  4. None of the above
4.  When working with a person that has suicidal ideations short-term management includes:
  1. Removing firearms, alcohol, drugs, poisons or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  2. Considering referral options using clinical reasoning and screening tools/techniques
  3. Learning to recognize warning signs
  4. All of the above
5.  A critical element of the long-term management of suicidal ideations is prevention strategies – these include:
  1. Teaching coping skills
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Developing strong social supports
  4. All of the above
6.  Protective factors to help buffer individuals from suicidal ideation include:
  1. Limited Support
  2. Isolation
  3. Denial
  4. Family and community support (connectedness) & Support from ongoing medical and mental health care relationships
7.  A suicide survivor is defined as:
  1. a family member or friend of a person who died by suicide
  2. a family member or friend of a person who died by homicide
  3. a family member or friend of a person who died by accident
  4. a family member or friend of a person who died suddenly without warning
8.  Due to the __________ associated with suicide, many people have trouble discussing suicide and therefore might not reach out to support a suicide survivor.
  1. Stigma
  2. Doubt
  3. Rage
  4. None of the above
9.  Suicide survivors experience distinctive bereavement issues such as:
  1. Significant bewilderment, surprise, shock
  2. Overwhelming guilt
  3. Self-blame
  4. All of the above
10.  Suicide is often described as a multifactorial _________ causing feelings of hopelessness, despair, and intense pain.
  1. Crisis
  2. Perfect storm
  3. Challenge
  4. Mental health issue