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The Great Outdoors: Engaging with Nature for Mental Health

These materials integrate the science of the benefits of engaging with nature, with the well-established approaches of behavioral activation, mindfulness, and other positive psychology exercises.

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Caregiver Voice Hearing Experience: A Mental Health Symptom Training

This recovery-oriented training helps caregivers understand the myths and facts, symptoms, and experience of psychosis.

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Delirium: Information for Families and Caregivers

This brochure is intended to help families and caregivers of Veterans understand and manage delirium.

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The mission of the South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.

The South Central MIRECC strives to promote and celebrate a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among our staff, across our sites, and in the work we do to improve mental health care for rural and other underserved Veterans.

For more information, email us at VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov

Announcements

Clinical Educator Grant Program is Open for Applications from VISNs 16 and 17
6/1/2022 - Mental health clinicians, researchers, evaluators, and educators in VISN 16 and VISN 17 or those collaborating with VISN 16 or VISN 17 mental health professionals are eligible to apply. Projects must support the SC MIRECC mission and projects tailored to rural populations should be applicable to CBOC or rural community settings. All products should include consideration about diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are also offering a special topic Clinical Educator Grant on Integrating cultural sensitivity into mental health care: Considerations for mental healthcare practices, treatment-seeking behaviors, and navigating the therapeutic relationship. Email your complete application to VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov by 4:00 pm CT on July 1, 2022.
 
 
Spring Newsletter
6/1/2022 - Read our winter newsletter for updates on our faculty, research, resources, accomplishments, and more!
 
 
New Materials To Help Veterans Engage in Positive and Healthy Nature-based Activities
6/1/2022 - These materials integrate the science of the benefits of engaging with nature, with the well-established approaches of behavioral activation, mindfulness, and other positive psychology exercises. The clinician manual supports the delivery of a very brief (1-2 session) or brief (3-5) session intervention in a variety of settings. The Veteran guide can be used as part of a clinician-delivered intervention, or as a self-help intervention.
 
 
Upddated Resource for Delirium
3/16/2022 - To commemorate World Delirium Awareness Day, we have updated our Delirium: Information for Families and Caregivers brochure. This brochure is intended to help families and caregivers of Veterans understand and manage delirium.
 
 

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