What is it like for someone with PTSD to experience success? Find out on bettysbattleground.com

Fame, Fortune, and PTSD: Am I Enjoying My Success?

I’m going to make a somewhat embarrassing admission. Well, it would be embarrassing if most people did not already know it about me. Ever since I was a wee gal, I have wanted to be famous. Specifically, a famous writer. … Continue reading

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12 Articles You Need To Be Reading NOW

Heya, it’s time for some reading recommendations. And because I don’t have an author interview to feature, that means some blog post and article links rather than a book review. I’d say sorry, but I’ve seen my blog stats. Y’all … Continue reading

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Healing Words: Overcoming The Complacency Trap In Sobriety

Today’s guest post comes from a young man who has gone through addiction and come out the other side. But he writes today to remind us that sometimes the “other side” is not as clear-cut as we may believe. Complacency … Continue reading

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The “Opioid Crisis” Is Not A War Against Pain Relief

I just encountered a disturbing phenomenon. Maybe I’m the last kid on the bus to notice this, but apparently there’s a sect of chronic pain patients who are opioid crisis deniers. They feel that the deaths of drugs users is … Continue reading

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Parenting with Mental Illness: Andolina (Major Depressive Disorder)

I am honored to introduce Andolina as this month’s Parenting with Mental Illness interviewee. She’s a beautiful young mother who lives with Major Depressive Disorder and moderate anxiety. She also lost her father to suicide. I can only imagine what … Continue reading

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Is Your Obsession With Grammar Hurting Your Writing?

As many of you are already aware, writing is a very important part of my life. If you check out the tagline, this blog isn’t just about PTSD and mental illness, it’s about living and parenting with PTSD. Living and … Continue reading

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An Untold Story From 9/11

When the first airplane hit the Twin Towers, I was thirteen years old. It was still early in Seattle, and I was getting ready for school. I heard about it on The End, the local angsty rocker radio station. It … Continue reading

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Healing Words: An Author’s Search For Trauma Recovery Through Writing

Hey readers, I apologize for missing my Wednesday post this week, but I’d like to call your attention to the article I was busy working on instead. When I was pregnant and on methadone, I was caught in the Front … Continue reading

Labor Day Ranting: A Compendium Of Bullshit

It’s Labor Day, so I’m gonna take a break from the structured blog posts I’ve been writing and just rant a little. Which I really need because I don’t really have any other legit medium to rant anymore. I don’t … Continue reading

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6 Common Compliments That Undermine Mentally Ill Women

2017 is a very cool time to be living when it comes to feminism. There is still a ton of work to be done, but it’s definitely awesome that everyone who reads anything knows about feminism. Even people whose reading … Continue reading