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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
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Suicide: The Aftermath
By Madeline Lambrecht, EdD, FT

TAPS Magazine |

The latest reports for 2009 show an increasing number of suicides in all branches of the military with the largest increase in the Army. Figures from 2008 show the military suicide rate exceeding the civilian suicide rate for the first time. 

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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Shanette Booker shares about the love she has for her husband Dre. She speaks about how she is moving forward in her journey with him as a part of it. She writes, “I will continue to keep him alive through memories and celebrations honoring him and his legacy.”
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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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