Calmer Life Project
Calmer Life in the Community
Calmer Life is a program funded by the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center, the Retirement Research Foundation, and Archstone. Calmer Life is delivered in underserved Houston communities. The project has been underway since 2008.
The Calmer Life Program involves skills-based treatment for anxiety (anchored in evidence based cognitive behavioral treatment) for adults age 50 and older that offers the opportunity to personalize the content and delivery of skills-training. One unique feature of the Calmer Life program is the opportunity for participants to incorporate optional religion and/or spirituality into treatment.
Calmer Life in the VA
VA-HELPS is a program for Veterans who are in the Home-Based Primary Care program at the Micheal E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It is funded by the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center. VA-HELPS also is a skills-based treatment, based in cognitive behavioral treatment, that is appropriate for anxiety and/or depression, is personalized in content and delivery, and allows participants to incorporating religion and/or spirituality into skill-learning.Calmer Life
Maria Armento, Ph.D.
Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies
Baylor College of Medicine and
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
View a listing of the Calmer Life research team members