Betty’s Battleground: A blog about life after trauma


“Betty’s Battleground is driven by a mission to reveal–through radical honesty–the human truth behind the PTSD, addiction, and mental illness stigmas; and to offer community, relief, and understanding for parents struggling to cope with the demands of raising children while combating the effects of trauma or mental illness. Armed with truth and a platform to share it, together, we can #endthestigma.”

Legal Stuff

General Disclaimer

Betty’s Battleground is a blog by an abuse survivor who lives and parents with PTSD. While we occasionally host guest pieces by mental health professionals, this blog is not intended to replace the advice of professionals. All information posted here or disseminated through the subscriber newsletter is solely opinion, posted for informational purposes only. It does not reflect or replace expert opinion. It does not come with any warranties and your use of this website does not constitute or establish a contractual relationship with Elizabeth Brico or Betty’s Battleground.  If you believe that you have PTSD or another mental illness, we encourage you to seek the help of a professional.

Persons Disclaimer

Betty’s Battleground is a blog about truth. I will occasionally talk about actual persons; however, the names and details for non-consenting parties have been changed. Betty’s Battleground will never post names, details, contact information, or identifiable photographs without express permission from the parties involved.

Third Party Disclaimer 

Betty’s Battleground occasionally posts links to other websites and blogs which provide expanded content related to a post topic; we have no creative affiliation with or control over content published by these outside sources. While we take care to vet the sites which we link to, we ultimately take no responsibility for content posted on third party websites, including those linked on the Resources + Links page.

Affiliate Links Disclaimer

In 2017 Betty’s Battleground participated in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Posts published in 2018 will no longer include affiliate links but some active links may still appear on older posts, which will be individually marked as such.

Sponsored Posts and Links Disclaimer

Betty’s Battleground may sometimes include sponsored links within content, or publish a sponsored post. A sponsored link is defined as a link provided by a paying sponsor to be placed within blog content, and a sponsored post is a post that is written by a paying sponsor, or which Elizabeth Brico or another Betty’s Battleground representative has been paid to write and publish. Payment may consist of money or complimentary products. All sponsors are vetted for content appropriateness and web safety, though they are also subject to the other disclaimers listed on this page. Not all links in the blog are sponsored. Pages with sponsored links will be disclosed. Betty’s Battleground active sponsors include: BetterHelp.com


All information posted on the bettysbattleground.com domain, and in the subscriber newsletter, is property of site author Elizabeth Brico, excepting media otherwise attributed or guest posts as covered in the Guest Post Info page.  All rights reserved.


Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. We will never sell your information. We will never share your information except as expressly discussed within the context of a guest post or interview. Betty’s Battleground’s mission is to strengthen the mental health community; we will never abuse any information you provide to us. However; do keep in mind that we are not a medical establishment and therefore not subject to HIPAA laws, for example. You have the right to withdraw your subscription at any time. You have the right to decide not to participate in a guest post or interview at any point prior to publication. Once a piece becomes published, it becomes the property of Betty’s Battleground and you may no longer request it’s removal. If you feel that the information in an interview or guest piece is making you unsafe, contact site author Elizabeth Brico: bettymama206@gmail.com. This website is not responsible for the privacy practices of third party sites.

Comment Policy

Betty’s Battleground loves and encourages comments on posts, and welcomes respectful discourse and feedback on any topics discussed on the blog; however, we reserve the right to moderate and delete comments which appear to be abusive, and to edit links out of comments if they do not relate to the site content. We will never change your words or attribute a comment to your name which you did not write. Your comment remains your property, but be aware that the act of submitting your comment grants publication licensure to Betty’s Battleground.This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, and royalty-free. You grant Betty’s Battleground, and site author Elizabeth Brico, the right to store, transmit, display, use, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, in a presentation, in a class, or in a video. Betty’s Battleground respects the safety and privacy of all our readers, but please be advised that if you leave information pertaining to an open legal case or which appear harmful or threatening to others, Betty’s Battleground has the right to turn it in to the proper authorities. Approval of a comment to the site is not an endorsement of the opinion posted; Betty’s Battleground does not claim legal or other responsibility for information submitted by site users in the comments.


Quotations no longer than three paragraphs, or about 350 words, may be taken from the site with attribution as such: “copyright Elizabeth Brico, bettysbattleground.com.” The attributive link must be active and should direct back to the specific page from which the quote was taken, unless the quote is in hard copy and cannot be linked as such. If you would like to re-print more than three paragraphs of unique content from Betty’s Battleground, you must contact Elizabeth Brico at bettymama206@gmail.com and must obtain express written consent prior to publication.

You may share as many post or page links as you would like, and we encourage you to do so!

Further questions? E-mail Elizabeth Brico; I am happy to connect with you!