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Bereavement counseling is assistance and support to people experiencing emotional and psychological stress after the death of a loved one. Bereavement counseling includes a broad range of transition services, including outreach, counseling and referral services to family members.
TAPS is honored to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as other organizations, to assist you in finding the counseling services you need.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers bereavement counseling to parents, siblings, spouses and children of Armed Forces personnel who died in service of their country. Also eligible are family members of reservists and National Guardsmen who die on duty. Counseling is provided at Vet Centers located in families’ communities. There is no cost for VA bereavement counseling.
Information about the Vet Centers is available at: www.vetcenter.va.gov/Bereavement_Counseling.asp.
GIVE AN HOUR
For individuals whose loved one was not Active Duty at the time of his or her death, TAPS can still provide connections to experienced grief and trauma counselors through Give an Hour. Give an Hour is nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families. TAPS is happy to connect surviving family members with counselors through the Give an Hour program.
Information about Give an Hour is available at: www.giveanhour.org.