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The mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC (Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center) is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors in the Veteran population. Towards this end, the work of the VISN 19 MIRECC is focused on promising clinical interventions, as well as the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors that may lead to innovative prevention strategies.

The vision of the VISN 19 MIRECC is: Veterans, their families, and the VHA will have increased information and options to make health decisions aimed at decreasing suicide risk.

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Online Training for the Self-Directed Violence Classification System on YouTube

VISN 19 MIRECC has created a brief online training for the Self-Directed Violence Classification System. The video is narrated by Lisa Brenner, PhD, Director of VISN 19 MIRECC.

The field of Suicidology has long struggled with the lack of a universally agreed upon definition for suicide and associated terms. Synonymous with the word suicide is the term self-directed violence. A shared understanding of self-directed violence (SDV) in its various forms is critical. The VA is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Self-Directed Violence Classification System (SDVCS).

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Updated: 22 July 2014

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Work Vessels for Veterans

Work Vessels for Veterans offers a hand up to returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan by providing the "vessel" needed to start a business or complete career education.

The Journey Home

The Journey Home is the Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Web Site. This site provides an informative and sensitive exploration of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including information for patients, family members, and caregivers.

College Navigator

This website from the U.S. Department of Education can help Veterans find the right college. Search by type of degree or institution, location, programs, etc. Build a personalized list. Also info on financial aid, careers and more.

The Colorado Health Career Guide

Is a health career right for you? The Colorado Health Career Guide was first developed as a catalog in 1998 by the Colorado Area Health Education Center to help students find a health career. Now in it's fourth edition the on line career guide pays special attention to information about on-line programs.

Veterans Business Outreach Centers

The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training; counseling and mentoring; and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business. SBA has 16 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).

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VISN 19 MIRECC - Denver
1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
303-399-8020 Ext. 5275

VISN 19 MIRECC - Salt Lake City
500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
801-582-1565 Ext. 2821