Stephanie Schroeder is a regular contributor here on Lesbian Life. She's been writing movie reviews for us here for years. I first knew of Stephanie because we both write for Curve magazine. I've admired her writing and her conviction to take controversial stands on political issues and stick to them. One thing I didn't know about Stephanie, until I read her book, Beautiful Wreck, is that she struggled with depression and mental illness. In fact, she attempted suicide three times. She hopes that by telling her story, she will help others who also struggle with mental health issues and those who love them. Stephanie shares a bit of her story with us and tell us more about why she wrote this memoir.