MIRECC / CoE
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention
Rocky Mountain MIRECC endeavors to disseminate useful information about suicide prevention in ways that are accessible to Veterans and the community at large, and evaluate strategies to translate research-informed practices into everyday care.
Podcasts and Videos
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has started a serial podcast called Short Takes on Suicide Prevention. We interview leaders in the field of suicide prevention in an attempt to make their research accessible to everyone. You can subscribe to our podcast by going to iTunes on your iPhone or on your Android device. You can also find all our episodes at our host site. Other places where you can find our podcasts include: iHeart Radio, and Blubrry.
A primary goal of RMIRECC Education Core is take the research that is done here and make it accessible to everyone. We do this with our podcasts, presentations, this website and now through visual abstracts. In almost all cases the research that we do ends up in published form in a peer reviewed scientific journal. Reading these may be what some people love to do but for most of us this is just not how we want to spend our time. The goal of the visual abstract is to present the information in a compelling visual way that lets the user decide whether they want to pursue 'the rest of the story.'
Tutorial - Beyond Journals: Creating Visual Abstracts for Wider Research Dissemination
Our Education Media Specialist, Audrey Cobb, created this online tutorial to help others create visual abstracts. The tutorial provides a useful introduction that serves as the basis for the what and why of a visual abstract. The tutorial also covers planning, design principles and creating (in which there is a nice video showing how to use Adobe's free tool Spark for creating visuals). The tutorial can be found at: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/education/visual_abstracts/creating/.
Self-Directed Violence Nomenclature
The Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention has worked to create a common language, or a nomenclature, related to self-directed violence [Learn more]
Suicide Prevention Educational Products
The Rocky Mountain MIRECC has created a number of useful educational products for Veterans, Families and Clinicians. They can be downloaded or ordered online. All the products are free. [Learn more]
Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC (RMR VAMC)
1700 N Wheeling St, G-3-116M
Aurora, CO 80045
Salt Lake City
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
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Salt Lake City, UT 84148