Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: peer support

Becoming victors again

MENTAL HEALTH AND PEER SUPPORT   [Some men] said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days […]

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Hope for recovery

FAITH-BASED PEER SUPPORT AND HUMILITY When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you […]

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Our new song

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:3 After a long rough time, God released David, the writer of this psalm, from his dark place. He gave him a new song to sing, […]

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Rebuilding

  They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” Nehemiah 1:3   What happens when you’ve been away for a while and return only to find that […]

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Appeal for Christian peer support

  In 2006 I founded the Living Room group support ministry. As time went on, and especially after being featured on the TV show 100 Huntley Street, enthusiasm grew. The number of groups increased steadily. After four and a half years the ministry had grown to thirteen groups and there were reports that more were […]

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Living room keeps us well

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  111  (November 10, 2007) Yesterday was another Living Room meeting. And it is truly amazing how I come away from those meetings feeling a wonderful, quiet joy – a rejuvenation. When I started facilitating Living Room I had never expected these deep feelings of peace – this holy joy – would be […]

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