Suicide Assessment Pre-test

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One of MHR's core competencies is Crisis Intervention and Risk Assessment. One component of this is Suicide Assessment. This pre-test will gauge the level of knowledge about suicide assessment prior to the All-Staff training on the same topic on September 24th.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ____ of people who complete suicide have at least one psychiatric disorder.
    • A. 

      52%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      67%

  • 2. 
    Which individual is considered at highest risk for suicide?
    • A. 

      45-year old African American female

    • B. 

      70-year old Native American male

    • C. 

      16-year old African American male

    • D. 

      30-year old White female

  • 3. 
    30% of people who try suicide think about it for how long before acting?
    • A. 

      One hour

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      24 hours

    • D. 

      30 minutes

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Yes, because you cared enough to ask about his intentions for suicide.

    • B. 

      No, because he will just try something else instead.

    • C. 

      Yes, because it is likely that he won't change his method.

    • D. 

      No, because he has tried before and learned from his mistakes.

    • E. 

      Yes, because he will be in the hospital.

  • 5. 
    Asking someone if he/she is suicidal will put the idea in his/her head.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these is NOT an imminent risk factor for suicide?
    • A. 

      Access to a firearm

    • B. 

      Alcohol intoxication

    • C. 

      Strong feelings of hopelessness

    • D. 

      Cultural belief that suicide is wrong

  • 7. 
    Creating a suicide contract with a client is the best way to ensure that a client will not harm him/her self.
    • A. 

      Yes, because the client will be less likely to break a contract once it's in writing.

    • B. 

      Yes, especially if it can be developed to cover one week at a time.

    • C. 

      No, because it can give a false sense of security.

    • D. 

      Yes, because any client willing to make a contract wasn't serious about suicide anyway.

    • E. 

      No, no-harm promises made to professionals never work.

  • 8. 
    Which ethnic group has the highest rate of completed sucides in the US?
    • A. 

      Asian Americans

    • B. 

      African Americans

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Caucasian/White Americans

    • E. 

      Latino Americans

  • 9. 
    Which percentage of people who completed suicide were in treatment for their mental health at the time of death?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 10. 
    Which of the following DOES NOT indicate suicide within the next several hours/days?
    • A. 

      Abrupt change in medication

    • B. 

      Suicide note

    • C. 

      First 24 hours of imprisonment

    • D. 

      Media publicity about a recent suicide

  • 11. 
    How would you rate your suicide assessment skills?
    • A. 

      Excellent

    • B. 

      Good

    • C. 

      Fair

    • D. 

      Poor