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I hope we can all join together to better understand the mystery of suicide and offer support to those left behind.” – Kim Ruocco, TAPS Spouse

In the aftermath of a death by suicide, there may be confusion and questions circling in your mind. What if? Why? What could I have done? These are questions often asked by people who experience the death of a loved one, but they take on expanded meaning to people facing grief when their loved ones have died by suicide. You are not alone. TAPS is here to walk alongside you and offer comfort and help. Suicide survivors are welcome at all TAPS events for families of our fallen. There is a special suicide loss chat each month and we hold an annual gathering for suicide survivors in the fall.

Our Stories: Suicide
Woman Looking Out over River  
TAPS Magazine |

A loved one's suicide can be emotionally devastating. Use healthy coping strategies — such as seeking support — to begin the journey to healing and acceptance.

See article on the Mayo Clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/suicide/MH00048 
 

Kim's family  
TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Kim Ruocco shares her story and how she has been able to find hope again despite the devastating loss of her husband John. She writes, "By engaging in suicide postvention to assist grieving military families, I was able to find new meaning and purpose in my life.  This helped me realize that I could and would survive the trauma of John's death, and that my children and I were going to be ok."
Tradewinds Resort  
TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join TAPS for a special program of comfort and support for all those grieving the suicide loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Come honor your hero and share his or her life, memory and service with others who have lost a loved one to suicide.
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