TAPS – Suicide Loss Survivor Guide

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides support for survivors who have experienced suicide loss. This guide highlights areas that military families may be facing and struggling with.

  • Understanding suicide
  • Emotions after suicide
  • Children and grief
  • Grief complications

Grieving Guide: Coping with Grief and Loss

Navigating through grief is filled with overwhelming emotions that are difficult to deal with. Use the information in this guide to help you in your grief journey.

  • Mourning styles and types of grief
  • Physical, emotional and mental reactions to loss
  • Helpful resources and support
  • Also Available in Spanish

TAPS Grief Guide

When someone you love dies, your life is never the same. This guide helps you understand your grief as you work your way toward living a “new normal” without your loved one.

  • Mourning styles and types of grief
  • Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual reactions to loss
  • Where to find support

TAPS – Children’s Grief Guide

The death of a family member will have a lifelong impact on children. This guide can help you understand how grief affects children, and offers ways to help children through the grieving process.

  • Challenges for Military Children
  • Coping Strategies
  • Talking to Children

Military Funeral Honors

In recognition of their sacrifices, deceased Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces are provided with a dignified military funeral known as Military Funeral Honors (MFH).

  • Eligibility requirements for MFH
  • Overview of the process to request MFH
  • Different MFH customs
  • Resources for family members and funeral directors

VA – Survivor Benefits and Services

This guide offers survivors of deceased Service members and Veterans a starting point to the many services and benefits available to them, including: Burial and honor services, counseling, allowances and reimbursements, and more.

  • VA Cemeteries
  • Financial Benefits
  • Health & Other Benefits

TAPS – Survivor Guide

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one in the Armed Forces, TAPS is here to help you. Get the emotional support you need and deserve by becoming a part of the caring TAPS family.

  • TAPS programs
  • Understand grief and trauma
  • Coping strategies
  • Help from TAPS survivors

VA – Burial Benefits for Veterans and their Families

Burial benefits are potentially worth thousands of dollars and are provided at no cost. Planning the burial of a loved one is never easy – use this guide to make informed choices today or in the future.

  • Eligibility
  • Planning ahead
  • National and state cemeteries
  • Headstones, markers and flags
  • Emblems, certificates and honors

Casualty Assistance for Family Members

This guide provides information on the benefits and entitlements you may be eligible for as the survivor of a deceased Service member, including:

  • Department of Defense benefits
  • Veterans Affairs benefits
  • Ongoing military benefits
  • Funeral/memorial service

TAPS – Suicide Loss Survivor Guide

  • About This Guide
  • In This Guide
  • Strategies to Cope with Grief
  • Emotions After Suicide
  • Understanding Suicide
  • Helping Children Grieve
  • Family Dynamics
  • Talking About Suicide
  • Spiritual Matters
  • Grief Complications
  • Thoughts of Suicide
  • Additional Support


  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Size: Pocket Guide 40-00 3.75″ x 5.5″
  • Product Code: 01-1035-100-01
  • ISBN: 978-1-62350-869-2

ARMY – Supporting Survivors

  • Welcome to SOS
  • SOS Staff
  • SOS Support Coordinator
  • Financial Counselor
  • Army Resources
  • Benefit Coordinators
  • Gold Star Advocates
  • Symbols of Honor
  • Service Flags
  • Installation Access
  • Gold Star Installation Access Card
  • Getting Your Card
  • SOS Vehicle Decal
  • Reserved Parking
  • Benefits & Entitlements
  • More Benefits & Entitlements
  • Important Information
  • Helpful Resources
  • Gold Star Family Resources
  • Other Resources


  • Pages: 20
  • Physical Size: Pocket Guide 20-00 3.75″ x 5.5″
  • Product Code: 01-1003-021-01
  • ISBN: 978-1-62350-690-2

Grieving Guide: Coping with Grief and Loss

  • Defining Grief
  • Facets of Grief
  • Mourning Styles
  • Coping with Different Mourning Styles
  • Relationship Factors
  • Death of a Spouse/Significant Other
  • Death of a Child
  • Death of a Parent
  • Death of a Sibling
  • Types of Grief
  • Normal Grief
  • Multiple Traumas
  • Complicated Grief
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Grief Following Anticipated Death
  • Grief Following Sudden Death
  • Grief Following Military Loss
  • Physical Reactions to Loss
  • Grief and Your Health
  • Grief and Your Energy
  • Coping with Physical Reactions
  • Emotional Reactions to Loss
  • Coping with Emotional Reactions
  • Mental Reactions to Loss
  • Coping with Mental Reactions
  • Spiritual Reactions to Loss
  • Coping with Spiritual Reactions
  • Finding Support
  • Family and Friends
  • Peer Support
  • Professional Support
  • How Long Will It Take?
  • Healing
  • New Normal
  • Grief Attacks
  • Taking Note of Progress
  • Helpful Resources


  • Pages: 28
  • Physical Size: Pocket Guide 28-00 3.75″ x 5.5″
  • Product Code: 01-0952-000-01
  • ISBN: 978-1-62350-843-2
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