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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
Book Cover - Healing the Hurt Spirit  

Healing the Hurt Spirit
Reviewed by Carol Lane, Book Written by Catherine Greenleaf

TAPS Magazine |

This book was written as a day by day journey through grief for people who have experienced the suicide death of a loved one. Catherine Greenleaf has experienced this type of death three times in her life and it took her 25 years to write a book that helps us to understand the emotions of a suicide survivor. Each page has a theme, a short essay, and a quote like the one above.

Picture of Tommy and Joe  
TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy shares about the marriage of his younger son David and how the family ensured Tommy would be a part of the special day. Bob also writes about his father and his service to our country and the honorable tribute he was given by fellow Marines at his funeral. 
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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Do you have a story to share at a TAPS sponsored event or would like to share on our website or TAPS Magazine? Please continue on to our Share Your Story Submission Form or Email us at info@taps.org!
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