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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.

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27th Annual Healing after Suicide Loss Conference, hosted by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) , held April 15-18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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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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Love, Loss, and Legacy
By Don Lipstein, TAPS Peer Mentor Support and Training Coordinator

TAPS Magazine |

In some ways March 15, 2011, seems like yesterday and in others it feels like an eternity ago. That was the day my life turned upside down. I was completely helpless as my oldest son Joshua, 250 miles away from me, hung the phone up before he took his own life. That moment in time is seared into my memory forever. Somehow I just knew that he was gone, but I dialed 911 anyway.

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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy speaks about his quest to honor his son. Three years after Tommy's death, Bob received word that his son would be awarded the Purple Heart posthumously from an IED blast Tommy had be injured in when he was in Iraq. Bob writes, "It (the Purple Heart) will show Tommy's bravery for the silent wounds he suffered during combat, and perhaps his story will help other silent wounded Marines not to give up, not to ever give up."
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