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VISN 5 MIRECC – Putting Recovery into Practice

Welcome to the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Website. The VISN 5 MIRECC is part of a nationwide program funded by Congress to improve health care and mental health care for all Veterans with mental illness. The mission of the VISN 5 MIRECC is to support and enhance the recovery and community functioning of Veterans with serious mental illness. Our integrated programs of research, education, and clinical training and consultation focus on the development, evaluation, and implementation of recovery-oriented evidence-based treatments and services for these Veterans.


VISN 5 MIRECC Quick Links

About Us • Clinical • Education • Research

Educational Products
    •  Educational Videos
    •  Investigator Presentations list
    •  Podcasts - coming soon
    •  Slide Presentations Archive

Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment

Mental Health Links
    •  VISN 5 MIRECC Recovery Sharepoint (intranet only)

Mental Health Recovery

MIRECC Matters Newsletter

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training Program
    •  Social Skills Training Resources
    •  VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services

Small Grants Program for Recovery

Veterans Giving Back
    •  Peer Support - Educational Webinar Series
    •  Veterans Advisory Panel

Veterans' Resources

Bipolar Disorder Information

Coaching into Care 1-888-823-7458

eBenefits My Gateway to Benefit Information

Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D)

Help for Homeless Veterans 877-4AID-VET (877) 424-3838

Moving Forward - Overcoming Life's Challenges

PTSD Information

Returning Service Members

Schizophrenia Information

VA Mental Health home