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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

studies advancing Veteran Suicide prevention and postvention.

Products, podcasts and media on everything you need to know about Veterans and Suicide.

Professional Consultations and the best therapeutic tools for treating Suicidal Veterans.

Suicide is complex but it is also preventable. Beyond treating Veterans in crisis there are so many ways to tackle this. When you look at the topics we investigate, from gut bacteria to community gatherings, you see the possibilities.

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Free suicide prevention educational materials for Veterans care-givers and providers

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A voice at the tablePodcast: Making Room for Voices All Around with Annmarie Matulis and Tracey Pacheco Medeiros
19 September 2018 - I went to Annmarie and Tracey's website, A Voice at the Table, and the banner shows a winter scene, bare trees in the snow. Then I started editing the recording that Adam did of these two wonders during the 2018 Bridging the Divide conference her in Denver. Listening to these two felt like coming in from the cold and sitting at the table in their kitchen. Laughing and talking big subjects and enveloped in warmth and fine company. Listen to this podcast and immerse yourselves in the power of the human spirit.

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A Rasch analysisA Rasch analysis of the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory in a national cohort of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veterans with mild traumatic brain injury
14 September 2018 - RMIRECC authors Nazanin Bahraini, Trisha Hostetter, Jeri Forster, Alexandra Schneider, and Lisa Brenner published this article recently exploring whether the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI) total score could be used as a global measure of postconcussive symptoms. Find out
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMSToward a Gold Standard for Suicide Risk Assessment for Military Personnel
14 September 2018 - Drs. Pete Gutierrez and Thomas Joiner research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Medical Research Development Program (DMRDP) is highlighted on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) website. They sought to identify a gold standard diagnostic tool that could reliably and accurately predict suicide risk in Service members; they compared the performance of four prominent suicide assessments, namely the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), Self-Harm Behavior Questionnaire (SHBQ), Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R), and Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS). Learn more.
Intimate Partner Violence & Suicide PreventionPodcast: The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence & Suicide Prevention with Drs. LeAnn Bruce, Keita Franklin and Lindsey Monteith
12 September 2018 - This podcast is an excellent example of the collaborative relationship between the VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program and the VA Suicide Prevention Program in their mutual efforts to prevent both intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicide for those who have served. Dr. Bruce is the National Program Manager for the VHA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program, which serves Veterans, their partners, and VA staff impacted by intimate partner violence. Dr. Franklin is the Executive Director, Suicide Prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. And Dr. Monteith is a research/clinical psychologist with Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention.

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The Manidookewigashkibjigan Sacred BundlePodcast: The Manidookewigashkibjigan Sacred Bundle: R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Respect, Engaging, Supporting, Protecting, Empowering, Connecting, and Teaching) Project
5 September 2018 - Thank you for MIRECC’s, for your interest in the Sacred Bundle Project. We are a Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Tribal grantee, with the full name of our project being “Manidookewigashkibjigan Sacred Bundle: R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Respect, Engaging, Supporting, Protecting, Empowering, Connecting, and Teaching) Project. We are primarily focused on youth suicide prevention concerning Native American/Alaskan Native individuals ages 10-24 years old. We work with 12 federally recognized tribes in Michigan and spread the message that everyone is a #HealingHelper. So similar to the VA message #BeThere.

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Ryan HollidayPodcast: Military Sexual Trauma - Trauma Informed Care with Ryan Holliday
22 August 2018 - Adam Hoffberg interviewed Psychology Fellow Dr. Ryan Holliday about the research he is doing related to Military Sexual Trauma. This is a podcast that you could describe to your kids with something like, "Kids, I heard Doc Holliday's original podcast before he became really big." You talk with Ryan and you just know he knows a lot (about evidence-based treatment, MST and PTSD) and isn't afraid to break it down for you.

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American Association of SuicidologistPodcast: The 2018 AAS Conference - Part 4
25 July 2018 - Here we are at the end of our series. And we end it with some blockbusters:

An Ecological Approach to Suicide Prevention with Dr. Emma Elliott-Groves

What if We...? Taking a New Look at Risk with Drs. Jessica Ribeiro and Joseph Franklin

The Role of Daily Interpersonal Interactions in Suicide Risk with Dr. Katie Lewis
Drs. Gutierrez and JoinerNEW: SERVE Toolkit for Veteran Engagement
23 July 2018 - RMIRECCs Leah Wendleton is part of the nationwide team that recently released the Strengthening Excellence in Research through Veteran Engagement (SERVE) Toolkit. The toolkit was created to "support VA Research Centers and investigators in efforts to include Veterans and other stakeholders in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research studies. The Toolkit is comprised of five sections, four of which correspond to a stage of development for Veteran Engagement initiatives and a fifth that focuses specifically on evaluation. The sixth section is web-based and contains a number of useful resources that have either been developed by VA colleagues or that our team identified as being useful for engaged research efforts." Learn more

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