MIRECC / CoE
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Our Research
The Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention carries out research in both the Rocky Mountain Regional VA and Salt Lake City VA. We also partner across the U.S. with other VA sites, the Department of Defense and in local communities. Our research has informed changes to policy and practice throughout VHA and the community. Keep reading to learn more and see specific examples of our research.
Our Research Focus Areas
Suicide is complicated and has multiple causes. We study suicide from multiple angles, looking at factors that might put a Veteran at risk for suicide, as well as factors that help protect Veterans from suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Our research covers a wide range of topics related to suicide prevention, including the neurobiology of suicide, clinical and behavioral interventions targeting suicidal behavior, tailoring treatments to diverse Veteran populations and implementation of evidence-based practices for suicide prevention. Our programs and research are also aligned with the National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide.
Military and Veteran Microbiome Consortium for Research and Education (MVM CoRE)
The Military and Veteran Microbiome Consortium for Research and Education is a hub for scientific inquiry, exploration and education related to the human microbiome. MVM CoRE research is conducted in collaboration with Rocky Mountain MIRECC investigators.
An example of research in this focus area follows.
Microbiome refers to the organisms (including bacteria, fungi and viruses) living in and around the human body. MVM CoRE research explores a wide range of topics, including how microbiome, probiotics, built environments and environmental pathogens affect suicide risk factors and overall health. Visit the MVM CoRE website for more information.
Research within the MVM CoRE is primarily within the Preclinical and Clinical Research phases of the translational model. Visit the translational model page to learn more about this and other phases in the model.
Explore other research focus areas
Explore publications from Rocky Mountain MIRECC research listed in the following documents.
- Fiscal Year 2021 (October 2020-September 2021)
- Fiscal Year 2020 (October 2019-September 2020)
- Fiscal Year 2019 (October 2018-September 2019)
- Fiscal Year 2018 (October 2017-September 2018)
- Fiscal Year 2017 (October 2016-September 2017)
- Fiscal Year 2016 (October 2015-September 2016)
- Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014-September 2015)
- Fiscal Year 2014 (October 2013-September 2014)
- Fiscal Year 2013 (October 2012-September 2013)
- Fiscal Year 2012 (October 2011-September 2012)
- Fiscal Year 2011 (October 2010-September 2011)
- Fiscal Year 2010 (October 2009-September 2010)
Quick Links to Study Websites
- Assessing Social & Community Environments with National Data (ASCEND)
- Mental Healthcare Experiences of Women and Men Veterans Using and Not Using VA Healthcare
- Perspectives on Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicide among Women Veterans
- Reproductive Health Care Settings for Upstream Suicide Prevention among Women Veterans
- Military and Veteran Microbiome: Consortium for Research and Education (MvM CoRE)
- Facilitating Assessment of At-Risk Sailors using Technology (FAAST)
Last Updated 14 December 2021