Our self-evaluation quiz is available online for easy use.

The questionnaire is comprised of 30 True-False questions. This pre-post quiz was developed to help teacher’s gain a better understanding of their mental health knowledge before and after taking the self-study teachers training powerpoints and reviewing the teachers training guide.  Take this quiz before reviewing any of the materials, and then return to it after you’ve taken some time to review materials.

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1) A phobia is an intense fear about something that might be harmful (such as height, snakes).
2) Useful interventions for adolescent mental disorders include BOTH psychological and pharmacologic treatment.
3) Metal distress can occur in someone who has a mental disorder.
4) Stigma against the mentally ill is uncommon in Canada
5) Substance abuse is commonly found together with a mental disorder.
6) The most common mental disorders in teenage girls are eating disorders.
7) The stresses of being a teenager are a major factor leading to adolescent suicide.
8) Three of the strongest risk factors for teen suicide are: romantic breakup, conflict with parents and school failure.
9) Schizophrenia is a split personality.
10) A depressed mood that lasts for a month or longer in a teenager is very common and should not be confused with clinical depression that may require professional help.
11) Teen suicide rates have decreased over the last decade in North America.
12) Diet, exercise and establishing a regular sleep cycle are all effective treatments for many mental disorders in teenagers.
13) Anorexia Nervosa is very common in teenage girls.
14) Bipolar disorder is another from of Manic Depressive Illness.
15) Many clinical depressions that develop in teenagers come 'out of the blue'.
16) Obsessions are thoughts that are unwanted and known not to be correct.
17) Serotonin is a liver chemical that helps control appetite.
18) Mental disorders may affect between 15-20 percent of Canadians.
19) Most people with panic disorder do not get well with treatment.
20) Depression affects about 2 percent of people in North America.
21) A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating people who have a mental illness.
22) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is equally common in boys and girls.
23) A hallucination is defined as a sound that comes from nowhere.
24) Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder.
25) Medications called 'anti-psychotics' are helpful to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
26) A delusion is defined as seeing something that is not real.
27) Lack of pleasure, hopelessness and fatigue can all be symptoms of clinical depression.
28) Nobody with schizophrenia ever recovers.
29) People with mania may experience strange feelings of grandiosity.
30) Mental disorders are psychological problems caused by poor nutrition.