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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Education Core
Rocky Mountain MIRECC endeavors to disseminate useful information about suicide prevention in ways that are accessible to Veterans and the community at large, and evaluate strategies to translate research-informed practices into everyday care.
Treatment Works for Vets
Visit the Treatment Works for Vets website to learn more about proven mental health treatments for Veterans, explore treatment goals, and learn how to find treatment. Choose a path to get started.
Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV)
If you lose someone to suicide, it can be a tremendously painful experience. The Rocky Mountain MIRECC (in partnership with the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention), has developed a website for suicide postvention that provides information, suggestions, and best practices to help you or another individual process suicide loss. Visit the USPV website to learn more.
How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family
If there has been a recent suicide attempt in your family, this may be one of the toughest experiences you and your children may ever face. It is important to take care of yourself, so that you are better able to care for your child. Learn more by visiting our T2K website.
Check out these free webinar series:
- The Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) Lecture Series is for providers working with Veterans at risk for suicide. The lectures cover a broad range of suicide prevention topics including best practices in suicide risk assessment, risk stratification, cultural considerations for suicide prevention, and postvention practices.
- The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Patients at risk for Suicide (CPG) for Suicide Prevention Webinar Series provides guidance on implementing the updated VA/DOD CPG for the Assessment and Management of Patients at risk for Suicide.
- The Suicide Prevention Cyberseminar Series (SoSP) disseminates research based evidence and best practices in the area of suicide prevention in order to: a) inform clinical practice decisions to improve outcomes for Veterans at risk for suicidal self-directed violence and b) foster collaborations between researchers to advance evidence based knowledge to reduce Veteran suicide.
Fellowships and Training
For information about fellowships at both the Salt Lake City and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Centers, visit our Fellowships Page.
Diversity Summer Research Program
Diversity is vital to the fields of science and research. This program offers paid summer job opportunities for college students from diverse backgrounds. As a Research Trainee you will work alongside Researchers, Clinicians, and Mentors at a Veterans Affairs Research Center in Colorado. The experience you get from working on research studies and attending trainings will help prepare you for a successful career in science. The application for 2023 is closed. For more info, visit our website.
A primary goal of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC Education Core is take the research that is done here and make it accessible to everyone. We do this with our podcasts, presentations, this website, and now through visual abstracts. In almost all cases the research that we do ends up in published form in a peer reviewed scientific journal. The goal of a visual abstract is to present the information in a compelling visual way that lets the user decide whether they want to pursue 'the rest of the story.'
Tutorial - Beyond Journals: Creating Visual Abstracts for Wider Research Dissemination
Our Education Media Specialist, Audrey Cobb, created this online tutorial to help others create visual abstracts. The tutorial provides useful introduction that serves as the basis for the "what" and "why" of a visual abstract. The tutorial also covers planning, design principles, and creating (in which there is a nice video showing how to use Adobe's free tool Spark for creating visuals). The tutorial can be found at: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/education/visual_abstracts/creating/.
Hosted by a team of experts, Short Takes on Suicide Prevention breaks down the science behind preventing suicide, developing treatments that work, and saving lives. Produced by the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention, this podcast is featured in the VA Podcast Network. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products, or services they may provide. You can listen and subscribe to our podcast from your favorite podcasting app using the smartlink here. You can also find all our episodes at our host site.
Last Updated 29 August 2023
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