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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

VISN 19 MIRECC - Suicide Prevention

Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center


The mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidality in the veteran population. To carry out this mission members of the VISN 19 MIRECC will:

  • Focus on cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings that may contribute to suicidality.
  • Develop evidence-based educational and clinical materials to identify and optimally treat veterans who are suicidal.
  • Provide consultation regarding assessment and treatment planning for highly suicidal veterans.
  • Mentor researchers in the area of suicidology.
  • Collaborate with others in the study and treatment of veterans who are at risk of suicide.