Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: disrespect

1. Beaten to the ground

  It happened again today. I woke up to yet another hurtful memory from the past, the pain as though it happened only yesterday. I feel pain, but anger as well. And it’s intense. As intense as it was at first. I wish I knew how to make it go away. But all I can […]


Humiliated: living with borderline

  2015 – BEFORE LEAVING Lord, Why don’t people treat me like others? What’s wrong with me? They’ll not speak to me, nor am I welcome to speak. No longer are my opinions heard. Significant emails not answered. Treated as less than human, words and actions hurt deep, with no regard to feelings. Anger replaced […]



stigmatized by trusted one, teacher of God’s love, Christ’s example   I followed faithfully loved deeply those I served on God’s behalf   yet was treated as though evil disrespected in words and action the pain unbearable   why this? from one such as this?   my mental illness?    


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