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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 research, educational activities, and clinical demonstration projects of the VISN 5 MIRECC are specifically focused on schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses, and on supporting recovery.


VISN 5 MIRECC Quick Links

About Us • Clinical • Education • Research

Educational Products
    •  Educational Videos
    •  Slide Presentations Archive
    •  Investigator Presentations list

Fellowship Information

Mental Health Links

Mental Health Recovery

MIRECC Matters Newsletter

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

Small Grants Program for Recovery

Veterans Giving Back
    •  Veterans Advisory Panel
    •  Peer Support Specialist - Local Continuing Education (coming soon)

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

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