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Military Loss

The Meaning of Memorial Day: A Military Widow Reflects on Life, Loss and Moving Forward

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

For so many people, Memorial Day is about the start of summer, family cookouts and trips to the beach. And while all those things celebrate the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans, for the families of our fallen troops Memorial Day is deeply personal.

Suicide in the Armed Forces: Helping Grieving Military Families Pick Up the Pieces

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

When talking about suicide prevention this month, do not forget these families or allow discomfort to make you miss their stories and message. TAPS is about honoring the life that was lived, and the service that was rendered.

Supporting Grieving Military Children: What We All Need to Know

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

November 15 is National Children's Grief Awareness Day. At the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, we take today to recognize the special challenges that military children face after losing a parent, and the strengths they carry that can help them cope with loss too.