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Assess routinely for suicide risk
1. Which of these groups does the author not mention as being at high risk for suicide?
a. Elderly women
b. The incarcerated
c. White males ages 24 to 55
2. This is the estimate for the total number of suicide attempts annually in the United States.
c. 1 million
3. Substance use is thought to be involved in this percentage of suicides.
4. This percentage of suicide attempters is believed to have some type of behavioral health disorder.
5. The author has observed that the task of assessing for suicide risk primarily has been the responsibility of:
a. Medical professionals.
b. Mental health workers.
c. Public safety officers.
6. This organization's clinical criteria for addiction treatment take into account life stressors in the determination of an appropriate level of care.
a. American Society of Addiction Medicine
b. American Psychiatric Association
c. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
7. The first of 11 goals in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention emphasizes suicide's:
b. Preventable nature.
c. Cost to society.
8. This percentage of individuals considering harming themselves will offer some indication of their intentions.
9. Alaska clinics were able to improve the effectiveness of suicide risk assessment by adding intake questions on suicidal thoughts and:
a. Binge drinking.
b. Feelings of sadness.
c. Symptoms of psychosis.
10. The estimated annual cost of suicide in the U.S. in terms of lost income is:
a. $2 billion
b. Greater than $11.5 billion
c. Greater than $20 billion
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