Nelly Sinclair

About Me: 

I am 43, mother of 4 teenagers and a pastor's wife. We are presently serving in Alberta, after having lived and worked overseas for many years.

  • I am not 100% sure, but I do believe NAMI is strictly in the US and that we haven't really got a Canadian equivalent. Anyone else know?

  • Hi Ken: I really hear you. I struggle sometimes with sharing my perspective of our family's story because my daughter is intelligent, and at times does see very straight and knows the pain and...

  • Hi Brenda: I realize I am a month late in this discussion, but seeing as no one else has picked it up, I thought I would. I really resonated with your question about the usefulness of...

  • I am very interested in Temple Grandin's story. It is very inspirational. I am jealous of the people who invested in her, and wish the same experience for my daughter, who suffers from bipolar...

  • Hi! I am also a parent of a child with special needs...although she is almost not a child anymore. A while back I was really struck by a conversation I had with a friend. Her child had...

  • Hello Ken and Randy: Thanks for the discussion. I was really moved by your initial message Randy. Our family lives with mental illness and I am deeply frustrated with exactly what you describe:...

  • That is a great quote: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. I don't think I would have understood the depth of the truth of that statement when I was younger, but as life...

  • Hello all: I checked out both links, they are now both working. Anyways, I understand the wisdom and the message behind the point of using people first descriptions. My only problem is that...

  • Hi Spitfire: I personally do not live with MS, but I am part of a prairie Canadian church so there is absolutely no doubt that as a church we have lived with MS. There are so many people living...

  • I realize I am responding to my own post, but am doing so in the hopes of hearing from more people. I am doing this study with one other person at the moment in order to familiarize myself with it...