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Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

The behaviors listed below may be signs that someone is thinking about suicide according to the National Institutes of Health, except:

Planning or looking for a way to kill themselves Feeling unbearable pain, both physical and emotional Optimism about life Saying goodbye to friends and family

Asking someone about suicide can induce or increase the idea into their head.

True False

The two major elements involved in a suicide attempt are:

The subjective level of intent to die and the objective lethality of the act Non-suicidal self-injury and intent deliberate self-harm and preparation Ideation and intent

Suicide, as defined by Treatment Improvement Protocol, is:

Self-mutilation An acute, deliberate act of self-harm, undertaken by an individual with at least some intention to die, or that results in death Repeated behavior Suicide intent

According to Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 50, you should consider the following as a professional in treating clients with suicidal thoughts, except:

Increasing your knowledge about suicide Finding a different setting Getting good clinical supervision Working collaboratively with clients

Warning signs are defined as

Indicators of a long-term risk Acute indications of elevated risk Proneness to negative affect buffers that lower long-term risk

Direct indications of acute suicidality are: 

Risk Factors and Protective Factors high unemployment rates, job losses, and economic instability Suicidal communication, seeking access to the method, and making preparations Walk through pain

A person that has acute risk for suicidal behavior may have indirect warning signs. These signs can be remembered by what mnemonic?


Risk factors are

Defined as buffers that lower long-term risk Defined as indicators of long-term (or ongoing) risk Factors that protect against suicidal behavior Spotting warning signs

A Protective Factor is

defined as buffers that lower long-term risk defined as severe substance use or dependence defined as indicators of long-term (or ongoing) risk defined as Co-occurring mental disorder

GATE is a Four-Step Process for Identifying and Responding to Suicidality. The acronym stands for ______.

Gather information Acute Risk for Suicidal Behavior Take action Extend action Gather information Access screening and warning signs Take action Extend Action Gather information Access information Take note of the warning sign Extend Action Gather information, Access supervision, Take Action, Extend Action

The 2 steps to Gathering Information are

Introducing the topic & asking follow-up questions Screening and spotting warning signs & asking follow-up questions Introducing the topic & spotting warning signs Asking follow up questions & extending actions

According to the GATE steps, consultation is a more formal process whereby information and advice are obtained from the following, except:

a professional with clear supervisory responsibilities a multidisciplinary team that includes such person(s) advice from a peer a consultant experienced in managing clients who are suicidal who has been vetted by your agency for this purpose.

If a client is ambivalent about treatment or resisting treatment, what should be done according the GATE Process for Identifying and Responding to Suicidality?

Listen and acknowledge the concerns of the client and give the client a sense of choice or control Leave the client alone Don’t take necessary steps to arrange for the evaluation None of the above

Consistent with this TIP’s emphasis on Extending the action, you should check in with the client from time to time. This means that

Extending actions is a one-time action only Actions taken should be ongoing because client who have exhibited suicidality are vulnerable to a recurrence of risk Leave the client alone You should make treatment last as long as possible

According to the “Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices” study; risk and protective factors exist at the following levels,except:

Group level Individual level Community level Relationship level

According to the CDC, the vast majority of individuals who are depressed, attempt suicide, or have other risk factors, do not die by suicide. The relevance of each risk factor can vary by 

Attempts to cure the person’s illness Community engagement Optimism Age, race, gender, sexual orientation, residential geography, and sociocultural and economic status.

Suicide ideation, thoughts, attempts, and deaths vary by

Race, age, occupation, and other population characteristics Optimism Being connected to the love ones Types of friends

Studies from the U.S. examining historical trends indicate that suicide rates increase during economic recessions marked by

financial means to lessen the stress and hardship associated with a job loss provide housing options for those in need during times of financial insecurity high unemployment rates, job losses, and economic instability and decrease during economic expansions and periods marked by low unemployment rates livable wages, medical benefits, and retirement and disability insurance

The goal of the House Stabilization Policies is to keep people in their homes and provide housing options. With such a goal, the potential outcomes is/are:

Same foreclosure rates Increase in eviction rates Reduction in Emotional distress Increase in rates of suicide

What approaches mentioned below can be used to strengthen access and delivery of suicide care? 

Coverage of mental health conditions in health insurance policies. Loss of wages and/or loss of employment Attempts to cure the person’s illness Help at any stage of illness

Prevention efforts that focus not only on individual behavior change, but on changes to the environment, can increase the likelihood of positive behavioral and health outcomes. These can be achieved by the following,except:

Reduce access to lethal means among persons at risk of suicide the increase in unemployment rate Community-based policies to reduce excessive alcohol use. Reduce access to lethal means among persons at risk of suicide.

 Sociologist, Emile Durkheim theorized in 1897 that weak social bonds, i.e., lack of connectedness, were among the chief causes of suicidality. Connectedness is defined as:

the degree to which an individual or group of individuals are socially close, interrelated or share resources with others. community engagement the leadership qualities and social influence of peers defined as severe substance use or dependence

Social-emotional learning programs focus on:

Providing caregivers with support and strengthen parenting skills Developing and strengthening communication and problem-solving skills, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, help-seeking, and coping skills Sessions primarily with parents or caregivers while others include sessions for parents or caregivers, youth, and the family. How to create an integrated classroom social system that is supportive of all children being able to learn with little aggressive or disruptive behavior

 Which of the following is a Garret Lee Smith (GLS) training that had significantly lowered youth suicide rates one year following the training implementation.

Gatekeeper Training The Improving Mood Training Collaborative Assessment Training Translating Initiatives Training

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), is

a therapeutic approach for suicide-specific assessment and treatment. community engagement provides housing options for those in need during times of financial insecurity Loss of wages and/or loss of employment

 Suicide rates are particularly high among:

older men older women younger women younger men

Studies suggest that some of the key risk factors for suicide among older adults include the following,except:

Mental disorders Substance use problems Stressful life events and losses Social connectedness

According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015), the three key strategies that senior center staff and volunteers can use to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among older adults are:

Promote emotional health, Recognize and respond to suicide risk, and Respond to a suicide attempt or death Optimism, community engagement, and to cure the person’s illness increase awareness, increase mental-related care, and Increase their level of physical activity decrease optimism, increase pessimism, and decrease mental health related care

The researched content suggests older adults who have close friends and family members, participate in community activities, and/or are active in organizations, are less likely to commit suicide.

True False

Which of the following is a key symptoms of depression?

Helping others focused and composed being optimistic Loss of interest or pleasure in activities

The term “Postvention”  refers to:

Planning or looking for a way to kill themselves Indicators of a long-term risk buffers that lower long-term risk theresponse to and care for individuals affected in the aftermath of a suicide attempt or suicide death

Symptoms of depression in older Hispanics includes:

weakness, multiple aches and pains, dizziness, palpitations, and sleep disturbances mental optimism social connectedness community engagement

According to WHO, 2014, it is estimated that for each person who dies by suicide, more than 20 others attempt suicide. In fact, suicide attempts are:

an important risk factor for subsequent suicide for young adults only high priority for the government factors that protect against suicidal behavior

A national suicide prevention strategy needs to be:

Social Welfare Department only Education Department only Multisectoral Agriculture Department only