Paying Markets for Metal Health Writers-on

The Big List Of Paying Markets: Mental Health

I’m proud to say that Betty’s Battleground has reached it’s half-year mark. I started ‘er at the end of January. The first post was about overcoming my PTSD symptoms to take my older daughter to the Womxn’s March against Trump. … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: Five Creative Writing Exercises That Helped Heal My Trauma

The week before last, I posted the Fiction Fridays finale. For those new to this blog, Fiction Fridays was a series in which I posted original short stories that I had written. I closed the series, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

15 Outdoor Activities fir Mental Healthiness on

15 Outdoor Activities To Promote Mental Healthiness In Kids + Parents

I don’t know about where you live, but I feel like the Pacific Northwest had to be dragged kicking and screaming into nice weather this year. But it finally arrived! Spring showers are coming to a close and Summer is … Continue reading

How to help the mentally ill mama in your life this Mother's

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 co-hosts the 7-day cleaning challenge by

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

The Trauma-Mama Guide To Staying Sober During Triggering

Sober After Trauma: 10 Simple Ways To Prevent Relapse When Triggered

Life is hard. PTSD is hard. Staying sober is hard. When you have PTSD, and an addiction history, and your life suddenly weaponizes against you, staying sober becomes a monumental feat. Right now, my life is a landmine of triggers. I … Continue reading

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The S/O Challenge: Ten Things I LOVE About You

I don’t usually post on Sundays. But I’m making a special exception today. My husband has been feeling down lately. Overworked, exhausted, and missing his family because he works evenings now and doesn’t get to see us much. I have … Continue reading

The Suicide Survivor’s Guide: 3 Ways to Recognize Suicidal Behavior, and How You Can Help

It has been a heavy week on Betty’s Battleground. Last Wednesday I posted the letter I didn’t write when I attempted suicide on my birthday last year. On Monday, I kicked off my guest post series “Tales From the Other Side” … Continue reading

Six Indoor Activities That You Can Do With Your Kids When You're Kinda Sorta Maybe Really Freaking Out

Mindful Mothering: Six Simple Indoor Activities To Do With Your Kids When You’re Kinda Sorta Maybe Really Freaking Out

When you live with PTSD, or any anxiety disorder, you know to be ready for an episode any day, any time. Symptoms can range from mild to severe; an episode could mean heightened awareness of other people’s micro-expressions, or it … Continue reading