Tentative cover: A Brief History of Stigma by Ashley L. Peterson
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A Brief History of Stigma: A Writing Update

I thought I'd give you another update about how things are coming along with A Brief History of Stigma. This is one of two cover concepts I'm flip-flopping back and forth between. Both involve the cage idea, but the other one is about leaving the cage rather than being in it. The skeleton of the… Continue reading A Brief History of Stigma: A Writing Update

book cover: Managing the Depression Puzzle, 2nd ed, by Ashley L. Peterson
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Book Review – Managing the Depression Puzzle — rts

For the past several days I spent the better part of them reading the book, “Managing the Depression Puzzle” written by Ashley L. Peterson(blog: https://mentalhealthathome.org). On the first night I decided to write a review, this is something I have not done. ***I have not received compensation, or was asked to write an review of […]Book… Continue reading Book Review – Managing the Depression Puzzle — rts

2020 Year in review: Books
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2020 Year in Review: Books

In February, 2020, I published my third book, Managing the Depression Puzzle. It followed pretty rapid fire after Psych Meds Made Simple in Feb/19 and then Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis in Sept/19. The timing wasn't great for my latest book, coming out shortly before the COVID train plowed over everything. It didn't manage to… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Books

Illness treatment ad wellness promotion strategies for managing depression
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Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

One of the things I talk about in my new book Managing the Depression Puzzle is the idea of differentiating between illness treatment strategies and wellness promotion strategies.  I think it's a distinction that applies to mental illness in general.  So what's the difference? Illness treatment I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but… Continue reading Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

List of supplements that can help with depression, from Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson
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Supplements for Depression that Actually Work

Some people claim that vitamins and minerals can cure serious mental illness.  That's not what I'm talking about here.  While in general, there's not a ton of research funding for supplements and herbal products, there are a number of supplements that do have some research evidence to support their effectiveness in depression. For people with… Continue reading Supplements for Depression that Actually Work

Managing the Depression Puzzle: different pieces of the puzzle that can help with depression
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Managing Mental Illness Requires More Than One Tool

It would be nice if treating mental illness was as simple as popping a pill and carrying on with life.  But of course life (and mental illness) doesn't work that way.  Managing a chronic mental illness means drawing on multiple different tools and trying to build up the toolbox as much as possible. Earlier in… Continue reading Managing Mental Illness Requires More Than One Tool

open book with lilac sprigs
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Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output.  This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value… Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

Memoirs: to write or not to write? - graphic of a typewriter
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Memoirs: To Write or Not to Write?

I've seen other bloggers working on or publishing memoirs, and I decided a little while back that I wanted to do the same.  I even started working on writing it. Except I've started wondering if I should reconsider. There's a lot of work that would be involved in writing, publishing, and promoting a book.  But… Continue reading Memoirs: To Write or Not to Write?