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Suicide Seminar 2010
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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
2012 National Suicide Survivor Seminar  

Gaining Strength on the Journey
By Andy Weiss, Surviving father of 1LT Daniel Weiss

TAPS Magazine | My family attended the 19th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar last May. It was an inspiring weekend with our fellow travelers in loss. I marvel at how far this river has swept me downstream from where I first fell in, drowning in my grief. How far I’ve gone and how changed I am!
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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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TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are an inspirational weekend of support, care, and hope.  You will be among survivors making connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions.  Workshops, and activities are at your disposable to encourage you to develop coping skills, life skills, and ways to honor your loved ones, all while cultivating a community of friendship and family that will last a lifetime.  Join us as we “Remember the Love, Celebrate the Life, and Share the Journey!”
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