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

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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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Anyone could suicide. People of all ages, races, faiths, and cultures suicide, as do individuals from all walks of life and all income levels. Popular, well connected people who seem to have everything going for them and those who appear less confident or vulnerable die by suicide. Suicidal people come from all kinds of families; rich and poor, happy and sad, two-parent and single parent, civilian and ex-service community members.

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  • 2. 

    More men than women complete suicide.     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Men have a 4 times higher rate than women
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2013

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  • 3. 

    More women than men attempt suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are almost four times more likely than women to die by suicide. One reason is that men are more likely to use deadlier means — such as firearms — when they set out to take their own lives.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When a student demonstrates suicidal behavior, the teacher should report the concern to the school counselor IMMEDIATELY.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The student CANNOT be left alone.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    N. All of the above
    Explanation
    Most suicidal people show warning signs before a suicide attempt. Some early warning signs include: drug/alcohol abuse, disinterest in usual activities, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, irritability, moodiness over minor incidents, and being overly self-critical. Some late warning signs include: talk of suicide or death, dropping out of activities, isolating self from friends and family, putting life in order, making a will, or giving away favorite possessions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    H. All of the above
    Explanation
    A suicidal person may show one or many of the warning signs listed above. The majority of people who take their own life have given definite signs. The keys to prevention are recognizing the warning signs and knowing what to do to help. A suicidal person needs help from someone else to find solutions to their problems.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    I. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above are known protective factors against suicide.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Many suicides can be prevented in our community
    Explanation
    All suicidal ex-service men and women are mentally ill- FALSE
    False: Not all suicidal ex-service men and women are mentally ill.

    Many suicides can be prevented in our community- TRUE
    True: Suicides can be prevented through suicide awareness raising education and activities within communities.

    People who are suicidal always want to die- FALSE
    False: People who are thinking of suicide are in pain and cannot find a reason to live – more than wanting to die.

    People who talk about suicide are unlikely to go through with it- FALSE
    False: All conversations about suicide should be taken seriously. You might be the only person who has listened and understood.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Taking suicide threats seriously and treating the person talking about suicide with understanding and compassion is crucial because it can potentially save their life. Suicide is a serious issue, and dismissing or ignoring someone's suicidal thoughts or threats can have devastating consequences. By showing empathy and providing support, we can help the person feel heard, valued, and potentially guide them towards seeking professional help or other resources. It is essential to take all suicide threats seriously and respond with care and concern.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Answer (ALL OF THE ABOVE) Whenever anyone tells you that they are thinking about suicide you should take them seriously, keep them physically safe and seek professional help for them. You should also ensure that you look after yourself and seek help if you need to talk about your experience.

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  • 12. 

    Suicides always occur without warning.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False: Most suicidal people show warning signs before a suicide attempt. Some early warning signs include: drug/alcohol abuse, disinterest in usual activities, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, irritability, moodiness over minor incidents, and being overly self-critical. Some late warning signs include: talk of suicide or death, dropping out of activities, isolating self from friends and family, putting life in order, making a will, or giving away favorite possessions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When someone tells you that they are thinking of suicide you should not agree to keep it a secret. Let them know that you need to involve others to keep yourself and the person at risk safe and to ensure they get the help they need. For this reason, until you are able to get the student to the school counselor and/or similarly trained to handle such situations.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Often, something is going on and to exercise on the side of caution, it is important to provide the student with assistance to connect with a support system to help process events, feeling, and other occurrences which are causing distress. Also, it opens the door for understanding a helpful resource for the future.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Most young people 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. There are many more suicidal attempts than there are successful suicides.

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  • 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? 

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 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:  

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    1,2,3,4,5
    Explanation
    The question asks the participants to rate the speaker's knowledge on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent. The answer provided shows a range of ratings from 1 to 5, indicating that the participants were given the opportunity to rate the speaker's knowledge at different levels.

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    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

    Correct Answer
    1,2,3,4,5
  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    1,2,3,4,5
    Explanation
    The answer provided is a rating scale from 1 to 5, allowing the evaluator to rate the pace and timing of the presentation. A rating of 1 indicates poor pace and timing, while a rating of 5 indicates excellent pace and timing. This allows the presenter, Dr. Arcuri, to receive feedback on their ability to effectively manage the pace and timing of their program, and make improvements if necessary.

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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    1,2,3,4,5
    Explanation
    The answer indicates that the program content was rated on a scale of one to five, with one being poor and five being excellent. The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 suggest that the program content was evaluated across the entire range of the scale, indicating that the content was relevant to the educator role to varying degrees.

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  • 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?  

    Correct Answer
    1,2,3,4,5
    Explanation
    The answer provided indicates that the presenter is asking for a rating on a scale of 1 to 5 regarding the helpfulness of the information presented in dealing with a student expressing suicidality. The options range from 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent), allowing the evaluator to rate the helpfulness based on their perception.

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