Mental health begins at home – Your home base, your centre, your place of strength and support.

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Welcome to Mental Health @ Home by Ashley L. Peterson!

This blog takes a no-holds-barred look at a variety of issues related to mental health, drawing on my dual perspectives as a mental health nurse and person living with major depressive disorder.  My aim is to raise awareness about mental illness and create a community where people can feel comfortable speaking openly about mental health.

Under the Blog menu above is a breakdown of some of the recurring series/themes on MH@H.  Every week I feature guest bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution in my emerging blogger series; check out the series directory for more info.  If you’re interested in participating, I would love to hear from you!

I post weekly mental health book reviews, and I especially enjoy reviewing books by fellow bloggers.  Please get in touch if you have a book you’d like me to consider.  

In the About section you can find out the various other sites I write on.  I’m a contributor to the upcoming book The Silent Scream, a project by Maria Alfieri to raise funds for mental health charities.  To be released on Global Mental Day, October 10/19.

I’m a strong believer in speaking up against stigma, and in educating ourselves so we can make the best possible choices.  Together, we’re a force to be reckoned with.  Let’s Stop Stigma I’m excited to have you join me on this journey!


My first book, Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do by Ashley L. Peterson, is available now on Amazon

My next book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5®, will be released on September 9/19.


Book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L Peterson     Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley L Peterson book cover