Suicide Risk Assessment Quiz

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  • 1. 

    True or false: People who talk about suicide are only trying to get attention. They won't really do it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    WRONG! Few who die by suicide without first letting someone else know how they feel. Those who are considering suicide give clues and warnings as a cry for help. In fact, most seek out someone to rescue them. Over 70% who threaten suicide either make an attempt or complete the act.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following questions should you NOT ask your caller?

    • A.

      Are you (or the person you are calling about) thinking of suicide?

    • B.

      You're not thinking of suicide, are you?

    • C.

      Are you thinking of ending your life?

    • D.

      Are you thinking about killing yourself?

    Correct Answer
    B. You're not thinking of suicide, are you?
    Explanation
    If you're talking to somebody, and they don't seem like they're thinking of suicide, it's fairly easy to say, "You're not thinking of suicide, are you?" We really don't want to do that. We want to ask directly.

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  • 3. 

    What are some buffers for preventing suicide?

    • A.

      Perceived immediate supports

    • B.

      Planning for the future

    • C.

      Engagement with helper

    • D.

      Sense of purpose

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (perceived immediate supports, planning for the future, engagement with helper, and sense of purpose) can act as buffers for preventing suicide. Perceived immediate supports refer to having people or resources available to provide immediate help and support during times of distress. Planning for the future can provide individuals with a sense of hope and goals to strive for. Engagement with a helper, such as a therapist or counselor, can provide emotional support and guidance. Finally, having a sense of purpose can give individuals a reason to keep going and find meaning in their lives.

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  • 4. 

    True or False: Suicidal people wish to escape psychological pain. Their state of extreme distress diminishes their ability to think of ways to do so, which leads some people to consider suicide as an escape.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Suicidal people often wish to escape psychological pain, and their extreme distress can impair their ability to think of alternative ways to cope. This can lead them to consider suicide as a means of escape.

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  • 5. 

    We can make outbound calls to a third party who is at imminent risk of suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If the call-worker believes the person of interest is in imminent risk of danger to themselves or others, they may make an outbound call to the POI or 911.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following could be a caller's reason for not killing themselves?

    • A.

      Responsibility, commitment to family, child-related concerns, religious faith

    • B.

      Belief/hope that problems can be solved, future plans/hope for the future, belief that life has meaning

    • C.

      Self-esteem, love for self and others, moral objections to suicide, belief that suicide will not solve anything

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The caller could have multiple reasons for not killing themselves. They may feel a sense of responsibility and commitment towards their family, have concerns related to their children, or have strong religious beliefs that discourage suicide. Additionally, they may believe that their problems can be solved, have future plans or hope for the future, and find meaning in life. They may also have a positive self-esteem, love for themselves and others, moral objections to suicide, and the belief that suicide will not solve anything. Therefore, all of the above reasons could contribute to the caller's decision to not end their life.

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  • 7. 

    True or False: Of people who kill themselves, most had given some clues and warnings to others of their intentions, though some of their clues may be non-verbal or difficult to detect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Most people who die by suicide do give some clues or warnings to others about their intentions, although these clues may not always be verbal or easy to recognize. This implies that there are often signs or indicators that can be observed or detected, allowing for the possibility of intervention or support before a tragic outcome occurs.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following warning signs is the MOST INDICATIVE of suicide?

    • A.

      Verbal cues such as, "No one will have to worry about me anymore."

    • B.

      Loss of appetite

    • C.

      Feelings of guilt

    • D.

      Social withdrawal

    Correct Answer
    A. Verbal cues such as, "No one will have to worry about me anymore."
    Explanation
    Verbal cues such as, "No one will have to worry about me anymore" are the most indicative of suicide because they directly express a desire to end one's life and indicate a lack of concern for the well-being of others. While loss of appetite, feelings of guilt, and social withdrawal can be signs of depression or other mental health issues, they may not necessarily indicate an immediate risk of suicide. However, verbal cues that explicitly mention suicide should always be taken seriously and addressed promptly.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is NOT NECESSARILY a suicide warning sign?

    • A.

      Having a plan for suicide

    • B.

      Having the means available for stated suicide plan

    • C.

      Cutting

    • D.

      Saying, "I'm going to kill myself."

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutting
    Explanation
    Those who cut or engage in self-harm as a response to stress don't necessarily want to kill themselves.

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  • 10. 

    Suicidal intent is made up of the following:

    • A.

      Plan or attempt in progress

    • B.

      Imminent plan to hurt self or others

    • C.

      Preparatory behaviors

    • D.

      Expressed intent to die

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the mentioned factors contribute to suicidal intent. If someone has a plan or is attempting to harm themselves or others, has an imminent plan to do so, engages in preparatory behaviors, and expresses a clear intent to die, it indicates a high level of suicidal intent.

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  • 11. 

    When should you alert a supervisor?

    • A.

      If a caller tell you about abuse of a child or elder adult.

    • B.

      If a caller tells you that they've already taken steps towards suicide, i.e., taken pills, cut themselves in a suicide attempt, etc.

    • C.

      If a caller is thinking of suicide.

    • D.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    D. A & B
    Explanation
    You should alert a supervisor when a caller tells you about abuse of a child or elder adult, or when a caller tells you that they've already taken steps towards suicide, such as taking pills or cutting themselves in a suicide attempt. Both situations require immediate attention and intervention from a supervisor to ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals involved.

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