Growth and Hope after loss: How TAPS facilitates posttraumatic growth in those grieving military deaths

Melinda Moore, Jerry K. Palmer, Julie Cerel, Kim Ruocco

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Abstract

We examined posttraumatic growth for 691 participants of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Peer mentors of bereaved individuals experienced greater posttraumatic growth (PTG) and reported higher psychological health than those who were non-peer mentors. Active involvement in TAPS and resilience consistently and positively predicted all types of PTG. These prediction models were far stronger (R2, AIC) for the suicide-bereaved sample than those bereaved by other causes, and post-hoc analyses suggest suicide-bereaved benefitted more than those bereaved by other causes from active participation in TAPS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number996041
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research conducted was supported by funds from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2022 Moore, Palmer, Cerel and Ruocco.

Keywords

  • military
  • military families
  • peer mentor
  • peer support
  • suicide
  • suicide bereavement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)

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