MH@H Books is the publishing imprint of Mental Health @ Home. I’m Ashley L. Peterson, BScPharm, BSN, MPN, and I write books about mental illness aimed at both people who live with mental illness and those who want to support us. I do this by combining my knowledge and experience as a mental health nurse and former pharmacist with my lived experience as a person with major depressive disorder.
My books take the same pragmatic, cut-though-the-BS tone that you’ll find here on the MH@H blog.
Published Titles from Mental Health @ Home Books
Managing the Depression Puzzle is my latest book. As with my previous books, it combines professional knowledge with personal experience.
It takes a very holistic perspective on managing depression – holistic in the true sense, incorporating multiple medical and non-medical strategies to come at the illness from as many angles as possible.
Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis explains the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 in language that is accessible and easy to understand.
What really makes this book special is the first-hand narratives from contributors who live with a variety of psychiatric illnesses. These really bring the diagnostic criteria to life, giving a well-rounded perspective on what each illness is actually like.
Psych Meds Made Simple aims to make pharmacology accessible for people who are actually taking (or considering taking) psychiatric medications, in order to empower them to make informed decisions about their treatment.
This was my first book, and it has done remarkably well, regularly ranking in Amazon’s top 10 for sales in books on psychopharmacology.
I haven’t settled on a name, much less a cover, for my current work in progress, but it’s well underway. It will be all about mental illness stigma—what it is, how it gets applied in different contexts, and what we can do about it.
Resources for Authors
If you’re thinking about publishing a book, these sites have helpful information.
- Association of Independent Authors
- Goodreads author program
- Nonfiction Authors Association