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Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training
Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Management

You can take the test without obligation. To earn CE credit, you need to pass the test, complete an evaluation, and register/pay for your Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be delivered online immediately upon completing the course registration. (There is no charge for free courses and online certificate delivery.)

  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Which is a true statement regarding the prevalence of suicide in the United States?

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2. A recent study regarding suicide rates among veterans found that:

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3. Which mental disorder leads to a 20-times greater risk for suicide over peers in the general population?

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4. Which is considered a social factor that increases the risk for suicide among adolescents?

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5. Suicide of adults aged 35 to 64 years is found to be associated more commonly with:

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6. The suicide rate for older adults is highest for those who are:

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7. Studies regarding suicide among family caregivers of patients with dementia have found that:

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8. Which is a true statement regarding suicide during military service:

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9. Evidence supports the benefits of suicide screening for:

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10. During a clinical suicide assessment interview, the nondirective listening response that is solution-focused and attempts to lead the patient toward more positive interpretations of reality is called:

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11. Which suicide assessment tool is labeled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the “gold standard”?

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12. The best approach for determining an individual’s risk for suicide is:

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13. As described in this course, perceived barriers to effective suicide assessment in the emergency department include:

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14. A patient who has current suicidal thoughts, a plan without the intent to act, and no recent suicidal behavior is considered to be at which level of risk?

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15. Which patient is at highest risk for suicide completion?

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16. An assessment tool that is useful in helping to distinguish nonsuicidal self-injury from suicidal behavior is the:

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17. Which is a correct statement about the essential elements in documenting suicide assessment?

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18. Which element is included in a self-management suicide safety plan?

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19. A form of psychotherapy that aims to elicit, clarify, and place into perspective feelings that have arisen from interaction with others in the social environment is called:

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20. A clinician in an inpatient facility conducts a teaching intervention for one resident structured as a play-based, interaction session including other residents. The clinician guides the session by combining both high- and low-structure forms of therapy. Which therapy modality is the clinician using?

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21. In accordance with an FDA warning, the clinician closely monitors an adolescent patient with major depression for suicidal thoughts or attempts when the patient is newly prescribed which drug?

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22. Which is a suicide warning sign characteristic of military personnel in particular?

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23. An example of a primary intervention for suicide prevention is:

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24. A secondary intervention strategy for prevention of suicide is:

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25. Interventions following an attempted suicide that aim to minimize the impact, reduce the likelihood of subsequent self-injury, and support surviving family members are known as:

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26. A goal of postvention for the survivors of a loved one’s suicide is to help them:


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