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Use of Virtual Reality as a Wellness Modality for Veterans on the Mental Health Unit (VR in MHU)

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This innovation focuses on improving the mood for Veterans who are admitted to the inpatient mental health unit (MHU). This intervention uses virtual reality (VR) headsets deployed in a group setting called "the VR lounge" that allows Veterans to choose a patient centered experience with the goal of improving their mood from pre to post immersion. Over 80% of Veterans who participate in this intervention report an increase in their mood during their immersion in the headset.

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  • Over 250 immersions on the MHU
  • 80% of Veterans report an increase in their mood pre to post immersion.

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