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New and Featured Products | South Central MIRECC

Check out our newest products made by VA mental health care providers and researchers. These products address topics that impact the mental health needs of Veterans, especially Veterans who live in rural areas.
Topics include PTSD, anxiety, stress, military sexual trauma, pain, wellness, and more. Access our full collection of products.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies
Therapist shaking hands with a military service member with the words cognitive behavioral therapy strategies
This is a practical guide for clinicians who want to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) with Veterans.
  • Can be used as an additional resource to "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Veterans and Military Servicemembers: Therapy Manual" (Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Karlin, B. E., 2011)
  • Has sections for initial, middle, and later phases of CBT
  • Includes handouts for Veterans that can reinforce and validate ideas presented in session or serve as transitional objects as preparation for discharge and relapse prevention planning
  • Published 2019
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Gulf War Illness: Explaining Unexplained Symptoms
Image of service members alongside the words gulf war illness, explaining unexplained symptoms
This brochure describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment for Gulf War Illness.
  • Describes 3 diagnostic categories used to classify symptoms: fatigue, pain, and mood/cognitive difficulties
  • Describes treatment options for Gulf War Illness at VA
  • Provides registration information for the Gulf War Illness Registry
  • Published 2019
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HERO: Healthy Emotions and ImpRoving Health Behavior Outcomes
HERO manual
The HERO program is a participant-centered integrated behavioral health treatment to improve psychological symptoms, health behaviors, and weight management among obese Veterans with coexisting emotional distress.
  • Includes clinician manual and Veteran workbook
  • Has six core and two elective sessions
  • Personalized and accessible
  • Includes scripts for clinicians to assist with teaching skills in the workbook
  • Published 2018
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Medication Management of PTSD in Veterans with mTBI Pocket Card
Typographic with the words Medication Management of PTSD in Veterans with mTBI
This pocket card is a clinical decision making tool that helps VA clinicians with pharmacological management of PTSD in Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Includes:
  • Detailed table describing the PTSD Traumatic event exposure, Re-experiencing, Arousal, Unable to function, Month, Avoidance, and negative thoughts or feelings (TRAUMA) mnemonic
  • Description of the symptoms of mTBI and treatment of PTSD
  • Medication table that explains dosing and clinical considerations for comorbid PTSD/mTBI pharmacotherapy
  • Published 2019
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Psychotherapy Options for Veterans with Psychosis Brochures
OCD Pulse Page
These brochures explain psychosocial interventions that can be helpful in the treatment of Veterans with psychosis.
  • Includes Veteran brochure that describes psychosis and what to expect during four treatment interventions
  • Includes clinician brochure that describes four psychosocial interventions for treating psychosis
  • Published 2019
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Sexual Health After Military Sexual Trauma
Sexual Health After MST Brochures
These brochures for women and men raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual dysfunction after military sexual trauma (MST) and provide information on assessment and treatment of the disorder.
  • Includes brochures for providers and Veterans
  • Defines MST, sexual health, and sexual dysfunction
  • Veteran brochure describes sexual problems, the effects of MST on sexual health, resources, and how to get help at the VA
  • Provider brochure details DSM-5 and ICD-10 classifications for sexual dysfunction, provides tips on asking Veterans about sexual health, and lists resources for treatment, including the VA MST consultation program
  • Published 2018/2019
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Stress Less: Relaxation Enhancement Group Manuals
Relaxation enhancement manuals
This brief relaxation intervention is meant to provide short-term symptom relief for anxiety and stress.
  • Recommended as an adjunct to established first-line treatment approaches
  • Includes manuals for therapists and Veterans
  • Therapist manual covers a comprehensive Relaxation Enhancement protocol that includes relaxation practices, resources, strategies, and a log
  • Veteran manual can serve as a self-help resource to identify reasons to stress less
  • Updated 2019
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The Safest Bet: A Guide to Understanding Problem Gambling for Veterans and Clinicians
The Safest Bet Guide
This guide aims to help Veterans, VA clinicians, and others learn more about issues related to gambling and to locate additional resources for problem gambling.
  • Can be used in sessions with a clinician, in a group with other Veterans, or as a self-help resource
  • Veterans using this guide for self-help are encouraged to seek out a VHA provider or other helping professional to answer additional questions or address any concerns
  • Has four modules that focus on readiness to change, thinking errors and tools, recovery, and Gamblers Anonymous
  • Includes resource list for finding help for problem gambling
  • Updated 2019
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Veteran Wellness Guide
Veteran Wellness Guide
This guide is for Veterans who want to improve their well-being.
  • It is self-paced
  • Does not require a mental health professional to use
  • Includes practical approaches for sleeping well, eating healthy, stress reduction, and getting the most out of your life
  • Recommended by Veterans
  • Published 2019
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Veterans Tai Chi for Pain and Stress
Veterans Tai Chi for Pain and Stress
This video is a basic introduction to Tai Chi for Veterans and created by Veterans.
  • Can be used for mental, emotional and physical health
  • Helpful for people with limited ability to exercise
  • Can be done alone or in a group
  • Published 2018
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Last updated: November 26, 2019

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