Dylan Kyle Van der Laan 1998-2021.
To all of our friends, family, and Community of Vero Beach. Hugo, Lise Ann, Madelief, Easton and I would like to express our gratitude and love for everyone that has rallied around us during this difficult time. The love that has been sent our way is felt in our hearts and gives us strength. Dylan had recently developed bi polar disorder. His death may be labeled a suicide, but it was this terrible disease that ultimately took his life.
Dylan was one of the brightest stars in the sky. His humor, quick wit, and huge heart shined bright to everyone he encountered. He never met a stranger, always ready to help and serve others. He was never without a joke, a smile, and the warmest hugs anyone could ever imagine.
A huge hole has been created in our lives. This hole is a byproduct of the stigma of mental illness. If this can change and the focus turns to mental health rather then mental illness, others can be saved, and families hearts can remain whole.
There is always someone willing to listen and ready to help. A local nonprofit, Mental Health Association in Indian River County, operates a Walk-In & Counseling Center where children and adults in crisis can walk-in, without an appointment for immediate mental health screenings and intervention free of charge.
It’s okay to reach out. It’s OKAY to Get Help!
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The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.
Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.