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Barrhaven Independent June 11, 2021
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,...
Chris Talks ‘Reflections from Another Side’ with Rogers Daytime
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.
Reflections Has Launched!
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...
OCTOBER BOOK LAUNCH!
You Are The Recipient
2018-19 MAYOR'S CITY BUILDER AWARD 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),...
Reflections From Another Side
REFLECTIONS FROM ANOTHER SIDE: MENTAL ILLNESS SURVIVORS AND ADVOCATES UNITE TO WRITE 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...
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.
How a police officer’s act of compassion changed Chris Nihmey’s life
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...
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...