Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: mental hospital

Part 2 – Good things in bad places

Crease Clinic When times are good, be happy;     but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one     as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover     anything about their future. Ecclesiastes  7:14   We will start this story with the time I got sick in 1965 and was sent from the […]


Fifty years later

Essondale Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3   My husband and I recently celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary, something many who know our story marvel at. I’m amazed when I look back and remember our many struggles – especially […]


Work I can do

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  148  (April 11, 2008) I feel so very grateful for where God has brought me. Somewhat overwhelmed when I let myself truly think about it. I was talking to a friend yesterday about how I had never been able to have a regular job because of my bipolar disorder. I had truly […]


Finding the good in the bad

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  71  (May 26, 2007) Yesterday’s Living Room group was good and left me feeling happy, as all those meetings do. I spent the rest of the day savoring it. After having twenty out to our previous meeting, I decided to make a huge table, pushing five long tables together. That made room […]


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