P3 #49 Chris Nihmey

By Noa Daniel

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Chris Nihmey is a mental illness survivor, motivational speaker and author. He is a Canadian Ambassador with the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health and was selected as one of the five 2017-18 Faces of Mental Illness. This summer, he was the recipient of Ottawa’s Mayor City Builder Award for his continued work in mental health in the city and beyond. An author of 5 publications, a motivational speaker, and a teacher, he now speaks about his road to recovery from three debilitating illnesses; from the challenges that nearly ended him, to the triumphs of finding faith, hope, and purpose in his life.