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The Great Trigger Warning Debate: Why I Don’t Use Trigger Warnings, Even Though I’m An Educated Liberal With PTSD

I have had PTSD, the result of severe and prolonged domestic violence, for over nine years. I am actively in therapy; I attend both one-on-one counseling and a peer support group every week. I regularly engaging in mindfulness practices like yoga, … Continue reading

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Book of the Weeks 5/22-6/4/2017: “Oryx and Crake”

by Margaret Atwood When I was fifteen, I dropped out of high school. I did it for a number of reasons; high school sucks, everyone knows that. But the biggest reason, the crucible factor, was methamphetamine. I had begun to … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays FINALE

You read that title right. It’s the last Fiction Fridays. The Grande Finale… I would have loved to keep it going, but people haven’t been responding to the prompts. People have, however, been responding to my guest post calls. Bumping … Continue reading

How surviving rape and developing PTSD has kept me poor-bettysbattleground.com

Rape, Trauma, Money: The Economics of my Mental Illness

Even if I don’t exactly remember the day, my mother has told the story enough times to imprint what looks like a memory into my mind. We’re at my elementary school playground. It’s a mild, overcast day, because it’s Seattle, … Continue reading

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Parenting with Mental Illness: Sheila (CPTSD+Bipolar Affective Disorder)

It’s Monday, and today Monday means yesterday was Mother’s Day, and now it’s over. Is anyone else glad about that? Don’t get me wrong…it wasn’t a bad Mother’s Day…my husband made me fancy-ingredient gourmet waffles and changed (most of) all … Continue reading

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Off-Fridays Mental Illness Blog Share, Week 1: Mothers with Mental Illness

Hey hey! It’s Friday! If you’re looking for the current Fiction Fridays prompt, check here. Last week I decided to make Fiction Fridays biweekly rather than weekly to give YOU more time to enter to be featured on this here front … Continue reading

How to help the mentally ill mama in your life this Mother's Day-bettysbattleground.com

7 Soothing Mother’s Day Suggestions for the Mentally Ill Mama In Your Life

Today my daughter came home from daycare with paint on her hands. Not an uncommon occurrence and I didn’t think much of it, but when I was helping her wash it off, she looked at me with a big grin … Continue reading

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Book of the Weeks: 5/8-5/21/2017 “Steering The Craft”

Book of the Weeks 5/8-5/21/2017 “Steering The Craft” by Ursula K. Le Guin Happy Monday! Do you grumble at that sentiment? Are Mondays grueling, groggy days during which you are forced to drag yourself through the workday while shaking off weekend … Continue reading

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Clean Your Way To Being Less Stressed! by Sincerely, Jacqueline

Clean your way to being Less Stressed – 7 Day House Cleaning + Makeover Challenge by Sincerely Jacqueline Whaaaaat is it an alternate dimension? It’s a post on Sunday…Betty’s Battleground never posts on Sunday! Well, except that one time. While … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays 9: A Gathering of Geniuses

It’s Fiction Fridays numero 9! And it’s also the last weekly Fiction Friday. What did you feel when you read that? Sadness, relief, or apathy? If you felt relief I can’t help you, but if you felt sadness, it’s the … Continue reading

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Blogger Recognition Award-2017

Once again Maria, the mama with PPD who I interviewed last month, has proven herself to be a rare and amazing new friend. I woke up from a nap on Friday evening, loaded on antibiotics and cough medicine, and did what … Continue reading

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Tales From the Other Side: “When It Happens To Your Child”

When It Happens To Your Child I have written a lot on my blog about the trauma I have experienced. I have written about the ways trauma has affected my day to day life,  and how it haunts my interpersonal … Continue reading