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Treating Grief in the Veteran Population

Military service members, Veterans and their families often carry a heavy burden of grief. They grieve fellow service members lost in combat or military service, as well as those who die by suicide. Our Veterans and their families often shoulder this grief outside the conscious awareness of most people in our society. Failure to address this grief often leads to emotional and mental, even physical pain, and may increase suicide risk for those affected. Join Dr. Shauna Springer representing the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) as she discusses how the TAPS’ Suicide Postvention Model helped suicide loss survivor and Marine Corps Veteran Dana O’Brien address his grief. Through telling O’Brien’s story, the course, “Treating Grief in the Veteran Population,” provides practical ways to help Veterans express their grief and loss.

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