Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Category: Day by Day (page 1 of 21)

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 […]


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 […]


Interested in peer support?

Check out Pathways to Promise This is a Christian mental health organization founded in 1988, around, longer than any other. Check the following for their various training sessions if you’d like to give peer support (or companionship). Pathways to Promise is part of the companionship movement.   For training go to: This is […]


Justice for All – availability

Some of you have asked how to get a copy. The only way right now is online through the publisher, FriesenPress. I included the link to them in my previous post. Here’s what Friesen’s wrote to me: “As well as being available on the FriesenPress Bookstore, your title is officially available for purchase through Ingram’s […]


Justice for All now published!!

Justice for All  is now published!! Official Launch in early September Invitation to come Early copies now available at But I hope you’ll wait until the party to come. Here’s what people have said: Today we live in a world which often speaks of human rights. In this book Bergen takes what is often an abstract […]


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 […]


The way we were – a photo book

A BOOK OF CANDID CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY My lifetime of work is now being assembled. If you, or a person you know, was photographed by me as a child, please email me at Let me know how you feel about having your photos included. Marja Bergen


Bell’s palsy. They never said it would hurt.

I spent a bad night last night, feeling miserable with the pain—more than since the palsy first started. This I hadn’t expected. After all, who would expect that paralysis could cause pain? Sometimes it’s just a dull aching, but persistent and annoying. Last night, the Tylenol that had helped in the past didn’t help and […]


Better than new

  I have a friend who once wrote a beautiful poem about a broken vase. It held a lot of meaning for her. And this morning I remembered this story told me by another friend. It held a lot of meaning for me. Somehow I feel these stories are connected. I bring this to you […]


I was misdiagnosed – much damage done

Complex post traumatic stress (CPTSD) has been the source of my struggles all along, caused by emotional abuse in 2015. My original diagnosis, borderline personality disorder (BPD), has similar symptoms. Thus the misdiagnosis. The psychiatrist who has seen me for the last 8 months discovered the error. I’m announcing this because I’ve written so much […]

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