Stories by 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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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