TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- One local mother is helping others dealing with loss after losing her daughter to suicide.
Unfortunately, after a suicide, most families are left to clean-up the aftermath... especially if they can't afford to hire someone.
This is one of the reasons Christina Crist and Team of Mercy are joining forces to offer a 'biohazard scene clean-up' to grieving families.
"Studies show that individuals that are left to clean up their own devices after a loved one's death are at risk to repeat suicide up to 300%," said Crist.
Depending on the type of death, it can cost a family up to $1,000 or more.
Crist tells us that the company they've partnered up with will take care of the cleaning, and Team of Mercy will help with the cost.
If a family is unable to pay off the rest of the cost, after insurance, the non-profit will handle the rest.
After losing her daughter in 2013, she says no family should ever have to clean up after a suicide.
"To me, talking about her, helping prevent that next suicide it keeps Hannah alive. She's not here physically, but I believe spiritually, she's her through our community to help bring awareness," said Crist.
To learn more about the 'biohazard scene clean-up', click here.