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Get Moving and Get Well

Get Moving and Get Well

A wellness program for Veterans living with psychotic disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, or severe PTSD who have difficulty identifying and making use of opportunities for physical activity.

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LifeGuard

LifeGuard

This website gives returning Veterans and their family members an opportunity to experience five skills that help them respond to their thoughts, feelings, and memories that occur on a daily basis.

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Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling

Use this brochure to briefly assess for gambling problems and learn what steps can be taken to curtail the further development and continuation of gambling problems.

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Get Moving and Get Well

Get Moving and Get Well

A wellness program for Veterans living with psychotic disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, or severe PTSD who have difficulty identifying and making use of opportunities for physical activity.

Learn more »

LifeGuard

LifeGuard

This website gives returning Veterans and their family members an opportunity to experience five skills that help them respond to their thoughts, feelings, and memories that occur on a daily basis.

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The mission of the VISN 16 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.

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The Communique provides the latest information on center research, education and clinical care activities. Download our newsletters to learn about mental health continuing education and resources and read articles on important issues in mental health research and treatment.

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ACCESS: Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support, and Skills
ACCESS (Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support, and Skills) is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral intervention specifically designed to address the physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients. ACCESS was based on prior studies showing that chronically ill patients often have unique physical and emotional health needs that require a patient-centered approach to care. ACCESS attempts to balance the comprehensive needs of the patient while offering a time-limited and focused treatment. ACCESS involves a total of 6 active treatment sessions (weekly meetings of 30-45 minutes in duration) and up to 4 follow-up booster sessions. The length of the total treatment (active treatment and boosters) is 16 weeks. The basic premise and novelty of ACCESS rests in the presentation of intervention concepts and treatment goals. ACCESS clinicians work with patients to acquire skills and strategies designed to address both their physical and emotional needs. For example, physical disease self-management strategies, behavioral activation, and using thoughts to improve wellness (e.g., cognitive therapy) all hold the potential to impact physical and/or emotional health. Within the ACCESS intervention, these approaches have been modified to meet the unique needs of the chronically ill targeting both physical and emotional health outcomes.


ACCESS materials include a clinician manual and a patient workbook to facilitate treatment including the opportunity to offer care by telephone.


Authors: J. Cully, M. Stanley, M. Kauth, A. Naik, M. Kunik, K. Sorocco
Funding: VA HSR&D (Merit Review Award), SC MIRECC (Clinical Educator Grant)

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South Central Mentall Illness, Research and Education Center
Funded in 1998, the South Central MIRECC is a virtual center with multiple anchor sites throughout VISN 16. Researchers and educators are located at anchor sites (Houston, TX; Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City, OK; New Orleans, LA), but our programs are available to the entire VISN. Our mission is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans. Download the South Central MIRECC Brochure.

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South Central MIRECC
2200 Fort Roots Drive, Bldg. 58
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Phone: (501) 257-1971
Fax: (501) 257-1718