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Ashley L. Peterson

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Ashley's first career was as a pharmacist, but she chose to give that up to become a nurse. While completing her nursing degree she realized that mental health resonated more with her than any other area, and she has worked in the field for her entire 14+ year career. She has published papers in a number of academic nursing journals.

She was first diagnosed with depression in 2007, and since then she has been passionate about speaking up to challenge the stigma around mental illness. She completed a Master of Psychiatric Nursing degree despite two hospitalizations while she was in grad school.

She is the author of the blog Mental Health @ Home, where she talks candidly about all things mental health-related. You can find the blog at mentalhe
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Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 is my second book and will be coming out this fall!

It will cover the DSM-5 diagnostic information for a variety of mental illnesses, including what's involved in making a diagnosis, the criteria for each diagnosis, and an explanation of what the various symptoms actually look like.  It will explain why a person's diagnoses may change o Read more of this blog post »
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Porn and the Pandemic by Joshua Shea
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Porn and the Pandemic is written by Joshua Shea, a pornography addiction educator and advocate and an addict in recovery. It’s part of a series of a collection of short books by publisher MSI Press that cover the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thi ...more
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Don't Believe Everything You Feel by Robert L. Leahy
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Don’t Believe Everything You Feel by Robert L. Leahy uses an emotional schema approach to help you manage anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools are ussd as part of this approach. It’s set up as a workbook, with a substanti ...more
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The Vintage Bookshop of Memories by Elizabeth    Holland
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The Vintage Bookshop of Memories is a novel by Elizabeth Holland.

The main character is 24-year-old Prue Clemonte. The book opens at her grandmother’s funeral. With her death, Prue becomes Lady of the Manor and owner of the village. Class tensions bet
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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
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Stand Tall Little Girl by Hope Virgo
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Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
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The nonviolent part of NVC is intended in the same way Gandhi used the term. Rosenberg writes that “words often lead to hurt and pain.” Violence is a very emotionally charged word, and I was left wondering whether labelling language as violent might ...more
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The Ups and Downs - A Bipolar Picture Book by Kat Owens
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The Ups and Downs – A Bipolar Picture Book by Kat Owens is an adult-oriented picture book, although there’s no “adult” content and it would be very appropriate to help younger people understand bipolar disorder.

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Shame Ate My Soul by Susan Walz
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Shame Ate My Soul is Susan Walz's personal story of rising above stigma, suicide attempts, addiction, and misdiagnosis, and eventually finding recovery. I've known Sue, who blogs at My Loud Whispers of Hope, since the beginning of my blogging journey
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