Ashley Peterson

Nurse, mental health blogger, and person living with mental illness.  Author of the book Psych Meds Made Simple – find out more on my blog  Member of the Best Life Collaborative.

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The Mental Illness Fear Factor
5 days ago
Sadly, those who are uninformed often fear mental illness. They believe that it's unknown, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous. Those of us living with mental illness fear it too, although for mu...
When You Don't Feel What You're Supposed To
a month ago
There are certain occasions when it is socially expected that someone will feel a certain way. There are also major events that will have a strong impact throughout the world, and may end up forever e...
Hiding Under a Security Blanket
a month ago
I am an introvert. That's a trait that's come out even more strongly as I've moved through my adult life, and I've gone from being reasonably comfortable with it to fully embracing it. When my depress...
Does Social Media Hurt Mental Health?
2 months ago
Social media is playing a seemingly ever-growing role in our lives. But how does it affect our mental health? That's not such an easy answer, because it can be positive or negative, or a little bit of...
Borderline Unhelpful
2 months ago
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has tremendous stigma associated with it. That stigma doesn't just come from people who have limited knowledge of the condition, it can also come from health care...
Creating a Self-Care Box
2 months ago
Self-care is a bit of a buzzword these days. Most of us don't do enough of it, or else we don't pay enough mindful attention to it. We matter, and we deserve it! When things start to go into crisis mo...