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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Education Core


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Education Overview

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.

For Veterans

Treatment Works for Vets

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Visit the Treatment Works for Vets website to learn more about proven mental health treatments for Veterans, explore treatment goals, and learn how to find treatment. Choose a path to get started.

Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV)

Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV)

If you lose someone to suicide, it can be a tremendously painful experience. The Rocky Mountain MIRECC (in partnership with the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention), has developed a website for suicide postvention that provides information, suggestions, and best practices to help you or another individual process suicide loss. Visit the USPV website to learn more.

How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family

If there has been a recent suicide attempt in your family, this may be one of the toughest experiences you and your children may ever face. It is important to take care of yourself, so that you are better able to care for your child. Learn more by visiting our T2K website.

How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family



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Fellowships and Training

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For information about fellowships at both the Salt Lake City and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Centers, visit our Fellowships Page.

Diversity Summer Research Program

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Diversity is vital to the fields of science and research. This program offers paid summer job opportunities for college students from diverse backgrounds. As a Research Trainee you will work alongside Researchers, Clinicians, and Mentors at a Veterans Affairs Research Center in Colorado. The experience you get from working on research studies and attending trainings will help prepare you for a successful career in science. 2024 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED. For more info, visit our website.


Visual Abstracts

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A primary goal of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC 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. The goal of a 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.'

Take a look at our full gallery!

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 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:

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Hosted by a team of experts, Short Takes on Suicide Prevention breaks down the science behind preventing suicide, developing treatments that work, and saving lives. Produced by the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention, this podcast is featured in the VA Podcast Network. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products, or services they may provide. You can listen and subscribe to our podcast from your favorite podcasting app using the smartlink here. You can also find all our episodes at our host site.

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Educational Products

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The Rocky Mountain MIRECC offers many useful educational products for Veterans, Families, and Clinicians that can be downloaded or ordered for free and mailed to you.

Please note: Product downloads are unavailable for extended web maintenance while we improve the accessibility. We apologize for the inconvenience. The order form for physical products and printed resources remains available.

Last Updated 29 March 2024


Contact Information


Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC (RMR VAMC)
1700 N Wheeling St, BLDG A2
Aurora, CO 80045


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