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Michele Gyselinck

About Me: 

I am a 58-year-old woman.  I was born in Montreal and grew up in a western suburb of the city.  I became a confessing member of the local CRC, First Christian Reformed Church of Monreal on May 15, 1977, so this year will be the 40th anniversary of that event.  I have two B.A.s, one in LInguistics and the other in English Studies with a Major in Professional Writing in English.  I developed schizophrenia around the age of 28.

Interests: 

I like to paint with knives and I enjoy cooking.

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      While reading the other comments I was reminded that the word from which we get words like psychology, psychiatry etc. is [psyche].  Please forgive me for not putting it in...

    posted on: Diagnosing Evil
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    Miriam,

    While looking at the summary I noticed that my family name is not spelled correctly.  There is a c missing before the K.  My name is of Belgian origin and those names often...

  •  No, I'm well aware that not all people with schizophrenia are not as self-aware as I am.  I believe that God allowed me to have the illness severely enough to know what I'm talking about, yet...

  •  WAY to go Reg!  Keep it up.

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      I attend the First CRC in Montreal, and we have Communion in our last Sunday of the month service, and we have the monthly Pot-luck lunch AFTER the Service.  We started doing that when...

  •  I shared this on both Facebook and Twitter.

  • Glad to hear it,Terry.  Helping people like Jack and others with mental illnesses gives meaning to what I endured back then.  Now that I'm no longer in pain I can see what they're going through...

  • Glad to hear it,Terry.  Helping people like Jack and others with mental illnesses gives meaning to what I endured back then.  Now that I'm no longer in pain I can see what they're going through...

  •  Glad that you learned much, and looking forward to renewed contact.  Our new pastor and his family are moving in this week, so we'll have a more normal congregational life starting in a few weeks...

  •  After Coming across a video of Professor Jordan B. Peterson, a clinical psychologist and now tenured at the University of Toronto after having taught at Harvard, I bought his book 12 Rules for...