Mental Health @ Home

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Ashley L. Peterson, author and creator of Mental Health @ Home

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, and am a former pharmacist. I began my journey as a “crazy” person when I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder in 2007, and have been challenging stigma ever since.

About the Blog

Mental health begins at home—your place of strength, stability, and support.

Wondering where to start? Check out 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.

rainbow model of mental illness symptoms and functioning

I developed the rainbow model to capture some of the complexity of mental illness symptoms and level of functioning.

Psych Meds 101 series from Mental Health @ Home

The Psych Meds 101 series covers anxiolytics | antidepressants | antipsychotics | mood stabilizers | sleep meds

The mental illness cutlery drawer: spoon theory, fork theory, knives, and more

First, there was spoon theory, then fork theory. But why stop there? Find out more about the whole mental illness cutlery drawer.

Ways to share your mental health story

Mental illness is important to talk about, and there are plenty of ways to share your story.

Therapy tools for mental health - graphic of toolbox and psi symbol

To effectively manage your mental health, it’s important to have good tools in your toolbox. These therapy tools can help.

Mental Health @ Home Download Centre: mini-ebooks and mental health resources

Stop by the MH@H Download Centre for downloadable mental health content and other resources.

Mental Health @ Home Features

At the core of MH@H is mental health & illness. Weekly mental health book reviews often feature books by fellow bloggers and other indie authors. There are also detours to other topics, including social justice and pseudoscience, plus blogging resources to support others in their blogging journey. You’ll find more under the Resources menu at the top of the page.

Mental illness: Stop the stigma - graphic of face and megaphone with the words "speak up"
COVID-19/mental health coping toolkit from Mental Health @ Home
Straight talk on suicide - graphics of phoenix and semicolon
Mental health resource directory from Mental Health @ home

I’m a strong believer in speaking up to stop the stigma around mental illness.
Together, we’re a force to be reckoned with.
I’m excited to have you join me on this journey!

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