finding stability after suicide loss
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Finding Stability After Suicide Loss

“Finding Stability After Suicide Loss” explains that suicide loss survivors often find it hard to reach out for help, and the people in their lives are often unsure how to help. This experience is very common among the survivors served at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS. This was also the personal experience of the course narrator, Kim Ruocco, MSW. She is the surviving spouse of Marine Corps Maj. John Ruocco, and she serves as the Vice President of Suicide Prevention and Postvention at TAPS. Ruocco shares her story, and outlines strategies everyone can use to help a suicide survivor.

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“Finding Stability After Suicide Loss” explains that suicide loss survivors often find it hard to reach out for help, and the people in their lives are often unsure how to help. This experience is very common among the survivors served at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS. This was also the personal experience of the course narrator, Kim Ruocco, MSW. She is the surviving spouse of Marine Corps Maj. John Ruocco and she serves as the Vice President of Suicide Prevention and Postvention at TAPS. TAPS has spent the last decade developing a best-practice program to support survivors of suicide loss. Based on their work with more than 11,000 suicide loss survivors, they understand that losing a loved one to suicide can leave behind a wake of devastation that can be difficult to navigate without the right guidance and support. The goal of this course is to provide positive steps inlearning how to better support those in the military and Veteran communities who have been impacted by suicide loss.

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