Writing portfolio

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You can also check out my portfolio on Contently.

I blog under the name ashleyleia, but otherwise write under my full name, Ashley L. Peterson.  I’m a founding member and regular contributor to the Best Life Collaborative


Author of Psych Meds Made Simple, available Amazon as an ebook or paperback.

Contributor to the upcoming book The Silent Scream, a project by Maria Alfieri to raise funds for mental health charities.  Release date is set for World Mental Health Day on October 10th 2019.


Canadian Nurse (2014). It can happen to anyone: Reaching out.

I am 1 in 4 (2018). Mental illness and the dreaded job interview.

Love Kayleigh Rose (2018). Breaking barriers as a mental health nurse.

Hubpages. Various. Author page.

Medium. Various. Author page.

Mental Health Matters (2018). Evidence-based supplements for depression.

Midsummer Daydreamer (2018). Stories of Mental Illness – Ashley’s Story.

New Life Outlook (2018). My story: Ashley Peterson.

Old Cove Road (2018): Living in the present and Stigma.

Project Semicolon (2018). My name is Ashley, and this is my story.

Respect Yourself (2017). Using your voice for mental health.

Stigma Fighters (2017). Personal story.

Time to Change (2018). Ron saw through my mental illness to the real me.

Uncomfortable Revolution™ (2019 ). A Venetian romantic getaway for me and my depression. Author page.

Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal (2014). On both sides of the desk: Working as a mental health nurse with a mental illness. 

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Academic Journal Publications – A.L. Peterson

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (2016). Finding identity and meaning as a nurse with a mental illness.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2013). Integrating mental health and addictions services to improve client outcomes.

Journal of Advanced Nursing (2015). A case for the use of autoethnography in nursing research.

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (2017). Experiencing stigma as a nurse with mental illness.

Nurse Author & Editor (2013). Getting published for the first time: Tips for new graduate students.