The TAPS Daily - October 20, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies
    NPR
    A new three-digit number to reach a nationwide suicide prevention hotline will make it easier for those in crisis to seek help. TAPS supported this legislation and is grateful to see it become law.
  2. Trump signs major veteran suicide prevention bill into law
    Connecting Vets
    President Donald Trump signed into law a major piece of legislation aimed at preventing veteran suicide. TAPS provided key support on this legislation and is grateful to see it finally become law.
  3. Fauci tells veteran caregivers U.S. could face 'very difficult fall and winter' during pandemic
    Connecting Vets
    Dr. Anthony Fauci told military and veteran caregivers the U.S. may have a difficult fall and winter because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. Overdose deaths appear to rise amid coronavirus pandemic in U.S.
    NBC News
    U.S. drug overdose deaths could reach an all-time high this year.
  5. New study shows how students around the world are returning back to school amid COVID-19
    ABC News
    Lessons from abroad may offer clues on how schools in the U.S. can reopen.
  6. Funeral Homes Offer Limo Rides to the Polls Nationwide
    NBC News
    Some voters could ride in style to the polls on Election Day courtesy of funeral home limousines offered to chauffer older residents to voting booths amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  7. Five fun pandemic-friendly Halloween ideas
    We Are The Mighty
    Here are some fun ideas that will make you forget that you can't trick-or-treat this year.

 

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

  • Join The Team TAPS Celebration
    For 20 years, Team TAPS has honored our heroes and raised awareness of the TAPS mission. Join us through December 31 as we celebrate this milestone with a virtual movement.
  • A Breath of Fresh Air - Getting & Staying Grounded
    TAPS Outdoors wants to help you reconnect with the natural world in simple yet meaningful ways with weekly activities you can do anywhere.
  • TAPS News Archive
    Catch up on all the TAPS news stories over the years on the TAPS media resource page.

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

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