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Study Guide Questions

1.     About how many Americans commit suicide every year? How many each day?
2.     When a person has feelings of sadness or hopelessness that last several weeks or longer, that person is said to suffer from ______________________________________.
3.     Suicide is the ___________________________-leading cause of death for American teens.
4.     Individuals of which gender are more likely to make suicide attempts?
5.     Individuals of which gender are more likely to succeed at suicide attempts?
6.     _________________________percent of high school students have thought about killing themselves.
7.     _________________________ percent of suicidal teens felt that their families did not understand them.
8.     How do teens romanticize suicide?
9.     Emile Durkheim believed that suicide could only be fully understood in its ________________ context.
10.     What were Durkheim's three categories of suicides?
11.     When a person lacks sufficient integration into society, he or she may commit _______________________________ suicide.
12.     When a person believes that everyone else might be better off if he or she were dead, that person might commit ________________________________ suicide.
13.     When a person's cultural sructure collapses, that person may commit ___________________________ suicide.
14.     Freud believed that human beings have a natural and instinctive tendency to be __________________________________ and _________________________________.
15.     Freud theorized that humans are always fighting a battle between what two instincts?
16.     What is "suicide contagion"?
17.     Unbearable psychological pain is sometimes referred to as "_________________________________."
18.     What are three common perceptions shared by those who are suicidal?
19.     There is probably a link between genetic predisposition and suicide. True or false?
20.     Incorrect levels of biochemical substances in the ____________________________ can produce depression that results in suicide.
21.     Antidepressant drugs can't change a suicidal person's outlook on life. True or false?
22.     People who are contemplating suicide usually send out clear signals that they intend to take their own lives. True or false?
23.     Never use the word "suicide" when talking with a depressed friend. True or false?
24.     If a friend confides that he or she is thinking about suicide, should you honor your friend's request for secrecy?
25.     What is almost always necessary for recovery from suicidal impulses?
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