Have You Recently Lost Someone To Suicide

Experiencing the loss of a loved one to suicide can be a profouondly isolating and challenging life experience. Lemon Aid would like to help.

Our Services

Do you need assistance paying for costs associated with the loss of your loved one to suicide, or need emotional and resource support in Michigan?

Lemon Aid may be able to help with costs associated with:

  • Funerals and Memorial services
  • Granite Memorials/Headstones
  • Urns/Caskets
  • Bio-cleaning services
  • And various other services

Ethos

Six Feet Over believes everyone deserves the dignity of a respectful service after death, and that their loved ones deserve the opportunity to grieve their loss in a dignified way. Lemon Aid provides them the opportunity to not only provide these services, but to do so while also relieving the financial and emotional burdens as much as possible. Suicide loss is a complicated grief. We operate under a culture of respect, compassion and support to help guide them through their loss. Dignity first. Always.

Lemon Aid Applicant Requirements

  • Suicide loss survivors who are residents of Michigan, or their loved one was a resident of Michigan
  • Survivor experienced their loss within the last 12 months
  • Applicant must be the next of kin, or a third party and/or organization assisting the next of kin with their explicit consent
  • Death must be designated as suicide on the death certificate, or likely to be determined so, to begin the application process
    • Or
  • Marquette County residents, or loss survivors whose person died in Marquette County within the past 7 days and need biohazard clean up services

Supports Provided

Financial: We do our best to provide as much financial assistance as we can for each case. This assistance is dependent on the funds available at the time of the application. Some examples of covered services are: complete funeral services, cremation, grave markings and urns, obituaries, and death certificate copies, and various other after-death costs.

Emotional: Each case is provided a representative of Lemon Aid to help them through the process. This representative is often a specialist in mental health, which allows the survivors to have brief informal, emotionally supportive communications where the client can talk about their grief, their lost loved one, the concerns and challenges they are facing because of this loss, and sometimes just to cry.

Resource: In many situations, loss survivors are offered resources for suicide loss support- like support groups. Lemon Aid has recognized that these families have often needed much more beyond emotional or mental health support. They may need housing, insurance, job training, child care, etc. The representative working with the applicant can help them find resources that may be available to them. This service is focused on future stability and growth beyond the immediate crisis.

Apply For Help

Click below to apply and the Lemon Aid staff will follow up as urgently as possible to learn more about your needs and discuss your options.

Apply For Assistance

Michigan Intake Form

Apply for Financial Aid in Michigan

Michigan Application
Marquette County Intake Form

Apply for Financial Aid in Marquette County, Michigan.

Marquette County Application

How the Financial Assistance Works

Explore Service Providers and Acquire Quotes

If a client has not found service providers to suit their needs at the time of their initial application, Lemon Aid can assist in helping them find those appropriate service providers and gather basic quotes based on applicant specifications. Lemon Aid does not hire service providers or plan services for clients.

How

Outstanding Balance Payment

Many times, clients find us after services have been rendered and they owe a balance on those services. Lemon Aid steps in as the entity liable for payment of the owed funds if the case is approved.

How

Payment Reimbursement

We often encounter clients that have borrowed money from others, as well as using funds they may have available to them personally. Lemon Aid will work with the applicant and those who helped fund the services to reimburse them.

How


Financial Limits

ARE YOU IN CRISIS?

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you have options. Please text "SIS" to 741-741 to speak with a trained counselor; call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline; call 911; or visit your nearest Emergency Room.

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