Mental Health @ Home by Ashley L. Peterson

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

Mental Health @ Home Books: Psych Meds Made Simple, Managing the Depression Puzzle, and Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

MH@H Books

Mental Health @ Home Books by Ashley L,. Peterson draws on personal and professional experience to address topics affecting people with mental illness.

Managing the Depression Puzzle, takes a holistic, everything up to and including the kitchen sink approach to dealing with depression.

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis combines info about DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and first-hand accounts to through misconceptions and stigma.

Psych Meds Made Simple explains how psychiatric medications work and how that relates to both positive and negative effects.

About the Blog

Check out the latest blog posts here!

This blog takes a no-holds-barred look at a variety of issues related to mental health.  It draws on my dual perspectives as a mental health nurse (and former pharmacist) and person living with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.  

The goal is to raise awareness about mental illness, educate around a wide variety 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 Functioning

I developed the rainbow model, shown below, to capture some of the complexity of mental illness. While sometimes people get labelled as high-functioning, in reality, there can be a wide range of experiences in terms of different symptom domains and different domains of functioning. All of those can fluctuate over time as the illness ebbs and flows.

You can find out more about the rainbow model here.

Mental Health @ Home Features

At the core of Mental Health @ Home is mental health and illness.  While I personally live with depression, the blog covers a much broader range of mental health topics.  There are also detours to other topics, including social justice and pseudoscience, plus blogging resources.

COVID-19/coping toolkit from Mental Health @ Home

This coping toolkit has a collection of tools and resources to support mental health.

Psychology resources: What Is insights into psychology series and psychological tests

The Insights Into Psychology series explores terms from psychology and related fields. There’s also a collection of psychological tests.

Mental health book reviews from Mental Health @ Home

Mental health book reviews appear weekly, and often feature books by fellow bloggers.

Social justice and equality from Mental Health @ Home

Social justice is a passion that goes hand in hand with fighting stigma. There’s no justice without justice for all.

The Science Corner: Pseudoscience, Public Health, and Media Literacy

I have a strong background in science, and like to call out pseudoscience and sketchy health practices when I see them.

Stop mental illness stigma

Fighting stigma around mental illness is a core mission of MH@H.

Suicide and Mental Illness – who to reach out to

The Suicide & Mental Illness: Let’s Talk About It page has info on suicide, crisis resources, and safety planning tools, as well as straight talk on issues related to suicide.

Community features on Mental Health @ Home: The Emerging Blogger Series and Wounded Healer Interview Series

Community is what makes blogging so special. Guest bloggers are featured in the emerging blogger series and the wounded healer interview series.

Blogging resources from Mental Health @

There are resources to support fellow bloggers on the up your blogging game page and the new blogger’s guide to WordPress, which includes a guide to the block editor.

Mental Health @ Home Store: mini-ebooks, freebies, and MH@H Books ebooks

The MH@H Store

Check out what’s available in the MH@H Store!  
It’s got my ebooks, several mini-ebooks, and lots of free downloadable resources.


Latest Posts

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

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