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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.
Our Stories: Suicide
Off the Hook - Park Art  

Off the Hook: Permission to Heal
By Chris Daniel, Surviving Father of PFC Tray Daniel

TAPS Magazine | May 2015 was looking up. Life was taking shape after a long period of turmoil. I had a new apartment and vehicle. I made it through the first year of co-parenting after divorce. Set to start work again as a contractor, I also prepared to start a leadership role in my church’s young adult ministry. To top it all off, I was building a deeper relationship with my two sons, Jaxon (4) and Tray (19). May was good.
Night Trees  
TAPS Blog | I had these false hopes that it was somehow going to heal and I’d be better one day.
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