Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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Why the increased stability?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  106  (October 22, 2007) My husband says that he has never seen me so emotionally stable in the 42 years he has known me. This has been a very good year for me, with only two months of true depression. This depression was relatively mild. I continued to function and Living Room […]


“What I wish my pastor knew about bipolar”

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  80  (July 10, 2007) Yesterday someone googled the above and found my blog. I thought I would write on this to see if I can help by letting this person know roughly what I told my pastor when I first started coming to the church I’m now a happy member of. My […]


Befriending your sickness

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  70  (May 22, 2007) I’ve almost finished reading a great book by Mark Buchanan called The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. Something he said hit me hard and made me look at something I’ve never considered before. He said, “It’s the most natural thing to befriend your sickness, […]


Living without shame

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  65  (April 26, 2007) At Living Room tomorrow I’m going to open a discussion on stigma and how it has – or has not – affected us. I’m sure everyone will have stories of when they’ve been hurt or misunderstood. I believe stigma is the greatest enemy of those who live with […]


Living with borderline: part 6 – searching for light

  A sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them […]


Am I crazy?

  Do you know how God controls the clouds     and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised,     those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? Job 37:15-16 When joy overwhelms you and there’s no one with whom you can share it, what do you do with it? When you can’t […]

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