Young Adults Let's Talk Grief Virtual Chat
The TAPS Young Adults Program is gathering to have open, candid conversation about grief. Hosts and topics will rotate throughout the year. See "Who Should Join" section below for more information.
Register early! To ensure the size of the group allows for strong friendships and connections, space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Please join us in this safe space for surviving young adults to share, learn, grow, heal, connect and even laugh together. As we have candid conversations about grief, loss and how things have impacted the transition into adulthood.
TAPS wants you to know that you are not alone in your journey. The healing power of sharing with someone who you can relate to, makes a positive difference. Strangers quickly become friends. We come from all regions across the country, all branches of service, and all circumstances of heartbreak. We also come with hobbies, passions, hopes and dreams for our futures to plan.
Join us as we all explore topics such as: emotional and social expressions of grief, changes in family dynamics, expectations of self and others, challenges of grief, and the journey through it all.
"TAPS is the family nobody wants, but that everybody needs." ~ TAPS Young Adult Survivor
The "Let's Talk Grief" group will run for twelve months and includes:
- Group Zoom Session: Each meeting will be 90 minutes in duration and will utilize a rotation of hosts and topics introduced by a short podcast or TedTALK for the first 15 minutes; with the remainder of time being for a robust, candid full group discussion. This format gives you the opportunity to share within a more intimate group of young adult peers who are there to support you and share the experience.
Sessions are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. Eastern and last approximately 90 minutes.
- Wednesday, November 10
- Wednesday, December 8
- Wednesday, January 12
- Wednesday, February 9
- Wednesday, March 9
- Wednesday, April 13
- Wednesday, May 11
- Wednesday, June 8
- Wednesday, July 13
- Wednesday, August 10
- Wednesday, September 14
We ask that you commit time to this group just as you would if we could travel to be together. Of course, we'll have grace with ourselves and each other, but we'll expect you to make the effort to create a sanctuary for yourself in your own space. We encourage you to create a covenant of accountability and support with yourself and your fellow surviving young adults.
Plan to block out 2 hours each month to participate.
We recommend blocking a few minutes before and spend some easy time with yourself after we conclude each 90-minute zoom session.
This group is open to surviving young adults, surviving children and siblings 18-30 years old.
Registration opens on October 15, 2021 (look for the blue buttons at the top of this page at that time). To ensure the size of the group allows for strong friendships and connections, space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. This registration confirms you're willing to find the time, make the commitment, and show up for yourself and your fellow peers. After we receive your registration, you'll receive a confirmation email. You'll also receive a reminder email with Zoom information prior to each meeting.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).