Psych Meds Made Simple book cover

Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple

Thanks so much to Casey for this amazing review of my book!

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I’ve never written a book review for my blog before.  But after reading this book, I was compelled to write one on Ashley from Mental Health @ Home’s book, Psych Meds Made Simple.

Psych Meds Made Simpleby Ashley L. Peterson

Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do is a psych medication guide written by Ashley L. Peterson. Ashley has a pharmacy degree as well as a Master of Psychiatric Nursing degree.

There was nothing about this book that I disliked, so instead of a normal review I’m going to go over what I loved about this guide.

  1. The Introduction: In the introduction, Ashley brings up the stigma on mental illness and the use of psych medication. Normally, an introduction isn’t one of the more memorable parts of a book but Ashley’s views on the use of medication is honest. She explains the difference between…

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Revenge of Eve title: A New Rainy Day and an Idea

A New Rainy Day

Revenge of Eve has an idea for an amazing art project to promote healing from child/youth molestation.

Revenge of Eve

Today has started

Today I have woke in a significantly better space. My sleep was a bit restless as I tossed and turned. An idea came to mind about creating a canvass and that idea kept me thinking about my own experience. Not an experience that I wanted to keep me awake, I will say that. One of being molested at the age of fourteen. I was a willing participant in the act but I can’t help but to think of how sick the 32 year old man was/is. Although I was willing how can a man for one minute believe that a fourteen year old knows what she is doing when it comes to sex and the activities that it involves. It is disturbing to say the least. Disturbing that I thought it was cool that a man of his age would want anything to do with a young…

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~💚~ Welcome to Mental Mingling ~💚~ Mental Health Awareness Month Meet & Greet! Week #2 May 10, 2019 💚

For Mental Health Awareness month, Beckie is holding a mental health blogger meet and greet.

Beckie's Mental Mess

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Hello!  Welcome to “Mental Mingling” The Second out of five weeks where you get to meet old and new bloggers alike in the mental health community.

I had started this a year ago, and I found that it was a great resource to all bloggers that deal with mental illness/disorders to meet one another, learn about one another’s stories, show support toward your fellow blogger, make acquaintances, and in most cases… Make Very Dear Friends! 💚

Week 2, Was a sensational hit!  Without further ado, I’d love to introduce you to your fellow mental health blogging community! 

May 10, 2019, R.S.V.P.’s Are As Follows:

Nova of “Nova’s Namaste 365 Online”

https:/mynamaste365oline.blog

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Clive of “Bipolar? It’s Not All Doom and Gloom”

https://clivewebb65.blog/home/

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Penny of “Penny Wilson Writes”

https://pennywilsonwrites.com/

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Wrae M. Sanders of “One Blog. One Day At A Time”

http://www.wraemeredithblogs.wordpress.com/

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Johnzelle of “Perfectly Imperfect”

Feel free to…

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Revenge of Eve So you know

So You Know

It's time for So You Know (SYK) on Revenge of Eve. Guidelines: Create a post on your site answering the following questions OR post your answers in the comments. If you publish a post, pingback to any S.Y.K post. This week's questions: How was your weekend? Honestly. Describe the clothes you are wearing now. Is … Continue reading So You Know

~💚~ Welcome to Mental Mingling ~💚~ Mental Health Awareness Month Meet & Greet! #1 May 3, 2019 💚

For Mental Health Awareness Month, Beckie is helping mental health bloggers meet one another.

Beckie's Mental Mess

Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.- - Unknown - Inspirational Mental Health Awareness Quotes #quotes #quote #happyquotes #postivequotes #inspirationalquotes

Hello!  Welcome to “Mental Mingling” The first out of five weeks where you get to meet old and new bloggers alike in the mental health community.

I had started this a year ago, and I found that it was a great resource to all bloggers that deal with mental illness/disorders to meet one another, learn about one another’s stories, show support toward your fellow blogger, make acquaintances, and in most cases… Make Very Dear Friends! 💚

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May 3, 2019, R.S.V.P.’s Are As Follows:

Barb of  “Bipolar Barb”
http://bipolarbarb.com

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Ashley of “Mental Health @ Home”

https://mentalhealthathome.wordpress.com

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Angela of “I Am My Own Island”
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Ummi of “Too Sweet Site”
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Smita aka dharkanein of “My Expressions”

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Liz of “My Well Being And Learning Journey”

https://mywellbeingandlearningjourney.wordpress.com

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Candace of “Revenge of Eve”

https://revengeofeve.com

Alright, Folks, if you would like to partake in the…

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Petz Interviews – Casper 69

My baby is famous! Check out my girl Casper’s Petz Interview with Scrappy and Rory from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

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Casper

Personal Details

1] Your Name?  

“Casper.”

2] What do you call your 2-leggeds?

“Mama.”

3] What species of animal are you?

“Guinea pig.”

4] What colour/s are you [if applicable]

“White like Casper the ghost.”

