This Memorial Day, and Always, TAPS Offers Postvention Veteran Suicide Services

Hundreds of children of the fallen will gather over Memorial Day weekend 2022 at the TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar to honor and remember their loved ones.

Show them you care by sending them a plush Military Mascot, representing their branch of service. Heads up! These cute teddy bears are lots of things, but cheap ain’t one! Try not to get sticker shock and remember it’s for the kids.

Surviving military children attending the TAPS Good Grief Camp over Memorial Day weekend will receive a plush Military Mascot representing their branch of service. All proceeds go to support TAPS programming and resources for grieving military families. If you’d like to help a Veteran family in their time of need, click here.

About TAPS and Other Services for Veteran Suicide Postvention

TAPS provides compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one.

Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nationally and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your community and help navigate benefits and resources.

If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277).

Veteran Care Group Service Once A Soldier Likes About TAPS

TAPS Care Groups give our families what we were not designed to: connect in the real world. Once A Soldier is a digital nonprofit, meaning most of the mission happens online. TAPS Survivor Support brings grieving Veteran families together at the local level for networking and story sharing. We think that is great and many of those are families of Veteran suicide, so don’t feel any stigma if you decide to go. 

TAPS Care Groups bring the feel of TAPS into your community. TAPS Care Groups are available across the country for surviving military family members, friends and loved ones who want and need the friendly, informal support of the TAPS family in between larger events.

These local survivor support groups provide emotional support and camaraderie for military survivors. Lasting relationships can be built on common threads. Local survivor support groups are encouraging and enlightening. Many find they learn new coping skills and stress-relieving strategies by talking to others who can relate.

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.


Our Veterans are killing themselves in record numbers mostly due to PTSD. An overmatched VA can’t take care of them or their families. We will. But we need your donations. As much or as little as you can give will mean the world to these brave American families.

Veteran suicide prevention and our postvention services mirror each other. When prevention fails, we have resources for time of need, including crisis financial grants for cremation and bio-hazard clean-up. Veteran suicide leaves Veteran families with thousands of dollars of bills unpaid, mostly bank loans.

We are the only nonprofit standing with the families after a veteran suicide. Stand with us.

Our Mission: Become the preferred channel for donors, advocates and volunteers who care about veteran families left behind after a soldier suicide.