VISN 19 MIRECC endeavors to disseminate useful information about suicide prevention in ways that are accessible to Veterans and the community at large, and evaluate strategies to translate research-informed practices into everyday care.
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).
The VISN 19 MIRECC has worked to create a common language, or a nomenclature, related to self-directed violence [Learn more]