Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: Harold Koenig

Long-term antidote for depression

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  113  (November 15, 2007) In their book, New Light on Depression, David Biebel, C.Min. and Harold Koenig, M.D. wrote, “Love – unconditional love – is the ultimate long-term antidote for depression, for at its core love is connected with faith and hope.” I find this a powerful statement. I believe that when […]

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What’s good about depression?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  95  (August 29, 2007) A friend sent me this quote from a book by Jonathan Zeuss, M.D.: “Depression is a quest for vision; its essence is transformation. Depression wells up and encompasses us for a time in a state of painful, dream-saturated formlessness, but its true purpose is to provide the opportunity […]

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Love, the food of life

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  60  (April 12, 2007) Psychiatrist Harold Koenig, in his book, New Light on Depression, wrote: “Love – unconditional love – is the ultimate long-term antidote for depression, for at its core love is connected with faith and hope.” I’ve liked that statement ever since I first read it. I have found out […]

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Unconditional love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  57 (April 1, 2007) I’ve been feeling very subdued – spiritual – looking for something good, something creative to bring forth from the unbalanced times I’m going through. I want to learn from what I’m experiencing, something of value that I can share with others. This is all I feel up to […]

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Unconditional love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES 16  (October 12, 2006) Harold G. Koenig, M.D., in New Light on Depression, the book he co-wrote with David B. Biebel, states that “Love – unconditional love – is the ultimate long-term antidote for depression, for at its core love is connected with faith and hope.” It’s too bad that so many […]

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