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Check out our newest products made by VA mental health care providers and researchers. These products address topics that impact the mental health needs of Veterans and their families. Access our full collection of products.

A Veteran's Guide to Discussing STORES: Secure Storage to Reduce Suicide Risk
Collaborative Safety Planning Manual
Suicide is preventable. Fellow Veterans, family members and friends are important in preventing suicide and saving Veterans’ lives. By asking about suicide, fellow Veterans let Veterans know that they can talk about their thoughts of suicide. These materials are for Veterans who want to help prevent Veteran suicide. Includes:
  • STORES Full Guide - The complete guide with all examples and dialogues incorporated into the guide.
  • STORES Brief Guide – A streamlined version of the STORES full guide. Additional material is available in the appendix if Veterans want more information.
  • STORES Brochure – Introduces the concept of secure storage and tips for talking to other Veterans about secure storage.
  • Family Flyer – Discusses secure storage in context of suicide prevention for the entire family.
  • Children’s Flyer – Discusses secure storage in context of keeping children safe in the home.
  • Published 2023
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Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain
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Helps primary care clinicians and trainees gain a basic understanding of pain and facilitate early assessment and interventions. Includes:
  • Brief synopsis of the various aspects of pain management
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions known to be effective for pain management
  • Overview of Stepped Care Model for Pain Management
  • Published 2017 | Revised 2023
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Taking the First Step: Psychotheraphy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Veterans may have questions when discussing PTSD treatment options with their clinicians. This educational brochure for Veterans provides information about PTSD-focused psychotherapy at VA to address common questions. Content includes:
  • Definition of PTSD
  • Reasons to consider PTSD psychotherapy
  • What to expect when starting treatment
  • Addressing common barriers to starting PTSD psychotherapy
  • Online resources
  • Published 2023
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Pro Tips for Coaching webSTAIR: A Transdiagnostic Web-based Program for Veterans Exposed to Trauma
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webSTAIR is a Veteran-facing online version of Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), which was developed for individuals who have experienced trauma. webSTAIR combines self-paced online training modules and virtual coaching sessions to support real-life skill application to improve emotion regulation, relationship functioning, and quality of life for Veterans who have experienced a trauma.The goal of this training manual is to increase the reach of webSTAIR to Veterans with mild-to-moderate levels of trauma-related symptoms.
  • Provides an introduction to webSTAIR and describes who is a good fit for the program, available models, and considerations when introducing Veterans to webSTAIR.
  • Helps clincians navigate the webSTAIR program clinician and Veteran dashboards, features, progress monitor, resources, toolbox, course list, user achievement badges, and module content.
  • webSTAIR is not an appropriate intervention for Veterans with severe mental health problems, or with primary clinical concerns that would be best treated by a specific type of intervention (such as Exposure Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder).
  • Published 2023
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Sexual Health for Women Veterans
Collage of women from different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. Talk bubbles surrounding the women say, Hi, sorry I can't talk right now. I have a Women's Wellness appointment at the VA. They have a lot of services for Veterans. We have medicine PrEP to prevent HIV. We also perform pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. We have vaccines to help you stay healthy! This is VA. How can we help you today? I'd love to learn more!
This brochure describes VA services that support women's sexual health and overall well-being.
  • Provides information about women's services available at VA, including birth control, immunizations, and health screenings and medications.
  • Encourages women Veterans to discuss VA sexual health services with their clinician.
  • Published 2023
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Two Sides of the Same Coin: Cultural Humility and Addressing Microaggressions and Discriminatory Requests
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This guide provides core information and is intended to be a quick reference of important concepts regarding cultural humility practices and responding to microaggressions and discriminatory requests from individuals.
  • Describes culture and its impact on healthcare, equity and cross-cultural engagement.
  • Encourages clinicians to practice cultural humility with patients through tools that include the CRASH model, Kleinmann's 8 questions, and a brief demonstration video.
  • Discusses discriminatory histories in healthcare and clinician- and patient-level barriers that influence care.
  • Defines microaggressions and provides strategies to respond to discriminatory requests by patients.
  • Published 2023
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Walking to Wellness: Exercise for Physical and Emotional Health
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This walking program is for Veterans who want to use exercise to help manage their emotional symptoms and improve their physical health. Program materials were completely revised and updated in 2023.
  • For Veterans experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety or depression symptoms.
  • Workbook can be used alone as a self-help guide.
  • Includes exercise tip sheets, activity planning worksheets, and personal logs to record experiences.
  • Features new supplemental guides for mindful walking and walking with a caregiver:
    • Integrating Mindfulness Into Walking Activities defines mindfulness and how to use mindfulness techniques when walking.
    • Caregiver Walking Together has information and suggestions to help caregivers walk with someone who has dementia or other cognitive impairment.
  • Facilitator manual provides current scientific background on exercise and mental health and gives suggestions for using the materials with individuals and groups.
  • Published 2015 | Updated 2023
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Please note that the health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Facilities Locator & Directory.

Last updated: February 13, 2024