Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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I can no longer be quiet (2019)

Anger is a strange thing. Those who are angry are often not even aware of how they sound to others. At times anger came upon me unawares when something hurtful happened and I tried to express what I thought and how I felt. In almost all cases it was when I felt unjustly treated. My […]

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Dealing with it

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  272  (March 23, 2010) Recognizing that the up and down moods I’m experiencing are the result of anger and frustration helps I think. There are things I can do about anger, things not as easy to do with depression. I can talk about it with someone. I can resolve the source of […]

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The source of my anger (2019)

I think I’m learning what was at the bottom of my anger during the last years at my previous church. It turns out that much of the depression I experienced during all my Living Room days could very well have been anger turned inwards. I probably had far more depression during that time than was […]

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Is it anger or depression?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  271  (March 19, 2010) A few days ago my counselor suggested that the mood problems I’ve been having – the apparent depressed episodes – might actually be anger. She may be right. There are lots of things bothering me and frustrating me now-a-days. But how do you tell the difference? The very […]

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My anger develops (2019)

In the last post I wrote: Today I was once more drawn into a place that felt ugly. I had talked to a friend about something she really needed to know. She didn’t take it well and dumped a vehement response on me. I think I have lost a friend. I’m not used to being […]

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A friend’s anger

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  248  (September 7, 2009) Today I was, once more, drawn into a place that felt ugly. A problem with a friend to whom I had lovingly talked about something she really needed to know. She didn’t take it well and dumped a vehement response to it on me. I think I have […]

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Am I the “normal” me today? (2019)

As in the post I wrote in 2009, I wonder: Am I like the person I used to be? I do think I’m starting to get there and what a wondrous thing that is. Is this for real and will it continue? In November 12th last year, I lay in an emergency room bed, waiting […]

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Comment on in the company of Jesus (2019)

Copying from the previous post: “I do feel Jesus close and feel Him closer in the sharing of Him with others.” I’m very close to Jesus at times, especially when I’m in pain. I feel him close when I write about him too. But I think I feel him closest when I’m sharing him with […]

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Comment on Christian condemnation (for me in 2019)

In the previous post I wrote: “Eradicating stigma is a fight, but as Christians we need to use love as our weapon of choice, not attacking with cutting words that will hurt. Even when people hurt us, we should try not to hurt back.” Unfortunately I haven’t been able to hold to what I said […]

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Darkness before living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  173  (June 26, 2008) Tomorrow is Living Room day, but I don’t feel ready. Something happened tonight that threw a block of darkness in my way, making it hard to feel at peace. A friend misunderstood me and over-reacted, getting quite angry with me. I care about this person, so it’s hard […]

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