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July 21

 Ray's Close Call


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Debbie Newhouse shares about the support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Nick died. She speaks about her husband Ray's close call at the TAPS national seminar when he had a heart attack. She writes, "During this time Ray lost consciousness and heard Nick say, 'It's not your time, Dad!' "

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July 19

 Saturday Morning Message: TAPS Magazine Favorites


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TAPS Blog | We each find content in the TAPS magazine that touches our heart. This week survivors were asked to share one that was special.

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July 14

 Time Keeps On Ticking...


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving sibling Michele Hiester Marcum shares about the concept of time and how it has changed during her journey. She writes, "And to a grieving person, I think moments are all we have.  Minutes don't matter, nor do days, or weeks or months. What really matters is the moment, no matter how long that moment is. Time is not measured by the tick or the tock but by the tears we've cried 'round the clock."

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Jul 21   Tips for Coping with Traumatic Loss: Nonprofit Organization Assisting Bereaved Military Families Shares Advice
  Press Release | Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy, but a sudden and traumatic loss can raise special concerns for the family members and friends left behind. Aviation tragedies, combat, homicide and other types of violent deaths can be particularly difficult. These deaths are unexpected and survivors must grapple with the knowledge that their loved ones experienced trauma. TAPS offers the following tips to help grieving families.

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Jul 20   Camp Offers Hope and Healing
  News Article : Union-Tribune San Diego
By: Luis Cruz

Jul 20   Easing the struggles on the home front
  News Article : Leader-Telegram
By: Emily Miels

Jul 18   House Members Cross Aisle Onto Tennis Court for Charity
  News Article : Kansas City Infozine

Jul 16   Members of Congress, Media, and Athletes Headline Kastles Charity Classic
  News Article : MediaBistro
By: Nick Massella

Jul 14   TAPS Shares Lessons at the Show Me You Care Suicide Prevention Conference
  Press Release | Staff from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), who assist military families grieving a death by suicide, will be part of the “Show Me You Care Suicide Prevention Conference” being held July 14-15, 2014. Army Captain Doug Windley, a chaplain with the National Guard and a staff associate with the TAPS Survivor Care Team assists military families grieving a death by suicide, will deliver a presentation tonight at the preconference event to help pastors and faith communities understand how to care for those bereaved by suicide. Discussion will address the many challenges faced by the bereaved after someone dies by suicide, as well as the challenges these bereaved families face spiritually and in relationships.Tomorrow at 2:15pm, Windley will deliver a breakout session on military culture and suicide, especially with regard to how the Army has dramatically increased its efforts to educate and prevent suicide and to reduce the stigma associated with help-seeking.

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July 25

 Fort Hood Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2012 Fort Hood Peer Mentor

TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are an inspirational weekend of support, care, and hope.  You will be among survivors making connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions.  Workshops, and activities are at your disposal to encourage you to develop coping skills, life skills, and ways to honor your loved ones, all while cultivating a community of friendship and family that will last a lifetime.  Join us as we “Remember the Love, Celebrate the Life, and Share the Journey!”

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August 4

 TAPS North Carolina Good Grief Camp Out
 Fr Bragg Campout

TAPS Event | TAPS Good Grief Campouts for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.

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August 6

 Austin Adult Children Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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August 14

 Alaska Widows Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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July 21

 Ray's Close Call


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Debbie Newhouse shares about the support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Nick died. She speaks about her husband Ray's close call at the TAPS national seminar when he had a heart attack. She writes, "During this time Ray lost consciousness and heard Nick say, 'It's not your time, Dad!' "

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July 14

 Time Keeps On Ticking...


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Time Keeps Ticking On... picture for Michele

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving sibling Michele Hiester Marcum shares about the concept of time and how it has changed during her journey. She writes, "And to a grieving person, I think moments are all we have.  Minutes don't matter, nor do days, or weeks or months. What really matters is the moment, no matter how long that moment is. Time is not measured by the tick or the tock but by the tears we've cried 'round the clock."

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July 7

 In This Dress


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares about the significance of a special dress she wears and what it has come to represent. She writes, “In this simple dress, I find bravery and the strength to face down my fears.… The dress has become a beacon of light during some of my darkest moments because each dot represents the tears of my broken heart, but the sea navy blue shines with fire tested iron.”

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