Which of the Following Would Not Be a Good Strategy
Which of the following would NOT be a good strategy for preventing someone from committing suicide?
A)Suicide can be prevented if a distressed person's frustrated needs can be identified and eased.
B)It helps when suicidal persons see that the natural wish for escape does not have to be expressed by ending it all.
C)The rescuer's goal is to help narrow the suicidal person's options.
D)Suicide occurs when pain exceeds a person's resources for coping with pain, so the rescuer's goal is to reduce the pain in any way possible.
To help prevent individuals from committing suicide, you should
A)tell them to avoid thinking about suicide.
B)establish rapport and offer genuine support.
C)help them to narrow their options.
D)try to convince them to stop feeling sorry for themselves.
Sharon has a friend who has been suicidal.To help her friend get through this difficult time, Sharon has been making daily contact with her friend and scheduling daily activities like meeting for coffee to talk, having lunch, and going to the movies.Sharon's commitments to her friend are
A)too minor to make a difference.
B)dangerous because Sharon is playing psychologist.
C)possibly enough to prevent her friend from attempting suicide.
D)just temporarily delaying a suicide attempt.
Asking someone if he or she is thinking of committing suicide
A)is intrusive and can dangerously undermine the caring relationship you are trying to establish.
B)is likely to prompt a suicide attempt if the person is truly depressed.
C)is unlikely to yield a useful reply; it is better to look for silent indications in the person's body language.
D)conveys understanding and is completely acceptable.