Contributions by Carla Stumpf Patton


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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is on Saturday, November 19, 2022 and is intended to be a day of healing throughout the world.

11/14/2022 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Healing After a Suicide Loss

For those who are grieving a loved one who died by suicide, TAPS is here to support you. TAPS created the valuable guidebook to help.

10/7/2022 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Video: Suicide Awareness and Prevention - A Conversation with Bereaved Survivors

Video discussion on the critical connection between postvention and what suicide prevention means now after personal loss.

9/14/2022 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Coping with Grief and Trauma and Loss: Home Base Reflections of Gratitude and Growth

Read one surviving fiancé's journey toward healing and growth from suicide loss with help from Home Base Programs of Boston and TAPS.

9/2/2022 - Katie Langer - Carla Stumpf Patton
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National Suicide Prevention Month: TAPS Support and Resources

TAPS is honored to be a leader in suicide postvention. We’re sharing resources available to those looking to get involved or those seeking help.

9/1/2022 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Offers Hope, Connection and Support to Help Save Lives

The national launch of the 3-digit dialing code on July 16, 2022 will provide free and confidential support, 24/7/365 through call, text, or chat.

7/15/2022 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Healing Trauma in Military Survivors

Home Base and TAPS offer specialized trauma treatment combined with peer-based support to those grieving the loss of a military loved one to suicide.

6/13/2022 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Launch of “From Grief to Growth: Healing After a Suicide Loss”

The TAPS Suicide Postvention Department is proud to present this new guidebook. Think of this as a roadmap to help navigate the path of grief due to suicide.

11/15/2021 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is on Saturday, November 20, 2021 and is intended to be a day of healing throughout the world.

11/1/2021 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Video: Five Things Kids Bereaved by Suicide Want Adults to Know

Video recording discussion on talking to kids about suicide and how child and teen grief after a suicide loss differs from other types of losses.

12/1/2020 - Andy McNiel - Carla Stumpf Patton
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is on Saturday, November 21, 2020 and is intended to be a day of healing throughout the world.

11/16/2020 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Loving Again After the Loss of an Intimate Partner

Finding love again after the death of an intimate partner can be a joyous experience for those who are ready.

7/20/2020 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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TAPS Talks Video: Too Close for Comfort - Mental Health and Wellness During Changing Family Dynamics

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection is about how to maintain mental health and wellness during changes in the family dynamics.

3/24/2020 - Kim Ruocco - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Video: Love After Loss (for Women)

This video recording discusses how surviving female spouses can find ways to honor their spouse or partner who has died while choosing to love again.

3/5/2020 - Carla Stumpf Patton - Susan Starnes
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is on Saturday, November 23, 2019 and is intended to be a day of healing throughout the world.

11/18/2019 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Postvention and Posttraumatic Growth

TAPS helps survivors find a stable, healthy path to healing, allowing them to establish a new life after loss—a concept referred to as posttraumatic growth.

8/3/2019 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Mental Health in the Movies and Media: Continuing the Discussion on Suicide

When suicide is addressed in films, we wonder, “why this happened”. Awareness about risk factors and warning signs help us recognize someone struggling.

2/24/2019 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is on Saturday, November 17, 2018 and is intended to be a day of healing throughout the world.

11/13/2018 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Understanding Why People Die by Suicide

Learning the facts can lead to a deeper, more informed understanding of suicide behavior.

9/30/2018 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Video: Understanding Why People Die by Suicide

This video recording addresses some of the prominent theories about why people die by suicide.

6/27/2018 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and is intended to be a day of healing throughout the world.

11/14/2017 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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8 Ways to Cope After a Suicide Loss

TAPS survivors who lost their loved ones to suicide offer creative coping skills to help with your grief.

9/15/2017 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Seasons of Grief

In every season, there are challenges and hardships, but it's important to keep ourselves open to those moments when we can experience joy and growth.

4/24/2017 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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What to Expect at a Seminar

For many, this is the one place they can be authentic in their grief and feel a deep connection to others.

10/1/2016 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Letter From TAPS: TAPS Offers Space for Healing

Whatever route you choose to take along your grief journey, TAPS will be there offering you care, support and encouragement every step of the way.

8/1/2016 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Lifelines of Hope

In the early days of grief, it can seem impossible to find anything that anchors us back to a sense of stability, especially when hope feels to be out of sight or grasp.

8/1/2016 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Celebrating Life Again on Halloween

Of the many obstacles we face after the loss of a loved one is how to tackle those extra challenging hallmark calendar dates.

10/29/2015 - Carla Stumpf Patton
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Healing After Suicide

With every day that I live my life, I continually honor the memory of my loved one and in doing so, I am embracing all that I still do have to be grateful for.

9/14/2015 - Carla Stumpf Patton