Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Month: September 2022

Healing of the wounds

EXCERPTED FROM JUSTICE FOR ALL – CHAPTER 9, NELSON MANDELA How many of us have wounds that need healing? The great people featured in Justice for All have shown us how injustices can be overcome—in our own lives and, on a grander scale, in the world. They have much to teach us. Nelson Mandela gives […]

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The best way to reduce mental health stigma

LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF THOSE WHO LIVE WITH IT Trying to reduce stigma by having educators teach us about mental illness, only serves to show people how we’re different. It’s only by hearing from people who live with it—only by hearing how they’re hurt by stigma and discrimination—that compassion can grow and understanding reached. […]

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It’s not the end of the world? Really?

THE EFFECTS OF STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION In 1999, I published a book encouraging those who, like me, had mental health issues. In an effort to encourage them, I wrote, “It’s not the end of the world.” I worked hard, trying to make the world a better place for them—in 2006, founding support groups, where they […]

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Keeping in touch

FREE SHIPPING AVAILABLE I want to thank all of you who came to the Justice for All book launch. You helped make it a great party. I really enjoyed the discussion after–with all 25 of us in a big circle. Gathered in the way I find best conducive to conversation. That was really special to me, and […]

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What is God’s will for you?

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE November 2018, revised   I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13   I’ve been reviewing an old blog which was active from 2006 to 2014. 2006 was the year Living Room started. Today http://marjabergen.blogspot.com/ can still be viewed, so many years after the fact. It’s amazing […]

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Why was the book really written?

DON’T FORGET THE PARTY The Launch of Justice for All Saturday, September 10, 2 – 4pm Please rsvp by Sept. 5 – 604-291-6254 New Life Community Church 8765 Government St. (see map and note street closure) “Why was the book really written?” Trans Mountain Pipeline Update: Government Street, east of the church, between Horne Street and the edge […]

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