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Join Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention Short Takes on Suicide Prevention to hear leaders in the field. We are especially interested in topics related to Military Veterans. Topics will be relevant for Veterans, care-givers, clinicians and researchers.

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Join Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention Short Takes on Suicide Prevention to hear leaders in the field. We are especially interested in topics related to Military Veterans. Topics will be relevant for Veterans, care-givers, clinicians and researchers.

    An Observational Study of Cannabis and PTSD

    An Observational Study of Cannabis and PTSD

    Several US states have legalized medical cannabis as a treatment for PTSD. While many people with PTSD use cannabis products, questions remain about the effectiveness.

    In today’s conversation, forensic neuropsychiatrist Dr. Hal Wortzel talks with our guest host, Dr. Suzanne McGarity, about his recent observational study on cannabis use among people with PTSD. They discuss the nature of observational studies, the current state of the research and the results of this recent study.

    • 18 min
    Community Partnerships for Preventing Veteran Suicide

    Community Partnerships for Preventing Veteran Suicide

    Dr. Bryann DeBeer discusses the VA Suicide Prevention Collaborative, a program that partners with community agencies toward the shared goal of Veteran suicide prevention.

    • 22 min
    Beyond Prevention: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Life

    Beyond Prevention: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Life

    Suicide prevention is about more than stopping just one suicidal event – it’s also about addressing emotional pain and building a meaningful life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT – is a therapy approach that can help go beyond prevention. In this episode Dr. Sean Barnes, a clinical research psychologist, talks with guest host Dr. Debbie Sorensen about his research on ACT for Life, a new treatment designed to help Veterans respond effectively to suicidal thoughts using ACT.

    • 21 min
    Transition from Military to Civilian Life and Suicide Risk with Mark Reger and Brady Stephens

    Transition from Military to Civilian Life and Suicide Risk with Mark Reger and Brady Stephens

    The transition from military to civilian life can be an important time for service members. For many, it is an exciting life transition. For some, however, it can be a time of high stress, and even crisis. In this episode, Dr. Bridget Matarazzo, Clinical Research Psychologist and Director of Clinical Services at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention, talks to Dr. Mark Reger and Brady Stephens about their research on this important topic!

    • 26 min
    Suicide risk and PTSD with Nasi Bahraini and Ryan Holliday

    Suicide risk and PTSD with Nasi Bahraini and Ryan Holliday

    The relationship between PTSD and suicide is important to understand if we want to prevent suicide among veterans and military service members. So what is the relationship between PTSD and suicide? Well, according to suicide and PTSD researcher Dr. Ryan Holliday…. It’s complicated!

    In this conversation, Dr. Holliday talks to fellow MIRECC Psychologist, Dr. Nazanin Bahraini, about his review of the recent research on suicide risk and PTSD.

    • 27 min
    Social Connection with Dr Kimberly Van Orden

    Social Connection with Dr Kimberly Van Orden

    Social connection is a key aspect of suicide prevention in older adulthood. Dr. Kimberly Van Orden, who researches isolation and connection in older adulthood, talks to Dr. Lisa Brenner about her background in suicide prevention and older adulthood, benefits and vulnerabilities associated with aging, and why social connectedness is especially important in later life.

    • 39 min

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