MH@H Books

Mental Health @ Home Books: Managing the Depression Puzzle, Psych Meds Made Simple, and Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

MH@H Books is the publishing imprint of Mental Health @ Home.  My name is Ashley L. Peterson, 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, as well as my lived experience as a person living with depression. 

MH@H books take the same pragmatic, cut-though-the-BS tone that you’ll find here on the MH@H blog.

Read praise for MH@H Books from author Melody Finch of Caramel (Learner at Love).

Published Titles from MH@H Books

book cover: Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson

Managing The Depression Puzzle

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.


book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

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: How & Why They Do What They Do by Ashley L. Peterson

Psych Meds Made Simple 

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.


A writing update: Work in progress

Work in progress

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, and what we can do about it.

Also Available

MH@H Book series - buy 3 for a special bundle price on the MH@H Store

Mental Health Book Series

The ebook versions of all of the MH@H Books titles can always be found for the lowest available price on the MH@H Store.


A Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing from Mental Health @ Home

Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing

Want to pick my brain when it comes to self-publishing?  The Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing mini e-book contains all the knowledge and tricks that I’ve picked up from self-publishing three books.  It’s available on the MH@H Store.


Sleep Better: The Little Book of Sleep from Mental Health @ Home

Sleep Better: The Little Book of Sleep 

Sleep Better is a mini-ebook that covers a range of strategies, both medical and non-medical, to give you the tools you need to get the best sleep you can.  It’s available from the MH@H Store.

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Ashley L. Peterson’s books on Goodreads
Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do
reviews: 5
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.69)

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5
reviews: 3
ratings: 6 (avg rating 4.83)

Managing the Depression Puzzle Managing the Depression Puzzle
reviews: 1
ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)