How to Get Help for Suicidal Thoughts


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What is one thing a friend can do for a friend who is having suicidal thoughts?

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1. What is 800-273-TALK?

2. Which of the following is NOT a local resource for suicide prevention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet assessment to quickly check your understanding of how one who is contemplating suicide can seek the help and support they need. You will be quizzed on resources and actions that can be taken by friends and family as well as the one suffering from such thoughts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to measure your ability to:

  • Explain what a friend can do for a friend who is thinking about committing suicide
  • Recognize what 800-273-TALK is
  • List local suicide prevention resources
  • Describe why a suicidal person will not often seek help for themselves
  • Note whether or not you should talk to a suicidal person about his/her suicidal thoughts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what friends should do if a friend is having suicidal thoughts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding suicide prevention resources
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain why suicidal people will not always seek help

Additional Learning

If you feel that you need more details about this subject, you can find them in the lesson titled, How to Get Help for Suicidal Thoughts. You will learn such important information as:

  • Things to look for in a friend or loved one that might indicate they are having suicidal thoughts
  • What kinds of things might be said when talking to someone with suicidal thoughts
  • What suicidal people can do to get help for themselves