Webinar: Suicide Awareness and Prevention - A Conversation with Bereaved Survivors

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Course Available

TAPS has supported thousands of survivors of military suicide loss by offering them hope, healing, and renewed opportunities for personal growth. One way TAPS does this is through programs and services based on our TAPS Suicide Postvention Model™. Join Dr. Carla Stumpf Patton and other TAPS family members who are suicide survivors to talk about the critical connection between postvention and what suicide prevention means now after personal loss.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Carla Stumpf-Patton


Carla Stumpf Patton, EDD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP

Carla serves as the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention & Postvention Programs at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), where she oversees programs and services provided to military families after a suicide loss. As a subject matter expert in the areas of grief, trauma, and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, Dr. Stumpf Patton consults with civilian providers and military leaders in providing effective outreach and clinical care to military personnel, veterans, and military families. She is certified as an ASIST trainer in suicide first aid (through LivingWorks Education). She is also qualified to conduct Psychological Autopsy Investigations through the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Stumpf Patton holds a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Guidance Counseling, and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology. Her dissertation research focused on military families bereaved by suicide. Dr. Stumpf Patton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Fellow Thanatologist, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Florida Qualified Supervisor, and a counseling educator in higher academia. She is the surviving spouse of Sergeant Richard Stumpf, an Active Duty U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor and Gulf War Era Combat Veteran who died by suicide in 1994, several days before their only child was born. She is now married to a retired U.S. Marine, who was also a suicide survivor widower, with whom she shares five children.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


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. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are 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. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more 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.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.