Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE Part 4 of my story   I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 I will now continue my story–a story that I hope will inspire you to know that it’s possible to build a confident life, despite struggles. We left off at the story about my […]


A special kind of man

Part 3 of my story But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care […]


Faith promoted at a mental health conference

GROWING Written in my blog, in November 2009: My moods continue to go up and down. And when I feel ok, it’s as though I’m walking a tightrope, trying to maintain my balance so I don’t fall one way or another. Amazing how many symptoms there are to watch out for. And each time one […]


What can healing do?

What can happen when we – through Jesus – bring healing to people living with mental health challenges? Along with us, they will grow in faith. They will gain hope for a better future. They will be more confident, feeling better about themselves.. They will have the courage to try new things – to grow. […]


Now go. I will help you.

Has the story of Moses ever reminded you of yourself? Have you ever said, “Who am I Lord?”   Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh . . . ?” (Exodus 3:11) . . .     ” . . . I am slow of speech and tongue.” The […]


Invitation to Launch of Justice for All

  HISTORY BOOK PROMOTES CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM Author Marja Bergen had many reasons for writing her recently-released book, Justice for All. The primary reason was to instill confidence in those who need encouragement to be all they can be—those who want a more meaningful life. The book looks at the stories of twelve of history’s […]


It’s not the end of the world

HOPE FOR A LIFE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS Over the last few days my mind went back to Riding the Roller Coaster, a book I had published by Woodlake Publishers in 1999. It wasn’t hard for me to find a publisher at the time because it was one of the first books written by a person […]


Righteous indignation

February 2020   David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you […]


Are you wondering?

JUSTICE FOR ALL: WHERE IS IT? Is it really and truly coming? What’s the hold-up? Yes, it is coming. Of course. And the publisher says it will be ready for publication towards the end of August. I’ve been quite disappointed with the lengthiness of the process. Have already got a lot of promotional material out […]


Curious about Justice for All?

I wanted to help people gain confidence and overcome low self-esteem. Here is how the back cover describes it: “Would you like to live a more meaningful life? Perhaps you want to speak out against injustice or make a change in your own life, but lacked the courage to do so? Justice for all, recounts […]

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