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September 29

 Suicide is a Tough Word to Swallow


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Herman, Richard

TAPS Blog | I spent many years being angry with him, believing he was selfish, only to realize years later that I was the selfish one. I never experienced his pain. I did not see what he saw. I did not do what he did in order to do what he loved the most — protect and serve his country.

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September 28

 She Let Go — In Her Time


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Nicole Crans

TAPS Blog | I felt the wind sweep across my face and a warmness in my soul. I knew it was my Brian telling me it was OK — I could let go, live my life and take care of myself.

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September 28

 A Life Worth Living


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Lesko, Jonathan and Diane

TAPS Blog | This is not the life I envisioned, once upon a time, but it is a life worth living and worth sharing.

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September 24

 Saturday Morning Message: Coping with Emotions


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2016 National Survivor Good Grief Camp

TAPS Blog | This week’s question was about coping with the emotions of grief. Leslie, mother of Eugene, wrote, “How do I cope with the loss of my son? I don't. I have learned to live a new normal without him. I have learned to celebrate the 33 years I had with him. I choose to remember all and laugh and cry.”

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Sep 27   Surviving Military Families Suffering Suicide Loss Find Voice with TAPS
  Press Release | St. Pete Beach, Fla. - Surviving parents, spouses, children, siblings, and others grieving the death of a service member by suicide will gather for the eighth TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2. The seminar will focus on helping surviving families as they tell their stories of loss and finding hope.

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Sep 24   For those with the often solitary task of caring for disabled vets, help is on the way
  News Article : Military Times
By: Patricia Kime

Sep 20   TAPS Joins Forces with West Point Runners to Honor Families of America's Fallen Heroes
  Press Release | Arlington, Va. - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is excited to announce their partnership with West Point's U.S. Army Garrison Installation Family & MWR to honor those who have lost loved ones to military service, regardless of circumstance, through physical and social activities.

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Sep 14   Team Rose provides unique caddy experience to fallen hero's son during BMW Championship
  News Article : PGA TOUR

Sep 13   American Red Cross Launches New Hero Care App
  Press Release | WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross is unveiling a new Hero Care App to help members of the military, veterans and their families identify and access both emergency and non-emergency Red Cross services from anywhere in the world.

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Sep 6   TAPS Shares Message of Hope, Help, Healing for National Suicide Prevention Awareness
  Press Release | ARLINGTON, Va. - September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For those who have lost a loved one in the military to suicide, this month represents helping others in crisis to save lives in the future.

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September 30

 National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2012 Suicide Survivor Seminar 2

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join TAPS for a special program of comfort and support for all those grieving the suicide loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Come honor your hero and share his or her life, memory and service with others who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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October 7

 Inner Warrior Ragnar Trail Carolinas
 Ragnar Relay Photo 1

TAPS Event | Join TAPS for the Ragnar Trail Carolinas, a challenge that will push you to your limits and strengthen your resolve.

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October 8

 Hawaii Women's Empowerment Retreat
 Hawaii Beach

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join TAPS for a special retreat for women dealing with the loss of a loved one who served in the military.

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October 16

 Dude Ranch All Populations Retreat
 2015 Arizona Widows Empowerment Retreat Photos

TAPS Event | Learn about life on the ranch as you connect with other survivors and overcome obstacles together. This retreat is open to spouses and relationship partners, siblings, parents, and adult children who have lost a loved one who served in the military.

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September 29

 Suicide is a Tough Word to Swallow


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Herman, Richard

TAPS Blog | I spent many years being angry with him, believing he was selfish, only to realize years later that I was the selfish one. I never experienced his pain. I did not see what he saw. I did not do what he did in order to do what he loved the most — protect and serve his country.

More »

September 28

 She Let Go — In Her Time


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Nicole Crans

TAPS Blog | I felt the wind sweep across my face and a warmness in my soul. I knew it was my Brian telling me it was OK — I could let go, live my life and take care of myself.

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September 28

 A Life Worth Living


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Lesko, Jonathan and Diane

TAPS Blog | This is not the life I envisioned, once upon a time, but it is a life worth living and worth sharing.

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