Year: 2021 Source: Death Studies. (2021). Published online 6 January 2021. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1866241 SIEC No: 20210087

The TAPS Suicide Postvention Model is a three-phase approach to suicide grief that offers a framework for survivors and providers in the aftermath of a suicide. This framework proposes guidance on how to build a foundation for an adaptive grief journey and creates a research-informed, proactive, intentional pathway to posttraumatic growth. The Model follows the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ peer-based model of care and has supported more than 16,000 military suicide loss survivors over the past decade. The Model is applicable to anyone grieving a suicide loss or coping with any associated trauma.