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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
2015 National Parade  
TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to attend the 23rd Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. Join us as we bring together survivors to share a weekend of understanding, hope, courage, and love.
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