Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: depression

Bring the sun out

For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. Romans 14:7  Have you ever felt there was no point to anything? Maybe you felt bored? Miserable? No longer fully alive? You might be thinking, “Is this all there is?” Maybe some of you are feeling this way today. […]

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Moving on

  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 These verses, part […]

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Our need for each other

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love makes up for many of your faults. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay for the night. God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help […]

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He will quiet us

In the past, this Scripture has been very important to me. Repeatedly reading it saw me through a very dark time. The Lord your God is in your midst,     a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness;     he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with […]

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Amazing!

It’s so totally amazing how an absolutely dreadful day of suffering on the sofa – a 4 out of 10 Christmas Eve – can be followed by an absolutely wonderful 8 out of 10 Christmas Day! This is not to be taken for granted. Must thank God for it and – in doing so – […]

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Oh to be an island!

One of the worst things about depression is to see how your partner is affected. It’s the way it gets him down as well. You end up feeling guilty. So now you have depression and guilt. It’s a double whammy. It would be nice to just be able to pull inward, letting no one bother […]

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Grieving evermore

This morning – as it has been increasingly so – I am grieving the prejudice that exists towards people with mental illness. And experiencing it firsthand in a way I never have before, I’ve come to know the deep pain that comes with it. Too often now I’m doubting my self-worth. I’m feeling the hopelessness […]

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