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 under my full name, Ashley L. Peterson.



Author of Psych Meds Made Simple.

Author/editor of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis.

Contributor to the upcoming book The Silent Scream, a project by Maria Alfieri.



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.

Hubpages. Author page.

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. 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. 

Vocal MediaAuthor page.


Guest appearances on other blogs

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

Happiness Between Two Tails (2019). Thank goodness for my thera-piggies.

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.

Renard’s World

Secretladyspider Blog (2019). When body meets brain.

Well Talk Health (2019). Wellness talks.


bookshelf filled with academic books

Photo by Iñaki del Olmo on Unsplash

Academic Journal Publications

I have had work published, as A.L. Peterson, in a number of academic nursing journals, all but one of which were peer reviewed.

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.