Writing portfolio

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This writing portfolio includes the books I’ve authored, other platforms I write on, and academic journal publications.  You can also check out my portfolio on Contently.

I blog under the name ashleyleia, but otherwise write primarily as Ashley L. Peterson.


Author of Psych Meds Made Simple (2019).

Author/editor of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis (2019).

Contributor to The Silent Scream: An Anthology of Despair, Struggle, And Hope by Maria Alfieri (2020).

Author of Managing the Depression Puzzle (2020).

Book covers of Mental Health @ Home Books by Ashley L. Peterson

Articles/Guest Posts

Bella Grace (June 2019). Turning outward.

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

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


Libero Magazine

Medium. Various. Author page.

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

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

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

Psychreg (2019). Blogging as a therapeutic tool for mental health.

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

Stigma Fighters (2017). Personal story.

The Mighty (2019):

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.

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. 

Vocal Media: Author page. Staff pick in Psyche: Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mental Health Professionals

Guest Appearances on Other Blogs

Blog of the Wolf Boy (2019). Behind the author.

Happiness Between Tails.

Housewife Hustle (2019). Featured blogger of the month.

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

Our DID Journey (2019). Featured Hero in the mist.

Panoramic Counseling (2019). My therapy journal.

Rainbow Warrior (2020): interviewed for the post How to Improve Your Mental Health.

Renard’s World

Secretladyspider Blog (2019). When body meets brain.

Undercover Superhero (2020). Interviewed for The reality of major depressive disorder.

Well Talk Health (2019). Interviewed for Wellness talks.

Academic Publications

Peterson, A.L. (2017). Experiencing stigma as a nurse with mental illness. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(5), 314-321.

Peterson, A.L. (2016). Finding identity and meaning as a nurse with a mental illness. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(5), 558-562.

Peterson, A.L. (2015). A case for the use of autoethnography in nursing research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 7(1), 226-233.

Peterson, A.L. (2015). Being a mental health nurse with a mental illness: An autoethnography (Master’s thesis).

Peterson, A.L. (2013). Integrating mental health and addictions services to improve client outcomes. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(10), 752-756.

Peterson, A.L. (2013). Getting published for the first time: Tips for new graduate students. Nurse Author & Editor, 23(2).