Contributions by Kim Ruocco

Little Things Mean a Lot During Stressful Times

COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we might not have expected. Here are some practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety.

4/17/2020 - Kim Ruocco
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
Make it Your Mission to Be There for Someone in Crisis

"If you notice your buddy seems hopeless, talk to him about it. It’s OK to be direct and ask someone how they’re feeling and if they’re thinking of suicide."

9/25/2018 - Kim Ruocco
Finding New Perspective on Holiday Traditions When You’re Grieving

Finding a balance between honoring old traditions and developing new ones can help reignite your holiday spirit.

12/18/2017 - Kim Ruocco
Talking to Children About Suicide

Rebuilding a family after a suicide can be a challenging endeavor, but it is possible to create a foundation that leads to hope, healing and understanding.

7/11/2017 - Kim Ruocco
The Power of the Media and Messaging

Military survivor and widow, Kim Ruocco, shares how important it is that we send positive messages to today's vets.

3/15/2016 - Kim Ruocco
Is Suicide a Choice?

Kim Ruocco shares how a military widow copes with a spousal suicide and how to answer the questions that remain.

3/1/2015 - Kim Ruocco
Finding Hope Amid Devastating Loss: A Military Widow Who Lost her Marine to Suicide Shares Her Story

By engaging in suicide postvention to assist grieving military families, I was able to find new meaning and purpose in my life.

8/11/2014 - Kim Ruocco
How TAPS Brought Hope and Healing to Military Widow Kim Ruocco

Military widow Kim Ruocco shares how she felt after her military husband committed suicide and how civilian suicide support groups didn't help.

9/21/2013 - Kim Ruocco
Widow Shares Marine’s Story

Kim Ruocco regularly relives her darkest days – her husband’s suicide and the downward spiral that led to it – to save other military families.

9/19/2012 - Kim Ruocco
Suicide Survivor Voice

TAPS carried me through those first years by offering a multitude of support, not only with my complicated grief but with other issues, such as benefits.

9/21/2009 - Kim Ruocco