Find out why a male sexual assault survivor doesn't think men should be involved in #metoo

Tales From The Other Side: #MeToo Is For Women

Today’s post is a different type of “Tales From the Other Side” post than usual, because it’s written from the perspective of a sexual assault survivor about his experiences as a sexual assault survivor. This series usually focuses on those … Continue reading

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Betty’s Battleground Turns One

Today January 23rd, marks the one year anniversary of my very first post, called Mommy Marching with PTSD, which was all about how and why I overcame my post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms to bring my elder daughter to Womxn’s March … Continue reading

Avery Philips returns to bettysbattleground.com to discuss ways to combat social injustice

Tales From The Other Side: How To Combat Trauma And Injustice In Everyday Life

We life in a world rife with injustice. Not only do people with post-traumatic stress disorder have to endure the initial trauma, and combat its aftermath on a daily basis; they also have to navigate a mental health structure that … Continue reading

Reblogged from HealthyPlace

(Reblog) Common Barriers to PTSD Recovery

Recovery from mental illness often begins as an uphill battle. It doesn’t help that aside from difficult symptoms, those of us living with one or more mental illness also have to combat stigma and wide-spread misinformation–all while navigating a mental … Continue reading

Positivity is not about excluding everyone who isn't happy all the time; it's about exercising compassion and discovering your best self--on bettysbattleground.com

You’re Probably Doing Positivity All Wrong

Have you ever decided you needed more positivity in your life, so you go through your social media accounts and purge anyone whose posts read as antagonistic, depressing, or negative in any way? Maybe you also dropped that friend who … Continue reading

Raising a girl is hard, but it's important to teach her to be kind to other girls. We can stop girl bullying--on bettysbattleground.com

Stop Bullying: How NOT To Raise A Mean Girl

My three-year-old girl came home from daycare with a note. Ever since our littlest has been old enough to walk and play, Anabelle, older by only a handful of months, has been a terror. Grabbing toys from her little sister … Continue reading

Learn how to heal from bullying on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: How I Recovered From Bullying

As Winter break comes to a close and those who are in school return to classes and cliques, I think it’s important to discuss the effects of an insidious phenomenon: bullying. We are raised to believe bullying is an unavoidable … Continue reading

Learn how trauma can be subjective but also differentiated on bettysbattleground.com

Trauma Is Subjective. Assault Categories Are Not.

Since the #metoo campaign went viral, many necessary and important conversations have begun. We  dragged the truth about sexual harassment and assault into the light of day, exposing the fact that a disturbing amount of people–especially women–have experienced some form … Continue reading

Learn about the relationship between anger and PTSD on bettysbattleground.com

Anger Is Everywhere in PTSD Recovery

It’s easy to know what I’m feeling at nearly any given moment, because most of the time what I’m feeling is anger. The intensity of that anger varies, sure, but it’s always there–with few exceptions. Post traumatic stress disorder is … Continue reading

Betty's Battleground slowly comes back online after a family member's hospitalization

I Haven’t Posted Since Last Year!

Hello. Did you miss me? Did you even notice I was gone? If you didn’t, it’s okay. I forgive you…this time. Just because there were all sorts of holidays and excitement and all that. But it’s true.  I have not … Continue reading