People with PTSD can't just get over it--here's why

(Reblog) PTSD Stigma: Why People with PTSD Can’t “Just Get Over It”

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stigma is alive and well. If you have PTSD, you’ve probably heard someone tell you to “just get over” your trauma. Maybe it was a well-meaning friend or family member, like my father who was frightened … Continue reading

Can helplessness offer lessons for healing? Find out in this blog post by Elizabeth Brico

(Reblog) How Feeling Helpless Helps My Trauma Recovery

How feeling helpless helps my trauma recovery? Yes–you read the title correctly. The subject of this article is helplessness as a form of healing. If that sounds completely counter-intuitive to you, you’re not alone. I’m sure that if I had come across … Continue reading

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(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

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

Find out who won Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie and then how to cope with unhealthy influences on

How To Cope With Unhealthy People In Your Life + “My Fair Junkie” Winner!

Today I want to reblog my latest post on HealthyPlace about dealing with unhealthy people, and also talk about a couple other things. We Have A Winner! The first and most exciting matter today is that we have a winner … Continue reading

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(Reblog) What To Expect When You And Your Partner Both Have PTSD

  Does your partner have posttraumatic stress disorder? Do you as well? Living in the aftermath of trauma is difficult enough on its own, but navigating a relationship in which both partners have PTSD can be an emotional minefield. My husband and … Continue reading

learn about creating protective rituals in this article by Elizabeth Brico

(Reblog) Protective Rituals Help Combat Holiday Stress

Seasonal holidays involve many inherent rituals, but have you considered creating your own protective rituals? I had the opportunity to discuss rituals–both helpful and harmful ones–with psychologist Stanton Peele while researching an article I wrote about addiction for Vice. He describes … Continue reading

HealthyPlace reblog by Elizabeth Brico

(Reblog) Kids Can Be A Trigger For Parents With PTSD

Whether or not a person chooses to have kids is highly personal. Becoming a parent is life-changing–in ways that are both uniquely rewarding and highly stressful. Each of us should be allowed to make that decision individually, regardless of our … Continue reading

Learn more about sexual harassment and PTSD

(Reblog) Does Sexual Harassment Affect Rape Survivors?

The #MeToo hashtag campaign has exposed the fact that sexual violence is a significant event in the lives of most women. One of the most common forms of this violence is sexual harassment. A few examples of sexual harassment are catcalling, suggestive … Continue reading

PTSD and violence reblog from HealthyPlace blogs

(Reblog) Does Having PTSD Make You Violent?

I want to begin this post by offering my condolences to those affected by the recent Las Vegas shooting. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. I hope that you are able to access the care and support … Continue reading

Read about how PTSD is unfair, but you can heal anyway, on HealthyPlace

(Reblog) PTSD Is Unfair: Here’s How To Heal Anyway

I don’t usually do this, but today I published my first “real” post on HealthyPlace,  besides my introduction of course. I wanted to share it with you, because it’s about something that ruled my life for many years–the unfairness of … Continue reading