TAPS Talks: Managing Substance Use during this Challenging Time
With people facing additional stress and isolation, concerns about substance use and self-medication are real.
Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this live connection with Franklin Cook, MA, CPC, addresses these concerns of substance use, whether for yourself or for a loved one.
Franklin Cook is an Army veteran whose father, an Air Force veteran, died by suicide in 1978. Since 1999, Franklin has used his experience as a recovering addict and as a survivor of a loved one's traumatic death to promote and implement peer support for bereaved people. He has worked as a consultant at TAPS national seminars since 2012, and he recently helped TAPS produce a booklet for people newly bereaved by suicide. Franklin was a member of the board of directors of the Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA) for six years and served as Director of Survivor and Bereavement Programs for SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and is a longtime member of the Loss Survivor Division of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) where he was named AAS Survivor of the Year in 2013. Franklin has been a member of the Consumer-Survivor Subcommittee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline since 2005.
This live connection is free and open to the public.
About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®
The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.
Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving.
TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201