24min | English | