Robin Williams photographed in 1999

Because I’m Happy

I get the phrase “You always seem so happy” and “You’re so funny all the time” a lot whenever I tell someone that I struggle with depression and suicidal thinking. Some people receive the news completely out of right field. I guess this is due to how they have been perceiving me based on my actions…

laurareillayblog

Emerging from a suicidal mindset to a life of hope

Since the death of Robin Williams I’ve been thinking a lot about suicide. Not attempting, but my own experiences with suicide. A large part of my testimony involves being terribly sad and secretly suicidal. But I tend to brush over it because I have a lot of pride in that area, and talking about it makes me feel…

Read The BLOG

Still.

“Still?” He replied with the look of absolute appalled confusion on his face. “Yeah.” I said. ” Almost everyday. Almost every hour. It sucks.” “Oh…” was all he could say in that moment. That moment of clarity, that moment of confusion, that moment of discomfort as he stared out the front window of a Chipotle restaurant…