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Newsletter | South Central MIRECC

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Summer 2019, Volume 21, Issue 3 - In this Issue

Introducing the 2019 TRIPS Awardees
RtoP | Veteran-Centered Barriers to Use of VA Mental Health Services
New Grants for Research on Suicide Prevention Funded in New Orleans
Affiliates Share Research Results Across the Country
Houston Affiliates Receive Local and National Honors
Newest Clinical Education Products
Recent Publications
Pilot Study Grant Award Application Opportunity
Research Methods and Analysis Consultation Services Available

Newest Clinical Education Products are Resources for Gulf War Illness, Weight, PTSD and Mild TBI, and Psychosis

Our Clinical Educator Grant program helps VISN 16 and 17 mental health providers create and share resources that positively impact treatment for rural and other Veterans who face barriers to care. We give these products to Veterans, VA providers, and the public for free. Visit to view all of our products.

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Gulf War Illness: Explaining Unexplained Symptoms Brochure

This brochure describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment for Gulf War Illness (GWI). It describes three diagnostic categories used to classify symptoms and treatment options at VA. It also provides the link to join the GWI Registry.

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HERO (Healthy Emotions and Improving Health Behavior Outcomes) Manuals

HERO is a participant-centered integrated behavioral health treatment to improve psychological symptoms, health behaviors, and weight management among Veterans who are obese and have coexisting emotional distress. It includes a clinician manual and Veteran workbook, has six core and two elective sessions, is personalized and accessible, and includes scripts for teaching skills.

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Management of PTSD in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Card

This clinical decision-making tool helps VA clinicians with pharmacological management of PTSD in Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). It includes a table that describes the PTSD TRAUMA mnemonic and the symptoms of mTBI and treatment of PTSD. It also has a medication table that explains dosing and clinical considerations for comorbid PTSD/mTBI pharmacotherapy.

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Psychotherapy Options for Veterans with Psychosis Brochures

These brochures explain psychosocial interventions that can be helpful in the treatment of Veterans with psychosis. It includes brochures for Veterans and clinicians that describe psychosis, four psychosocial treatments, and what to expect during treatment.



Last updated: July 23, 2019