What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention


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Which of the following is NOT one of the five common reasons why an individual would commit suicide?

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1. Gregg has been suffering from a serious health condition for a couple of years which has confined him to his home and placed a strain on his marriage. His health condition is a/an _____ which can then lead to suicide.

2. Which of the following focuses on suicide prevention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo give you the opportunity to review the characteristics of a person who is potentially considering suicide. Topics you should know to successfully pass the quiz include the definition of trigger and prevention of suicide.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and corresponding quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • Principle reasons a person may commit suicide
  • The definition of a trigger and examples
  • Possible methods of preventing suicide
  • The importance of family therapy in suicide prevention

Skills Practiced

Practice these important skills when you use the assessment tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information related to the methods of suicide prevention from the lesson
  • Critical thinking - examine the main reasons a person may choose to commit suicide
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about triggers

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of suicide, view the related lesson titled What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define suicide
  • Identify five common reasons a person may commit suicide
  • Recognize the role of triggers for a person considering suicide
  • Explore the types of suicide prevention available, including the four main methods