Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: anxiety

Bedrock under my feet

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  258 (November 21, 2009) I’m getting along not too badly. Hard to stay active though. I prefer to sit and think. To meditate. Or would you call this ruminating? Yesterday I emailed a friend telling her how I see things piling up around me that need to be done. And it makes […]

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God on my side

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  256  (November 11, 2009) My friend asked me this morning whether I’ve prayed over my anxieties, all the stuff that seems to be triggering the threat of depression right now. And I realized that I hadn’t prayed. Hadn’t even thought of praying. Pretty bad. She pointed out Psalm 37: 3-5 in particular, […]

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Living Room in good hands

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  240  (June 18, 2009) Thank God. Living Room is in good hands. We had a volunteer offer to coordinate and facilitate the July and August meetings. And many hands have offered to help with all the other details, like the lunches. I’ve had some good days and then some bad. On the […]

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Grateful in spite of…

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  73  (June 12, 2007) What a difference a couple of days can make when you’re dealing with bipolar! In my last post I sounded so strong, yet over the last couple of days I’ve started to feel an inexplicable anxiety, bordering on depression. Inexplicable, because I don’t feel fearful. Explicable perhaps, because […]

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Not myself

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  33  (December 11, 2006) I almost hate to post this. Worried someone from life in my touchable world will read and consider me unreliable. Before anyone knows, I would really like a chance to pull out of this state of irritability and this being so close to tears all the time. It […]

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6. Healthy relationships with our supporters

Controlling the urge to connect Some people have what’s called “anxious attachment” which starts during childhood. They seek approval and reassurance from others, never having a relief from self-doubt. In their relationships the feeling that they’re going to be rejected worries them and causes them not to trust. This drives them to be over-dependent. They […]

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