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  • Personal Leader for Mental Health Inspiration Award

    On Friday, March 1st, 2019, I had the honour of receiving the Personal Leader for Mental Health Inspiration Award with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Four advocates were recognized for this special honour at the annual Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre Gala, attended by 550 guests! The evening was incredible and brought many honoured guests such […]

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  • Chris Talks ‘Reflections from Another Side’ with Rogers Daytime

    Chris Nihmey and Dylan Black Rogers Daytime Ottawa

    Author Chris Nihmey talks with Dylan Black on Rogers Daytime. In this segment, Chris shares his stories about his journey from sickness to healing – faith, hope, love & support – and explains how the new book, Reflections from Another Side, came to life.

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  • Reflections Has Launched!

    Mental Health Advocate Chris Nihmey Signs Books at the 2018 Launch of Reflections

    And what a launch it was! On Saturday, October 13, 2018, amidst joyous cheers and clinging glasses, “Reflections From Another Side” officially took sail from the KS on the Keys harbour. On our five-hour voyage were family, great friends, and trusted colleagues, each embarking on this special historic journey. This adventure would welcome a plethora […]

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  • OCTOBER BOOK LAUNCH!

    Chris Nihmey Book Launch
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  • You Are The Recipient

    The Mayor and Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Councillor will present the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Nihmey on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the start of the next City Council meeting at Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers), Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to […]

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  • Reflections From Another Side

    REFLECTIONS FROM ANOTHER SIDE is an anthology of written works compiled over a four year period in a long-term care home (Royal Ottawa Place) caring for those suffering from mental and physical ailments. An author, 10 mental health advocates, and 15 illness survivors, have come together to produce an inspiring collection of short stories, biographies, autobiographies, and […]

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  • I Fight So That Stigma Loses

    The above article was featured in the February 2018 edition of Catholic Teacher. It can be read on Issue here or you can download the PDF file here.

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  • How a police officer’s act of compassion changed Chris Nihmey’s life

    Faces on CBC News Toronto

    Faces of Mental Illness: Chris Nihmey named ambassador for national mental health awareness campaign Joe Lofaro · CBC News · Posted: Jul 16, 2017 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: July 16, 2017 When Chris Nihmey’s parents finally convinced him to see a doctor about symptoms of an undiagnosed mental illness, Nihmey didn’t want to listen to the medical advice. The physician […]

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  • 2017-18 Faces of Mental Illness

    From the Canadian Alliance on Mental Health – Faces of Mental Illness Graduating from university in 1998, Chris had the world in his hands, his future fully planned. Sickness changed everything. After a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder at 26, he was forced to end his teaching career abruptly. Two years later, he was additionally diagnosed […]

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  • Huffington Post Canada

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