Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
June 29, 2016
by Steve Johnson

Teen Pregnancy and Addiction: Why Suicide Becomes a Concern

An alarming number of pregnant teenagers continue to use drugs or alcohol. Sadly, substance abuse and a life-changing event (such as teen pregnancy) are also risk factors for suicide. According […]

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June 15, 2016
by Deb Buehler

She forgot who she was…

I’ll always remember a friend sharing her experience of losing someone to suicide. She spoke of her friend with love and compassion. She spoke of the excruciating mystery it is […]

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March 18, 2016
by Jeff Spear

Thoughts on My Grandfather’s Suicide (and suggestions for others)

  Last week we celebrated on Facebook the 85th anniversary of my grandfather, Harry G. Spear, becoming a citizen of the United States. What we neglected to celebrate was his […]

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August 14, 2012
by William Spear

25 Tips for Suicide Survivors

When you are grieving the suicide loss of a loved one, your emotions can run high and low from one moment to the next.  You are in turmoil and have […]

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The staff make you feel as if you were family.  They seemed concerned with our feelings.

— M.B.

Thank you for caring and all compassion extended to me, my sister and brother during my mom’s funeral…It is such a beautiful memorial that you give through the planting of an oak […]

— A. K.

Thanks for all you did to make my dad’s funeral as special as it was.  You did a great job and we appreciate all you did!

— P.E.