5] How old Are You?

“Mom isn’t sure, but she thinks I’m about 2.”

6] Do you live inside or outside and more importantly – do you run your household or share in the decisions?  

“My sisters and I live inside, and Mama does what we tell her to do – at least most of the time….”

7] Have you always lived with your 2 – leggeds [as in from young]?

“I was a guinea pig Harry Houdini when I was little, so I escaped from my first female.  Then Mama came to get me from the shelter.”

8] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the…

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Please enter my giveaway!

Check out this giveaway to win a copy of Meg Kimball’s book Unraveled!

You can read my book review of Unraveled here.

Why does bad advice happen to good people?

Everyone, please enter my giveaway for Unraveled! Tell your friends! Win a paperback!

The giveaway’s only valid in the US and Canada. My apologies for that. Goodreads didn’t allow me to select any other countries. Granted, they’re trying to save me money on shipping costs, which I guess is nice of them. 

Enter for fun, enter for luck! This novel is about schizophrenia and past lives, being psychic versus being psychotic. It’s a YA psychological thriller which takes place at a mental hospital. I’ve gotten off to a slow start with promoting it, but it’s entered into an indie contest (results to come), and I’m excited about this giveaway.

Tell your friends! Ten people are guaranteed to win… you may as well be one of them!

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Johnzelle Anderson mental health article promotion

I’m using my love of blogging to start my business!

Looking for someone to write for your therapy blog? Check out this new venture from Johnzelle of Panoramic Counseling.

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Happy Sunday,

I’ve been very active in blogging this week because it’s such an exciting time. My business, Panoramic Counseling, is opening its doors in one week!

As I continue to learn about online marketing, I have learned about the power of blogging in building a business. A business website is like your online storefront. As I set up my website and started posting mental health blog content, I came up with an idea. Why not help other therapists and providers enhance their web presence through blog writing services?

Below is the result!

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In my first month of running my business, I plan to do a lot of blogging about mental health over on my therapy site but I’m also going to connect with other businesses to contribute to their influence and voice within the mental health community by writing posts for them.

I’m so happy to share this with…

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Book Review: Psych Meds made Simple by Ashley Peterson

Well this is exciting – the 2nd review of my book today! Thanks Marie!

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Psych Meds by Ashley

It’s been a long while I reviewed a book on my blog, but I have been reading many without being bitten by the ‘review me’ bug lol. Ashley’s book has gotten the ‘review me’ bug biting my fingers again. The book is simply one I had to read and make as many as notes as possible, the total being 65 highlighted notes. It is on the basis of these that I review this very important book mental health users and carers would do well to read.

The goal of the book is very clear as follows: The goal of this book is to demystify psychiatric medications and give people living with mental illness, as well as those who support us, the knowledge to make the best possible decisions when it comes to medication.

With the above in mind, I read the book as the project manager I am…

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Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley L Peterson book cover

Book review: Psych Meds Made Simple

Thanks to Johnzelle for this amazing review of my book!

Perfectly Imperfect

Ashley Peterson writes one of my favorite blogs, Mental Health at Home. For her 40th birthday last week, she was kind enough to offer her new book, Psych Meds Made Simple for free!

Ashley is a former pharmacist and currently works as a mental health nurse. I admire that she writes from a professional perspective and from a personal stance, as she lives with mental illness.

What did I gain from this book?

“The goal of this book is to demystify psychiatric medications and give people living with mental illness, as well as those who support us, the knowledge to make the best decisions when it comes to medication.”

Ashley achieved this goal. The book itself was very user-friendly. I’m a therapist and I can see myself referring to this book as I work with clients who are receiving medication management.

I wish I would’ve had this book when…

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book covers for Kaleidoscopic Beauty and I Am the Stars in the Sky by Karen Horsley

Reviews please

Blue Sky Days 365

Hi friends, if you downloaded my book/books on the recent free promotion, would you be so kind as to pop a review on Amazon… it doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece, short and sweet is absolutely fine.

I’ll just pop this reminder up here every so often.

Huge thanks, love you all 😉

Karen x

Both covers

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I Am Not Satisfied with the Lack of Suggestions (repost)

Revenge of Eve wants to know your favourite mental health charity!

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Time is running out!!!


Yo, Yo, Yo…

Quick Question. I know that I will donate a set percentage of my sales to a charity every month. Then I got to thinking that it would be better for me to reach out to ya’ll and ya’ll could give me your preference and help spread the word. There may be smaller, more personal to you charities that you would love to see a monthly donation go to and I would love to do so!!!

Here’s what needs to go down

The charity must benefit the mental health community.

The organizer of the charity cannot make any money off of the charity for personal gain or for employment (they cannot receive a check from the charity funds).

The charity can provide funding, assistance, therapy, education, or entertainment for those with mental illness, ie group gatherings/movie meetups, no matter the foundation reason, if the…

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