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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.

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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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REACHVETPodcast: Predictive Analytics to Reach Veterans at Risk
15 October 2018 - This bonus podcast release is coinciding with a HSR&D Cyberseminar "REACH VET: Applying Predictive Analytics to Clinical Practice." The HSR&D website will have a recording of the seminar. Adam speaks with Aaron Eagan, RN MPH, about the use of predictive analytics to identify Veterans at highest-risk of suicide and intervenes clinically to review and enhance care.

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A voice at the tablePub: Orbitofrontal connectivity is associated with depression and anxiety in marijuana-using adolescents
11 October 2018 - Our Associate Director, Deborah Yurgelen-Todd, located in the Salt Lake City office published this paper in the Journal of Affective Disorders. "This study highlights the association between Orbitofrontal connectivity connectivity, marijuana use, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents. These findings provide further insight into understanding the neural correlates that modulate the relationship between comorbid marijuana use and mood disorders and could potentially help us better develop preventive and treatment measures." Read more
Dr. Michael KauthPodcast: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Kauth - A Lifetime of Achievement in Veterans Care
10 October 2018 - Dr. Michael Kauth is a clinical psychologist and has two major roles in the VA. He is Director of the VHA LGBT Health Program – a position shared with Dr. Jillian Shipherd – and he is also Co-Director of the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. In addition, Dr. Kauth is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Recently he received The American Psychological Association, Division 18, James Besyner Award for Lifetime Achievement and later this week he and Dr. Shipherd will be receive the 2018 Achievement Award from the Gay/Lesbian Medical Association in Las Vegas. I have known Michael for almost 15 years beginning when he was the National Educational Director for MIRECC/CoE and I maintained the website. I caught up with Michael to reflect on his work and get his view of the future.

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Dr. Lindsey MonteithPodcast: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - A Discussion with Dr. Lindsey Monteith
4 October 2018 - We recorded this podcast to coincide with a series of online trainings that Dr. Monteith is conducting and because this is a particular time in our country where sexual assault is on the minds of many. Lindsey discusses with Adam how we can take a public health approach to sexual violence, one where we can all take responsibility for ending the violence and helping vistims heal. Her research of late has taken a qualitative approach where survivors are given a chance to speak in their own voice and make their own choices. She reminds us to listen with compassion and to believe what survivors are telling us.

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A voice at the tableVA National Suicide Data Report Released
27 September 2018 - This September 2018 VA National Suicide Data Report (from the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention) includes data from 2005 through newly released numbers for 2016. It highlights new findings based upon National Death Index mortality data up to 2016, and includes data from all fifty states and District of Columbia. State data sheets offer local data by age group, sex and method, with comparisons to regional as well as national data. Read more
Jess Stohlmann-RaineyPodcast: Giving Credibility to Other Views with Jess Stohlmann-Rainey
26 September 2018 - I read Jess' piece, "Hegemonic Sanity and Suicide" in San Francisco during a rather desultory conference. The essay is a fresh look at a topic we all spend so much time thinking and talking about. For this podcast Jess came into our office at the new Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC, we sat by the window and talked. Jess had a lot of intriguing things to say about how we, society, think of mental health and how our collective inability to understand and accept differences places some of us on the margin and not part of the whole. And once we are on the margin how the credibility of our voices, our experiences are discounted. Tune in to the podcast to understand how listening to those with lived experiences can lead to a place where we trust what we are being told.

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Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC (RMR VAMC)
1700 N Wheeling St, G-3-116M
Aurora, CO 80045
720-723-6493

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VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill DR
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
801-582-1565 x2821