The TAPS Daily - April 29, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly over NYC to honor front-line workers
    (ABC News)
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, aka the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, commonly known as the Blue Angels, honored COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia on Tuesday.
  2. Sesame Workshop Expands Free Content for COVID-19 Coping Skills
    (Variety)
    The “Sesame Street” Muppets are stepping up to help America’s families deal with life under the COVID-19 health emergency.
  3. DODEA gives students on military bases a break on grades due to coronavirus woes
    (Stars and Stripes)
    Students on U.S. military bases will get the higher grade from the last two quarters of the school year to help those struggling with home studies and other difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization that oversees the schools says.
  4. A Former VA Secretary Volunteered to Return As a Doctor. No One’s Called Him Back
    (Military.com)
    During his tenure as Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. David Shulkin spent about a weekend a month treating patients at the VA medical center in Manhattan. When the VA asked retired VA health care professionals to return to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, Shulkin responded. He hasn’t heard back.
  5. Chris Cuomo Stresses the Importance of Taking Mental Health and Depression Seriously Amid Coronavirus Crisis
    (MSN)
    The CNN newsman is still dedicated to addressing what he feels is the less talked-about aspects of the pandemic -- specifically, the mental and emotional impact of COVID-19.
  6. Ryan Zimmerman Interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci
    (Washington Nationals)
    World Series Champion Ryan Zimmerman interviews Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci. The Washington Nationals have partnered with TAPS to provide meaningful experiences for families of the fallen through TAPS Sports & Entertainment program.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

  • National Response to COVID-19
    (Action Alliance)
    As a national convener, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—the nation’s public-private partnership—is mobilizing diverse sectors to collectively lead a coordinated mental health and suicide prevention response effort during and in the aftermath of COVID-19. TAPS is on the Executive Committee for the Action Alliance.
  • 2-year-old greeting UPS driver is her weekly highlight in quarantine
    (Good Morning America)
    A toddler and UPS driver have developed a weekly routine of waving to each other at a safe distance. UPS is a supporter of TAPS and the annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.
  • How to reframe the difficult coronavirus lockdown period as 'one of the greatest opportunities of our lives'
    (Yahoo)
    TAPS Advisory Board member, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, provides insight on making the most of quarantine. “Now that the routines of our daily lives have been disrupted, many of us are finding ourselves with more time for mindful presence. Instead of doing, doing, doing, we can simply be.”
  • Building Connections in Grief with your Children
    Join us for our TAPS Talk on Thursday, April 30 as we explore ways to create family grief connections at home. We will discuss how to create a safe space for grief conversations with kids and teens . The goal is to increase our comfort as we find opportunities and tools to talk to kids about change, loss and grief.

 

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