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  

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Does Social Media Hurt Mental Health?
4 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
4 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
4 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...
Why Are Psych Meds Seen as a Moral Issue?
4 months ago
For most health conditions, taking medication is typically accepted without too much fuss as a standard part of treatment. When it comes to mental illness, however, medications aren't just something w...
My Meds Make Me Fat
4 months ago
I was never the size extra-extra-small that seems to be so idealized in Western society. In my earlier adult years I was around a size 8, and I was totally content with that. I never had any interest ...
Psych Meds Made Simple
5 months ago
Medications can seem overwhelming. There are so many of them, so many possible side effects, and so much information that can be found online that may or may not be reliable. While the nitty gritty de...