Ashley L. Peterson
Welcome to Mental Health @ Home! I’m Ashley L. Peterson, creator of this blog and author of the titles published by MH@H Books.
I worked as a mental health nurse for 15 years, working primarily with people with serious and persistent mental illness in hospital and community settings. I was a pharmacist prior to that. I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder in 2007, and since then, I’ve been passionate about generating open conversations about mental illness.
About the Blog
Mental health begins at home—your place of strength, stability, and support.
Wondering where to start? Visit the blog index, or you can find the latest blog posts here.
MH@H takes a no-holds-barred look at a wide variety of issues related to mental health and illness. It draws on my dual perspectives as a former mental health professional and person living with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. The approach is candid, pragmatic, and anti-BS.
The goal is to raise awareness about mental illness, provide information on a broad range of mental health issues, and create a community where people can feel comfortable speaking openly about mental health without fear of judgment.
First, there was spoon theory, then fork theory. But why stop there? Find out more about the whole mental illness cutlery drawer.
MH@H published weekly mental health book reviews, including books by indie authors.
The Stop the Stigma page is a great starting point to help you challenge mental illness stigma.
The Straight Talk on Suicide Prevention page has info & supports from someone who’s been there.
The Psych Meds 101 series covers anxiolytics | antidepressants | antipsychotics | mood stabilizers | sleep meds
So You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with… pulls together tips and resources for the newly diagnosed from people who’ve been there.
The COVID-19/Mental Health Coping Toolkit has a wide variety of mostly free resources.
The Mental Health Resource Directory has links to some of the best sites & apps I’ve found.
Free Mental Health Workbooks based on CBT and other therapies – here’s where you can find loads of them.
The Resources page has mini-ebooks, safety plans, guided journals, and other downloadables.