Life Aid Resilience Research Initiative
Reduce Suicide by Improving Whole Health for Veterans, First Responders, and their Families
Mission: To restructure the way that we intervene for mental health. We need to have yearly mental health check-ups with resilience training for conditions on a regular basis to prevent suicide. #findingpurposetogether
The whole health, brain healing, pathway to innovative treatment of mental health to prevent suicide. This project can best be described as the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Mental Health and Brain Improvement. Patients will be able to receive their treatment at no cost to them.
Goal: Creating a unique and highly innovative protocol with targeted and personalized mental health treatments and suicide prevention by combining peer support, technology, functional medicine, and community action to improve the brain health and produce more effective outcomes.
Research based therapy based on 7 healing areas of concentration:
- Faith – spiritual and emotional resilience
- Family – your inner support network, your caregivers
- Financial – how to reduce the stress of financial situations
- Fitness – physical activities with a social component
- Function – Brain health and activities that promote better brain health
- Food – nutrition, natural healers, and improving diet
- Friends – peer support, your community
- Fun - building lifestyle resilience thru music, comradery, and the arts
The program will create a baseline heath assessment for each participant using a Single-photon emission computed tomography scan (SPECT), documenting current medical condition and gathering a complete medical history to determine the best personalized therapeutic plan.
LARRI will conduct outcome-based research on each participant utilizing technology to study the effect the program has on blood flow and balancing of brain activity in relation to reduced depression scores and suicidality.
The brain SPECT scans will provide baseline to implement therapy utilizing non-pharmacological therapies (CBD/Cannabis) , HBOT, Scotopic Sensitivity/Irlen's Syndrome screen, volumetric MRI, sleep study, neuromodulation techniques, EMDR, beneficial supplements, prescription drugs, group social physical activity (cycling, hiking, cross fit, etc), and cognitive improvement activities (art, virtual reality, writing, etc.), and empowering resilience workshops.
In addition to the brain imaging, real-time physiological data from Electroencephalogram (EEG) and heart monitor tracings will be gathered from sensors during treatments. This data allows us to correlate ongoing treatment interventions with observed brain activity and cardiovascular function aiding clinicians to make individualized treatment adjustments in between SPECT scans.
This combined approach of clinical/medical and the practical of group social physical activity, art, virtual, and resilience programming will change the game and saves millions of lives by enabling better treatment and health outcomes.
Client confidentiality is protected by the law under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which the Resilience Research Initiative is legally mandated to follow. Your information is confidential during your intake and stay with us, unless you give consent to release or it is authorized under qualifying regulations.
Virtual LARRI - App/web based support system. Will use technology to allow any veteran anywhere (especially rural communities) to find peer support, share information, know their mental and physical state of mind, and resources. The focus is on the 7 F’s and the Cognoscenti Project treatments and programming support and how participants, their families, and clinicians can gain a better understanding of ongoing treatment progress.
Partners: Amen Clinics, American Red Cross, SHERBINSKIS, Primal Wear, KHS Bicycles, Madison House Presents, MGM Resorts, Hero Miles, VetTix, Kenda Tires, Barry Fey Foundation, Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Concert Pass, Live Planet, Bicycle Angels, Reboot Alliance, Chamois Butt’r, and Strohman Garmin.
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