Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: church support

Borderline personality disorder – Misdiagnosis

BPD AND CHURCH SUPPORT According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “BPD is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed mental health conditions. It’s so misdiagnosed, in fact, that there isn’t even an accurate prevalence rate for the condition. What we do have is an estimate of 2–6% of the population, which actually makes BPD very […]

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In our shoes

  Christian support for people with mental health challenges May 2017   Most followers of Christ feel called to help sick people and many have started supporting those living with mental illness. They try to be God’s hands for them and show them his love. Such support has been invaluable to people like me, especially […]

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Helping a church become supportive

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES   100  (September 15, 2007) In their comments a couple of blogging pals say how they wish they could find a place of worship like mine. I’m hoping that this post will help you understand that this support has only grown gradually, over time. I had to educate members of the congregation and […]

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Church support at its best

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  26  (November 8, 2006) I hope that my last post didn’t make people think that Christians in general are judgmental and unloving. Followers of Christ can be the most beautiful, the most loving of all. I’ve often told the story about a church friend of mine who came to me one day […]

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