Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: disbelief

They don’t matter

  Problems arise when accusations made by mistreated people with mental illness are discredited – when what they say is not believed. When they’re not treated as “real” human beings. They become fair game for those who hold a stigma. Those who might become cruel. Abusers think: “Why worry about how I treat them? If […]

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Why listen to him?

  The Jews who heard these words were again divided. Many of them said, “He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?”  But others said, “These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”   John 10:19-21   Have you ever felt […]

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Who says I’m out of my mind?

  Who is saying things like that about me? Is it a person with a medical degree? Is it a therapist who has treated me for a long time and knows me? If it isn’t one of these telling others I’m not in my right mind, it should not be believed. If someone is guessing […]

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