Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: character

Oskar Schindler, a complex man – A life worth living – Part 42

Holocaust scholar, Louis Bülow describes Schindler this way: “To 1,200 Jews a womanizing, heavy-drinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler was all that stood between them and death at the hands of the Nazis…Today there are more than 8,500 descendants of his Jews living in the U.S., Europe and Israel.” Schindler’s imperfections […]

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All I knew how to be – Living with borderline

  In going through my journals from years ago, I read about all the friends I had. Friends to talk with and do things with. All was good and happy. I helped many individuals with their depression – talking with them, walking, having coffee. Visiting others in hospital. Many were  introduced to me by members […]

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Living with borderline: part 4 – Personality or character?

BPD is referred to as a personality disorder. Does that mean that those of us who are thus diagnosed have a bad personality? And what is a personality anyway? How does it differ from character? Character refers to a set of moral and mental qualities and beliefs, that makes a person different from others. A […]

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