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Military Grief/TAPS

Resources for Military-Related Grief

by Bonnie Carroll and Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When a loved one is killed in the line of duty, this book affirms that survivors’ grief is shaped by the unique circumstances of the death. Because military deaths are almost always sudden and violent, the traumatic nature of the loss creates a two-part grief—one focused on the manner in which the person died, the other focused on the long-term repercussions of life without this special person. This guide acknowledges the unique mixture of sadness, pride, anger, and blame that often characterizes grief after a military death, including in the event of a military suicide, and offers ideas for constructively expressing thoughts and feelings. Anyone whose life has been touched by a military death will find compassionate understanding and healing guidance in the pages of this handbook.

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On September 9th, 2010, the day Todd was killed, Jeanne’s art studio closed. Unfinished paintings sat on easels. Brushes, caked with paint rested on their palette. Four months later she again began to paint--not the normal sea related paintings; but paintings in honor and memory of her beloved son, Todd. This book relates her personal journey in learning how to navigate through her new ‘state of being’ as a Gold Star Mom with pride and a greater understanding of God’s love and grace.

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This survival guide for widows of service personnel, a first-of-its-kind, tackles the unique and complex issues arising from the death of a spouse in the military. It speaks to loss in each of the service branches, across the span of rank and rates, and offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for dealing with this life-altering tragedy. The authors expertly blend personal experience with guidance from leading experts on grief and traumatic loss and translate ten years of lessons learned into an effective guide. Short, easy-to-read chapters provide realistic profiles of widows and their responses to loss and the complications generated in the unique world of the military, as well as insight on how to make difficult decisions and cope with everyday situations. Although written primarily for the widow, this book will also prove useful to other family members, friends, and military professionals.

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By Eric Marcus. Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone. is for anyone searching for answers about the subject of suicide, whether they’re wrestling with their own thoughts of suicide, dealing with a loved one who is suicidal or has attempted suicide, or is trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a suicide. It’s a basic introductory book that covers just about every possible question someone might have.

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