Dr. Nicole Arcuri’s Suicidal Behavior Awareness Quiz For Teachers

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Dr. Nicole Arcuri’s Suicidal Behavior Awareness Quiz For Teachers

If you or someone you know is having thoughts about suicide or harming yourself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1- 800-273-TALK (8255). For Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)*****If this is a mental health emergency, please call 911. *****


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There is a typical profile for a person who may commit suicide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    More men than women complete suicide.     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    More women than men attempt suicide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When a student demonstrates suicidal behavior, the teacher should report the concern to the school counselor within 48 hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When a student draws a picture, writes a narrative or verbally expresses suicidal ideation, the child should be escorted to the school counselor by the teacher immediately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following may be warning signs of suicidal behavior? 
    • A. 

      Crying

    • B. 

      Angry outbursts

    • C. 

      Reckless behavior

    • D. 

      Mood changes

    • E. 

      Withdrawal from family and friends

    • F. 

      Increased use of alcohol or other drugs

    • G. 

      Giving away possession

    • H. 

      Threatening to hurt or kill themselves

    • I. 

      Talking about death or suicide

    • J. 

      Expressing feelings of hopelessness, being trapped with no way out and no reason for living

    • K. 

      Abnormal anxiety or agitation

    • L. 

      Sleeplessness

    • M. 

      Feeling isolated and that no one understands you

    • N. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    1. Identify any of the following which can be a risk factor for suicide
    • A. 

      Mental illness/psychiatric conditions

    • B. 

      One or more prior suicide attempt(s)

    • C. 

      Loss of significant relationships

    • D. 

      Alcohol and other drug abuse

    • E. 

      Living in isolation

    • F. 

      Living with chronic pain or disability

    • G. 

      Financial crisis

    • H. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Identify any of the following which you think could help protect against suicide 
    • A. 

      Learning to live with chronic pain and managing good physical and mental health

    • B. 

      Financial security

    • C. 

      Staying connected to a community

    • D. 

      Having a significant relationship with another person

    • E. 

      Developing personal skills and resilience

    • F. 

      Removing access to things such as pills, weapons and other lethal means

    • G. 

      Spirituality and belief systems

    • H. 

      Talking to someone you trust about your feelings and problems and getting timely help

    • I. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are true?  (click all that apply) 
    • A. 

      ​All suicidal ex-service men and women are mentally ill

    • B. 

      Many suicides can be prevented in our community

    • C. 

      People who are suicidal always want to die

    • D. 

      People who talk about suicide are unlikely to go through with it

  • 10. 
    You should always take suicide threats seriously and treat the person talking about suicide with understanding and compassion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If someone tells me that they are thinking of suicide should I? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Keep them safe for the immediate future and get them help

    • B. 

      Show them understanding and compassion.

    • C. 

      Take immediate action if they are at imminent risk

    • D. 

      Encourage them to get professional help

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Suicides always occur without warning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When you (a teacher) identified a person who is displaying warning signs of suicide, it is important you do not leave the person at risk alone and also not promise them to not tell anyone that they are having suicidal thoughts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When you notice a student is appearing more withdrawn lately and sad, you should reach out to the student directly. If the student says they are fine, you should still reach out to the school counselor immediately to follow-up with the student. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Most youngsters who kill themselves are in a state of pronounced conflict and confusion over whether to commit suicide. They are all sure, however, that they desperately want an end to their emotional suffering. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:What ideas did you find most helpful? 
  • 17. 
    PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:Your thoughts and feedback on how to improve the presentation:  
  • 18. 
    PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:Speaker’s knowledge 
  • 19. 
    Please PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:Speaker’s stylefill answer below
  • 20. 
    PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:Pace and timing 
  • 21. 
    PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:Program content relevant to educator role 
  • 22. 
    PRESENTER EVALUATION FORM Presenter Name: Dr. ArcuriPlease help me to increase the value of my presentation by evaluating my program.On a scale of one (1=Poor) to five (5= Excellent), please rate the following areas related to this program:Did you find the information helpful if presented with a student who is expressing suicidality?  
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