Mental Health @ Home by Ashley L. Peterson

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


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

MH@H Books


My newest book, Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson, is available on Amazon and other online retailers, as well as the MH@H Store.  It’s a holistic, everything up to and including the kitchen sink approach to dealing with depression.

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Psych Meds Made Simple are the other titles from MH@H books, and they aim to cut through the stigma and misconceptions to provide accurate information about topics that affect people living with mental illness.


About the blog

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.

Mental Health @ Home is one of Feedspot’s Top 75 Mental Health Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020.

It’s also on Blunt Therapy’s Best Mental Health Blogs list, as well as the Psychreg Index of mental health blogs.


COVID-19 coping toolkit

The COVID-19 coping toolkit has lots of ideas to help you manage and support your mental health during this difficult time.


Regular 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 topics. 

Mental Health Book Reviews

The weekly mental health book reviews often feature books written by fellow bloggers.

What Is… Insights into Psychology Series

This series breaks down the meaning and background of terms from the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

Community features

The emerging blogger series features up-and-coming mental health bloggers, while the wounded healer interview series features people with mental health challenges who work in MH helping fields. 

Stop Stigma

By calling out stigma when we see it, and more importantly, speaking out and sharing our mental illness stories, we can play an important role in the fight to stop stigma.

Blogging Resources

Blogging is a continual learning process, and sharing knowledge within the community keeps the whole thing running.  Pop on over to the Blogging & Writing Tips page to find out more, or check out A New Blogger’s Guide to the WordPress Community.

The Science Corner: Debunking Pseudoscience

This sections calls out misinformation regarding public health and pseudoscientific health practices. It’s all written with the same pragmatic, cut-through-the-BS approach and a strong grounding in science. 

Recent Posts


overview of the Mental Health @ Home Store: Freebies, ebooks, and mini-ebooks

The MH@H Store

Check out what’s available in the Mental Health @ Home Store!  It’s got my ebooks, several mini-ebooks, and lots of free downloadable mental health and blogging resources.

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!