Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Month: March 2016

Slaying the giant

As you’ve probably gathered, I believe in God and follow Jesus. Because of that, many of my posts may contain references to my faith and what it has done for me. I’m hoping that you’ll benefit from such posts and be encouraged by them, even if you don’t have a belief in God. David of […]

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They know not what they do

I’ve been thinking – I could say almost endlessly – about forgiveness. Have I already talked to you about that here before? Am I getting tiresome to listen to? I know some people in my offline life must be. Stigma is such an ugly thing, making otherwise perfectly good “normal” people consider those who are […]

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Me too

A few days ago I received an email from someone¬† who told me that she too suffers from BPD.¬† She understands what I’m dealing with.¬† It’s so good to be reminded that I’m not alone and that there’s someone out there who cares enough to share this with me. I was glad she contacted me. […]

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From the beginning

I’ve let a bunch of you know of my BPD, something most people with such an illness would not reveal. I do so because BPD, unlike what people think, is in itself not a shameful illness. And so, I’m not going to be ashamed to talk openly with you. Why should a person be ashamed […]

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Love covers all wrongs

There’s a Bible verse that speaks about forgiveness: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8) Today I was thinking about how very true that is. When we love a person deeply, we want to forgive her. We want to try and overlook the wrongs she […]

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I learn that I have BPD

Near the beginning of this year, a couple of months after being told I have features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I decided I needed to write. I wanted to talk about my super-sensitivity and emotional pain, my unintentional inappropriate behavior, and my feelings of rejection. I wanted to share with others who might be […]

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