Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: finding meaning

A reason for living

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  262  I’ve been thinking: I feel my best when I’m doing things for other people. When I’m living for something more than just myself. When I’m feeding into other people’s lives. And isn’t that the answer for all of us who have trouble finding a reason to live? Isn’t that the best […]

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Unable to work

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  219  (January 20, 2009) Someone who has bipolar disorder and hasn’t been able to work for awhile wrote: “I personally feel discouragement, a loss of identity, and a lot of shame & guilt having been off work for this long.” I can well remember similar feelings – actually throughout most of my […]

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Comment on finding meaning (2018)

I need to comment here. There is a problem when poor health takes away the meaning in life you once had. When the joy you once experienced in the work you had loved can no longer be found. When opportunities become limited because of disability. Such a situation can create greater depression than before. I […]

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