In this episode, Dr. Ron Hirschberg talks with Presidential Medal Of Freedom recipient and Founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Maj. Bonnie Carroll. Recorded in London -June 2019 during Home Base's International Thought Leader Summit on the Invisible Wounds of War, we were honored to sit with Bonnie and discuss a life of service, the concept of complicated grief, and how love does live on after loss.
On September 7th 2020 we acknowledge National Suicide Prevention Week, which happens to include the September 11th anniversary. 9/11/2001 was a life changing day for the world, and also a day that many of our servicemembers look back on as the impetus for their own dedication to service.
As the number of individuals who die by suicide increases, so too do the number of survivors impacted by the loss. Home Base recognizes and honors the sacrifice of Families of the Fallen, to include those whose family member died in service to our country and to those who lost a loved one by suicide.
In 2017, Home Base collaborated with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to establish a first-in-the nation two-week Intensive Clinical Program (ICP) for survivors of traumatic loss. The program provides 63 hours of treatment – the equivalent of more than one year’s worth of therapy – for post-traumatic stress and complicated grief, putting our Families of the Fallen on a path of healing and hope.
We would like to say a special thank you to Raytheon Technologies, who just stepped forward with significant support for the Families of the Fallen ICP. Raytheon Technologies is leading the way, and we are deeply grateful as we would not be able to fully provide this care without the generosity of partners like Raytheon Technologies.
And if you would like to join in this effort at Home Base to provide this expert care for our military families, please go to click here, where you can also make a donation in someone’s honor or memory.
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