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VISN 5 MIRECC – Putting Recovery Into Practice

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The mission of the VISN 5 MIRECC is to support and enhance the recovery and community functioning of Veterans with serious mental illness. Our integrated programs of research, education, and clinical training and consultation focus on the development, evaluation, and implementation of recovery-oriented evidence-based treatments and services for these Veterans.

VISN 5 MIRECC News Spotlight

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MIRECC News Spotlight: April 2021
Using the Guiding Principles of Recovery to Cope During Physical Distancing

Using the Guiding Principles of Recovery to Cope During Physical Distancing

In 2020, Dr. Anjana Muralidharan, VISN 5 MIRECC Investigator, and colleague Anthony DiNicholas, CPS gave the VISN 2 Mental Health Summit Key Note Address: Using the Guiding Principles of Recovery to Cope During Physical Distancing. A recording of the presentation is now available on demand! Check it out here!

MIRECC News Spotlight: November 2020
VISN 5 MIRECC Research Featured in VA Insider!

VISN 5 MIRECC Investigator, Dr. Julie Kreyenbuhl and colleagues, recently had their work on metabolic side effects of psychiatric medications with women Veterans featured in the VA Insider! Check out the article and the VISN 5 MIRECC Link issue that outlines the work!

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Connecting Veterans to Community Care:
VA/Clubhouse Points of Contact

 VA/Clubhouse Points of Contact

Recovery happens in the community! The VISN 5 MIRECC is supporting innovative efforts to connect Veterans to community care. We have recently partnered with Jason Riddle, social worker in VISN 10, to promote VA facility partnerships with local Clubhouses through establishing VA/Clubhouse Points of Contact.

VA Connection Plans

Connection Plans

The VA Connection Plans intervention is an adaptation of the highly effective Suicide Safety Plans intervention and was created to assist older adults experiencing social isolation during COVID-19. It is designed to help older adults create a “Connection Plan” to cope with distress related to social isolation.

VISN 5 MIRECC Link: Ending Self-Stigma for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (ESS-P): Initial Outcomes

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The Link is a guiding link between VISN 5 MIRECC research outcomes and practice and treatment applications. It includes an overview of a research article and then links those findings to considerations for Veterans, Veteran Families and clinicians. Our newest Link is Ending Self-Stigma for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (ESS-P): Initial Outcomes. To visit the Link webpage click here.

Using the Guiding Principles of Recovery to Cope During Physical Distancing

SAMHSA Recovery Wheel: Hope, Person-Drive, Many Pathways, Holistic, Peer Support, Relational, Culture, Addresses Trauma, Strengths/Responsibilties, Respect.

This resource was developed to support Veterans, Veteran Families and Clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to a national emergency and maintaining physical distancing can be challenging to mental health. This resource uses SAMHSA’s ten guiding principles of recovery to provide direction for how to cope, even in these challenging times.  For more Resource E-Blasts on Recovery in SMI, click here.

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