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The heart of TAPS is our Peer Support Network. It represents the simple recognition of the powerful connections made when you can communicate with those having shared experiences. Our peer support network is a circle of comfort, warmth and understanding.

TAPS Peer Mentors


Depending on the involvement you wish to have in this peer support network, TAPS offers you a variety of options. Please select the link below that best applies to you.

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If you are an adult military survivor and would like to bring hope to another adult military survivor, view our Becoming a Peer Mentor Information to learn more and then complete the Peer Mentor Application. We will then contact you as events occur in your local area. For more information, email us at peermentors@taps.org.
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If you are an active duty military service member or a recent military veteran, you can volunteer to mentor a child through the TAPS Good Grief Camp progam. Mentors are background checked and are trained in how to companion a child who is grieving. See More »
TAPS Seminars  
TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational weekends of support, care and hope. You will make connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions. Workshops and activities will help you develop coping skills, life skills and ways to honor your loved ones.
Our Stories: General Grief
Click below to read survivor stories, in their own wordsSee More »
Book Cover - Both Sides Now  

Both Sides Now: A true story of love, loss and bold living
Reviewed by Bevin Landrum, Book by Nancy Sharp

TAPS Magazine | Watching our loved one pass away after a long illness is a grueling nightmare that ushers in change in an expected, but still devastating manner. Many TAPS families have endured just this type of heartbreak. In the pages of Nancy Sharp’s book, “Both Sides Now,” they will find a blend of love, humor and reminiscence that begins to unravel the jumbled life we all face on the other side of loss.
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