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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.

Home Base Slide  
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Experts: Paula K. Rauch, MD and Kim Ruocco, TAPS Chief External Relations Officer for Suicide Prevention and Postvention. Sponsored by Home Base Training, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program
Chicago Survivor Seminar 1  
TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational weekends 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 disposable 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!"
Our Stories: Suicide
How are Pain and Love Connected?  

How Are Pain and Love Connected?
By Franklin Cook, MA CPC

TAPS Magazine | As I sat with the other panelists in the opening session of my fourth TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar, and looked out at the sea of faces of those who had lost a loved one to suicide, I related strongly to the cumulative pain in the room. I often about the author speak about addictive behaviors as a way to numb pain, so I understand the idea that we wish we could escape from the pain of our grief.
Night Trees  
TAPS Blog | I had these false hopes that it was somehow going to heal and I’d be better one day.
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