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VISN 5 MIRECC – Putting Recovery Into Practice
The mission of the VISN 5 MIRECC is to support and enhance the recovery and community functioning of Veterans with serious mental illness. Our integrated programs of research, education, and clinical training and consultation focus on the development, evaluation, and implementation of recovery-oriented evidence-based treatments and services for these Veterans.
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In partnership with the interdisciplinary planning committee of the VHA Peer Specialist Webinar Series, and under the coordination of Dr. Anjana Muralidharan, the VISN 5 MIRECC co-hosted a webinar about the use of digital tools to facilitate peer support in the VHA. The webinar was well-attended and had a great interactive discussion! Check it out here: https://bcove.video/3i3Y3z4*
*This webinar was presented in July 2020. Because telehealth in the VA is growing and evolving rapidly, some of the information presented here may be out of date.
Featured Educational Products
The VA National Mental Health Recovery & Wellness Webinar Series is sponsored in partnership by the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services Section in the OMHSP, the VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System. The webinars are focused on presenting advancements in recovery-focused mental health care. Previously recorded webinars are now available on demand! To visit the Recovery Webinar webpage click here.
VISN 5 MIRECC Link: Coping with Psychiatric Medication Weight Gain Side Effects
The Link is a guiding link between VISN 5 MIRECC research outcomes and practice and treatment applications. It includes an overview of a research article and then links those findings to considerations for Veterans, Veteran Families and clinicians. Our first Link is Coping with Psychiatric Medication Weight Gain Side Effects. To visit the Link webpage click here.
Using the Guiding Principles of Recovery to Cope During Physical Distancing
This resource was developed to support Veterans, Veteran Families and Clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to a national emergency and maintaining physical distancing can be challenging to mental health. This resource uses SAMHSA’s ten guiding principles of recovery to provide direction for how to cope, even in these challenging times. For more Resource E-Blasts on Recovery in SMI, click here.