Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: caregivers

God’s in his heaven

  I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:46   We had an email from our medical clinic yesterday, saying, “Please do not put your health on hold. You can call the office or go online to the clinic. We […]

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12. Healthy relationship with our supporters

Caring for our caregivers Lord, I know that, despite the illness I struggle with, I’m a caring person, like so many of us. We help others whenever we can and many of us have made contributions to our communities. Even then we run into problems with depression and other kinds of emotional distress. It becomes […]

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Healthy relationships with our supporters

I wonder how many people with mental illness understand the importance of boundaries? Not only the boundaries set by their supporters and caregivers, but also the boundaries they themselves should put in place in their relationships with those who care for them. I’ve lived with mental illness for over fifty years and am only now […]

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