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VISN 5 MIRECC – Putting Recovery Into Practice

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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.


VISN 5 MIRECC News Spotlight

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MIRECC News Spotlight: November 2020
VISN 5 MIRECC Research Featured in VA Insider!

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VISN 5 MIRECC Investigator, Dr. Julie Kreyenbuhl and colleagues, recently had their work on metabolic side effects of psychiatric medications with women Veterans featured in the VA Insider! Check out the article and the VISN 5 MIRECC Link issue that oulines the work!

MIRECC News Spotlight: September 2020
Digital Peer Support Webinar

Digital Peer Support in the VHA: An Overview of Research, Tools and Strategies

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 Because telehealth in the VA is growing and evolving rapidly, some of the information presented here may be out of date.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

VISN 5 MIRECC Link: Coping with Psychiatric Medication Weight Gain Side Effects

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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

SAMHSA Recovery Wheel: Hope, Person-Drive, Many Pathways, Holistic, Peer Support, Relational, Culture, Addresses Trauma, Strengths/Responsibilties, Respect.

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.

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