About

Ashley L. Peterson

Mental health blogger and author

Welcome!  My name is Ashley Leia Peterson, and I blog under the username ashleyleia.  Mental health plays a huge role in both my work and personal life.  I’m a mental health nurse and I also have major depressive disorder, for which I’ve been hospitalized multiple times.

I’ve chosen to share my own experiences to raise awareness about mental health issues and combat stigma.  The more we talk about mental health issues the better – on so many levels.  It is the strongest weapon we have in the fight against stigma.  Let’s start this conversation!

I’m the author of Psych Meds Made Simple: How and Why They Do What They Do, which is available on Amazon.  More info is available on my book page.

I’ve written for a number of different sites, and you can find more of my writing in my writing portfolio.

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I’m a member of the Best Life Collaborative, a group working together to create our best lives.  Come on over and have a look at our site!