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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.

American Association of Suicide Conference Ad  
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS)/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)/ Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Healing After Suicide Conference will take place all day on Saturday, April 2nd. The theme for the conference is A Place for Everyone for Hope and Healing.
 
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TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to attend the 22nd Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors. Join us as we bring together survivors to share a weekend of understanding, hope, courage, and love.
Our Stories: Suicide
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Transforming Experience Into Advocacy
By Kim Ruocco and Emily Muñoz

TAPS Magazine | There was a moment at last year's National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar when I looked around at a room filled with people I trust and respect - many of whom feel like family - and felt a rush of contentment. But then, in the midst of the overwhelming gratitude for the richness of my life, a terrible thought struck me. I realized that if not for the death of my husband, John, I would not know any of them.
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TAPS Blog | The death of a fellow soldier can cause ongoing grief and depression.  An Army chaplain shares her story of loss and finding hope again after a battle buddy's death by suicide. 
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