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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 join us at the Atlanta Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. Whether you are a few weeks, several months, or many years out from your loss, our program is tailored to meet you where you are in your grief 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.
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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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