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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!"
Sleep Problems for People with Serious Mental Illness: How Can VA Help?
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
Ending Self-Stigma for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (ESS-P): Initial Outcomes
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
Coping with Weight Gain from Psychiatric Medication Side Effects
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.
VISN 5 MIRECC Investigator, Dr. Julie Kreyenbuhl, and colleagues recently had their study featured in the VA Insider! Check out the article that oulines their work!
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