Exercises Lesson

INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or by writing the answer in the space provided.

After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and check your answers.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 1 THROUGH 9. Match the terms in Column A with its correct definition in Column B. Place the letter of the definition in the blank space to the left of Column A.



_1. Depression

2. Stress

3. Suicide

4. Intervention

5. Crisis

_6. Suicide attempt

7. Stressors

_8. Behavior signs _ 9. Verbal signs a. At such time when customary problem-solving or decision-making methods are no longer adequate.

b. The act of self-damage inflicted with self-destructive intention.

c. Actions or behaviors that a person takes which may indicate the way he is thinking.

d. Refers to feelings (moods) of sadness, despair, and discouragement.

e. Acts, spoken words, or interpersonal communication that may reveal a person's thoughts.

f. Any action or situation that places physical or psychological demands upon a person.

g. Treatment by health care personnel when there is indication of an individual's inability to cope with his own resources and requires assistance.

h. Specific situations that may trigger stress in a person.

i. Intentionally killing oneself.

10. What is the single, most outstanding characteristic of a person who attempts suicide?

List the two types of depression.

12 .__refers to human emotions and the context of change in the life pattern of an individual.

13. What are the two types of events of crisis development?

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 14 THROUGH 19. Match the suicidal tendencies in Column A with the statement in Column B. Place your answer in the blank spaces to the left of Column A.


14. Hardcore suicide

15. Suicidal threat

.16. Attempted suicide

.17. Suicide gesture

.18. Completed suicide

19. Suicide ideation


a. Mr. Jones shoots himself in the head and dies immediately.

b. Mrs. Keys tells her husband that she is going to jump off the top of their three-story house.

c. A person thinks of committing suicide.

d. PVT Jinson puts a knife through his throat and is immediately discovered by his DS (Drill Sergeant).

e. After an argument with his wife, SGT Meads goes in the kitchen and drinks a gallon of vinegar.

f. For no apparent reason, SFC Lawson steps out in front of an eighteen-wheel truck that is traveling at a very fast speed.

20. List the three "H" words associated with suicidal thoughts and actions.

21. List the danger signals of suicidal tendencies.

22. Which of the following situations is NOT an example of method of suicide?

a. Throat-slashing.

b. Wrist-cutting.

c. Overdose of medication.

d. Sleeping for two days.

e. Jumping from high places.

f. Self-inflicted gunshot.

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