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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 and their families. Access our full collection of products.

A Veteran's Guide to Discussing STORES: Secure Storage to Reduce Suicide Risk
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Veterans can be important in preventing suicide and saving fellow Veterans’ lives. These materials are for Veterans who want to help prevent Veteran suicide by discussing a plan for secure storage. This guide describes secure storage and its benefits and equips Veterans with skills to have a conversation about secure storage with other Veterans to reduce their risk of suicide. Includes:
  • STORES Guide - Provides secure storage examples and dialogues.
  • STORES Brochure – Introduces the concept of secure storage and tips for talking to other Veterans about secure storage.
  • Family Flyer – Discusses secure storage in context of suicide prevention for the entire family.
  • Children’s Flyer – Discusses secure storage in context of keeping children safe in the home.
  • Published 2023 | Updated 2024
This product is a best practice.
Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain
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Helps primary care clinicians and trainees gain a basic understanding of pain and facilitate early assessment and interventions. Includes:
  • Brief synopsis of the various aspects of pain management
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions known to be effective for pain management
  • Overview of Stepped Care Model for Pain Management
  • Published 2017 | Revised 2023
This product is a best practice.
Pro Tips for Coaching webSTAIR: A Transdiagnostic Web-based Program for Veterans Exposed to Trauma
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webSTAIR is a Veteran-facing online version of Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), which was developed for individuals who have experienced trauma. webSTAIR combines self-paced online training modules and virtual coaching sessions to support real-life skill application to improve emotion regulation, relationship functioning, and quality of life for Veterans who have experienced a trauma. The goal of this training manual is to increase the reach of webSTAIR to Veterans with mild-to-moderate levels of trauma-related symptoms.
  • Provides an introduction to webSTAIR and describes who is a good fit for the program, available models, and considerations when introducing Veterans to webSTAIR.
  • Helps clinicians navigate the webSTAIR program clinician and Veteran dashboards, features, progress monitor, resources, toolbox, course list, user achievement badges, and module content.
  • webSTAIR is not an appropriate intervention for Veterans with severe mental health problems, or with primary clinical concerns that would be best treated by a specific type of intervention (such as Exposure Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder).
  • Published 2023
This product is an evidence-based practice.
Sexual Health for Women Veterans
Collage of women from different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. Talk bubbles surrounding the women say, Hi, sorry I can't talk right now. I have a Women's Wellness appointment at the VA. They have a lot of services for Veterans. We have medicine PrEP to prevent HIV. We also perform pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. We have vaccines to help you stay healthy! This is VA. How can we help you today? I'd love to learn more!
This brochure describes VA services that support women's sexual health and overall well-being.
  • Provides information about women's services available at VA, including birth control, immunizations, and health screenings and medications.
  • Encourages women Veterans to discuss VA sexual health services with their clinician.
  • Published 2023
Taking the First Step: Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Veterans may have questions when discussing PTSD treatment options with their clinicians. This educational brochure for Veterans provides information about PTSD-focused psychotherapy at VA to address common questions. Content includes:
  • Definition of PTSD
  • Reasons to consider PTSD psychotherapy
  • What to expect when starting treatment
  • Addressing common barriers to starting PTSD psychotherapy
  • Online resources
  • Published 2023
Veteran Wellness Toolkit
A toolbox
This toolkit is for Veterans who want to learn tools to improve their wellness.
  • Part of a Whole Health approach to Veterans’ well-being.
  • Self-paced.
  • Self-directed (does not require a mental health professional to use).
  • Sections include goal setting, understanding health, wellness tools, and additional resources.
  • Includes practical wellness tools, such as self-compassion, gratitude, thinking positively, and eating for vitality.
  • Published 2019 | Updated 2024
This product is a best practice.
Walking to Wellness: Exercise for Physical and Emotional Health
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This walking program is for Veterans who want to use exercise to help manage their emotional symptoms and improve their physical health. Program materials were completely revised and updated in 2023.
  • For Veterans experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety or depression symptoms.
  • Workbook can be used alone as a self-help guide.
  • Includes exercise tip sheets, activity planning worksheets, and personal logs to record experiences.
  • Features new supplemental guides for mindful walking and walking with a caregiver:
    • Integrating Mindfulness Into Walking Activities defines mindfulness and how to use mindfulness techniques when walking.
    • Caregiver Walking Together has information and suggestions to help caregivers walk with someone who has dementia or other cognitive impairment.
  • Facilitator manual provides current scientific background on exercise and mental health and gives suggestions for using the materials with individuals and groups.
  • Published 2015 | Updated 2023
This product is a best practice.


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Use of these Materials and Finding VA Health Care

Please note that the health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Facilities Locator & Directory.

Last updated: June 13, 2024