MIRECC of the VA Rocky Mountain Network (VISN 19 MIRECC)
VISN 19 MIRECC
The mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC is to reduce suicidal ideation and behaviors among Veterans by focusing on promising clinical interventions. This work is advanced through research aimed at identifying the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of self-directed violence.
This seven-minute program provides information regarding the impact of using drugs and alcohol after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The video guides the viewer through a discussion about how the brain works before and after a brain injury, and then demonstrates how drugs and alcohol can affect persons with a history of TBI using brain animations and short vignettes. This tool was designed to help providers engage clients in a dialogue about substance use post-injury and was made possible by funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
Title: Director Statistical Core
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver; Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health
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The VA has founded the Veteran's Crisis Line to ensure Veterans in crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Veterans can call the Crisis Line number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Crisis Line; you can also visit their website for more information.
Contact the National MIRECC Education Group at email@example.com with questions about the MIRECC program or educational products.