VISN 5 MIRECC Link
Research into Practice
The VISN 5 MIRECC has a long-standing commitment to support and enhance the community functioning of Veterans with serious mental illness. In an effort to support our mission, we have begun disseminating the VISN 5 MIRECC Link. The purpose of this publication is to act as a guiding link between VISN 5 MIRECC research outcomes and practice and treatment applications. The publication includes an overview of a research article and then links those findings to considerations for Veterans and their families and considerations for clinicians. Whether you are a Veteran, a Veteran family member or support person, or a clinician serving Veterans, we hope you find the VISN 5 MIRECC Link a useful resource for "Putting Recovery into Practice!"
Impact of mental health on seeking pain care among veterans with serious mental illness
Tonge N, Travaglini LE, Brown CL, Muralidharan A, Goldberg R. Impact of mental health on seeking pain care among veterans with serious mental illness. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2022; 75:92-93. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.07.008.
Supporting Recovery for Veterans with Schizophrenia: Strategies for Increasing Social and Community Engagement
Bennett, M. E., Kuykendall, L., Harvey, K., & Lucksted, A. (2023). Increasing community engagement: Skills used by adults with schizophrenia participating in a psychosocial intervention. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 46(1), 83-93. https://doi.org/10.1037/prj0000549.
Bennett, M.E., Brown, C.H., Fang, L.J., Blanchard, J.J. (2023). Increasing social and community participation in veterans living with schizophrenia: A treatment outcome study. Schizophrenia Research 252, 262-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2023.01.005.
Muralidharan, A., Brown, C. H., Peer, J. E., Klingaman, E. A., Hack, S. M., Li, L., Walsh, M. B. & Goldberg, R. W. (2019). Living well: An intervention to improve medical illness self-management among individuals with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 70(1), 19-25. doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201800162
Klingaman, E.A., Lucksted, A., Crosby, E. S., Hack, S. M., Peeples, A. D., Blank, Y., & Schwartz, E. (2022). How do US military veterans with serious mental illness manage insomnia? A phenomenological analysis. Journal of Sleep Research. doi.org/10.1111/jsr.13570
Klingaman, E. A., Lucksted, A., Crosby, E. S., Blank, Y., & Schwartz, E. (2019). A phenomenological inquiry into the experience of sleep: Perspectives of U.S. military veterans with insomnia and serious mental illness. Journal of Sleep Research 28(4), e12833. doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.001322012
Research Publication: Drapalski, A.L., Aakre, J., Brown, C.H., Romero, E., Lucksted, A. (2020). The Ending Self Stigma for posttraumatic stress disorder program: Results of a pilot randomized trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress. Advanced online publication. doi.org/10.1002/jts.22593
Research Publication: Kreyenbuhl, J., Lucksted, A., Despeaux, K. & Sykes, V.M. (2019). Understanding Women Veterans’ Experiences with and Management of Weight Gain from Medications for Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 42, pp. 238-245.
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