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  Rocky Mountain MIRECC


The mission of the Rocky Mountain 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 Rocky Mountain 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 Rocky Mountain 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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The Training:
Co-occurring TBI and Mental Health Symptoms
is available online!

The Co-occurring TBI and Mental Health Symptoms held Wednesday, September 3, 2014 has been recorded and is now available online.

The TBI Toolkit is a web-based toolkit that provides resources for identifying, assessing, and treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) and co-occurring behavioral health conditions. This toolkit was designed for use with Veterans and can also be used when treating non-Veterans.

To see the presentations visit the TBI Toolkit and click the Resources tab »

News for You

Updated: 29 December 2014

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Hire Heroes USA

This national service has earned a Seal of Distinction, and assists with resume revisions, job search and applications, job interviewing techniques and developing a post-military strategic plan. A hiring board connects Vets, transitioning military and their spouses with Hire Heroes USA’s corporate partners, maximizing opportunities for successful employment.


Project Sanctuary - Where Military Families Reconnect

Project Sanctuary supports our military families by providing therapeutic retreats, enabling the families to reconnect and reintegrate into their communities through education, innovative services, supportive follow through…and FUN! Of the hundreds of families who have attended our retreats, 90% are still intact; we happily report ZERO SUICIDES, and all servicemen and women who want to have a job are working. Simply put, our program works.


R4 Alliance

R4 Alliance is a membership of programs of excellence providing therapeutic and community based Recreation services to Our Military Family. We are focused and committed to achieving the highest quality services through collaborative efforts in Research, education, standards of excellence, economic viability, and continuum of care across our service community. We believe these services are essential to the holistic Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Our Military Family.


Veterans Choice Program: Connecting you to timely and convenient access to health care in your community.

If you have been waiting for VA care, live a certain distance from a VA facility, or face other geographic challenges, you may be eligible for a new program entitled “Veterans Choice Program”. The program provides options to be seen and treated in local communities. Visit the site or call 866-606-8198 to get started and learn more about your options.


FEDS Hire Vets

“Feds hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.” Here you will find online assistance, as well as a calendar of local events across the country. The site and service is a result of an Executive Order, “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government,” and partnerships between the VA, DoD, Homeland security and other federal agencies.


My Next Move for Veterans

My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.


Veteran Fast Launch Initiative

Every year, over 180,000 dedicated men and women exit our nation's armed services after their loyal service to our nation. For over 45 years, SCORE has been a leader in providing mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through its network of 13,000 volunteer mentors and trainers. SCORE stands ready to answer the call of helping our veterans to transition into life as entrepreneurs. The SCORE Foundation, in partnership with major corporations, is pleased to offer the "Veteran Fast Launch" initiative. This program is a combined package of free software and services combined with SCORE's mentoring program in order to help accelerate the ability of veterans and their families to start and succeed as small business owners.


Farmer Veteran Coalition

The mission of the Farmer Veteran Coalition is to mobilize veterans to feed America. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems for all. We believe that food production offers purpose, opportunity, as well as physical and psychological benefits.


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

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