Attending To School-based Mental Health

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Attending To School-based Mental Health - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Asking someone directly about suicidal intent increases his/her risk of suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Asking someone directly about suicidal intent actually lowers anxiety, opens up communication and lowers the risk of an impulsive act.

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  • 2. 

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is:

    • A.

      A recurring anxiety disorder resulting from the trauma of an unexpected, shattering event.

    • B.

      A one-time reaction to a very difficult experience.

    • C.

      A panic disorder.

    Correct Answer
    A. A recurring anxiety disorder resulting from the trauma of an unexpected, shattering event.
    Explanation
    PTSD is not just a one time reaction to a very difficult experience but a recurring anxiety.

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  • 3. 

    "Stigma" refers to:

    • A.

      A plan of treatment agreed to by patient and doctor.

    • B.

      Lack of knowledge about mental health.

    • C.

      Societal prejudice that can prevent people in need from speaking up or seeking help.

    Correct Answer
    C. Societal prejudice that can prevent people in need from speaking up or seeking help.
    Explanation
    There continues to be a stigma associated with mental illness that contributes to feelings of shame and guilt and thereby prevents people from asking for help.

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  • 4. 

    Clinical depression is:

    • A.

      Sadness or disappointment.

    • B.

      Severe feelings of worthlessness, sadness and emptiness that lasts for several weeks and begins to interfere with a person's work and social life.

    • C.

      Depression brought on by frequent trips to a hospital or dental clinic.

    Correct Answer
    B. Severe feelings of worthlessness, sadness and emptiness that lasts for several weeks and begins to interfere with a person's work and social life.
    Explanation
    Clinical depression is severe feelings of worthlessness, sadness and emptiness that last for several weeks and begin to interfere with a person's work and social life.

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  • 5. 

    Who is most likely to get a mental illness?

    • A.

      Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of, regardless of intelligence, social class,or income level.

    • B.

      Poor, uneducated people.

    • C.

      People with stressful jobs.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of, regardless of intelligence, social class,or income level.
    Explanation
    No one, regardless of intelligence, social status, economic condition or educational level is immune from suffering from mental illness. Mental illness can affect anyone.

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