Suicide Myths And Truths

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Suicide Myths And Truths - Quiz


The following quiz is about the following myths and truths about suicide.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Suicide is not a major problem in Canada.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Over the past fifteen years there has been an average of over 3,500 recorded suicide deaths each year. That is about ten people a day - everyday

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  • 2. 

    People who talk about suicide rarely actually commit suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    People who commit suicide often give a clue or warning of their intentions

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  • 3. 

    The suicidal person wants to die and there is nothing anyone can do, including the physician; they will eventually do it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    People usually don't want to die - they want instead to end their horrible emotional suffering.

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  • 4. 

    If you ask a person directly, "Do you feel like killing yourself?" this will lead to a suicide attempt.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Asking a person directly about suicidal intent will often relieve the anxiety surrounding the feeling and act as a deterrent to the suicidal behavior

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  • 5. 

    Suicide is more common among the rich.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Suicide affects the rich, the poor and the middle class equally

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  • 6. 

    The problem with suicide is that people thinking of it usually keep their feelings to themselves and there are no clear warning signs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Even the most severely depressed person has ambivalent feelings about suicide. Most suicidal people do not want death; they want the pain to stop.

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  • 7. 

    Youth who are comtemplating suicide often feel worthless, alone, unloved, and they may actually believe they are a burden on their parents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because youth who are contemplating suicide often experience feelings of worthlessness, loneliness, and a lack of love and support. These negative emotions can lead them to believe that they are a burden on their parents, further exacerbating their distress and increasing the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. It is important to recognize and address these feelings in order to provide appropriate support and intervention for at-risk youth.

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