Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: emotional difficulties

Emotional problems (2019)

I felt embarrassed sharing the last post from 2009. How sick I was! Not just physically, but emotionally. Not only from bipolar disorder, but from emotional problems stemming from childhood. I found friends who showed me the greatest love I had ever known, but ended up stifling them. Is that what created so many problems […]


My current mental health (in 2019)

Although my psychiatrist says I still have bipolar disorder, I don’t feel like I do. The moods are quite different. As a result of what happened to me, I was diagnosed with features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Symptoms and ability to cope are much different. (I should mention though. I believe BPD was a […]


Comments on abandonment (2018)

In my previous post I talked about the feelings of abandonment I occasionally felt:  My worst moments are occasional feelings of abandonment. I usually experience these at night. I have a sense of doom, a chilly emptiness. There is nothing to hold on to. No hugs are tight enough to take away my sense of […]


Comments on grief (2018)

I need to interrupt my Living Room story to tell you about something I’ve learned in recent years. Through therapy I learned that a couple of friends who had been very kind had become like parents to me – giving me the kind of love my parents had not provided when I was young. I […]


I had no idea!

  See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1   I always knew I had childlike qualities – an honesty, openness, […]


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