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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) produced the documentary 'The Journey', for Survivor Day 2014.
Please note:The film is appropriate for most middle and high school–aged children to watch with a guardian. It is not intended for children under 12, or for children or adolescents who are currently struggling or suicidal. Guardians, please use your best judgment when deciding whether to let those in your care view the film. For more information, visit the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day website
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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
2012 Suicide Survivor Seminar 2  
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.
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.
Father and son still connected  
TAPS Blog |

What I realized today was TAPS has been there from the beginning and is still there for me now!  Their programs are there for all survivors in our darkest hours and hardest moments.

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