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!

psych meds made simpleThis 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.  

Besides this blog I write on a number of other platforms; you can find out more in the  About section, which includes my Writing portfolio.  I’ve also written a book, Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do by Ashley L. Peterson.  My next book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, will be released this fall.

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!




"When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength"