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Study Guide Answers

1.     Suicide is the _________________ leading cause of death, regardless of age, sex, or race.
     eighth
2.     Suicide is the ___________________leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24.
     third
3.     How frequently does a teenage suicide occur?
     One teenage suicide occurs every one hour and forty-eight minutes.
4.     How many unsuccessful attempts at suicide are made for every successful suicide?
     between fifty and one hundred
5.     The suicide rate for ages fifteen to nineteen has _______________________ since 1950.
     quadrupled
6.     In a recent survey of high school students, ___________ percent said that they had thought about killing themselves.
     sixty
7.     ____________ percent of these students said that they had tried to commit suicide at least once.
     Nine
8.     _______________ out of ____________________ people who commit suicide show signs in advance that they are headed towards suicide.
     Eight/ ten
9.     List some common warning signs that a suicidal person exhibits.
     talking or joking about suicide/ noticeable changes in behavior ( unexpected & sudden decline in school performance )/ lack of interest in activities/ withdraw from family and friends/ change in sleeping or eating habits/ problems concentrating/increased or heavy alcohol or drug use/ making death preparations ( giving away prized possessions )/ verbal hints/ previous attempts at suicide/ hostile or reckless behavior/ depression or lack of self-esteem
10.     If you notice that a friend seems to be depressed, should you ask him or her if he or she is suicidal?
     yes
11.     If you suspect that someone you know is contemplating suicide, what should you do?
     Be direct./ Talk openly./ Determine if a suicide plan exists./ Make the person aware of alternatives to suicide./ Take action./ Get help for the suicidal person.
12.     Always take a person seriously if he or she speaks about suicide. True or false?
     true
13.     Listen; don't _________________________ .
     lecture
14.     Don't debate whether suicide is right or wrong when you're talking to a suicidal person. True or false?
     true
15.     Promise to keep the suicidal person's plans a secret. True or false?
     false
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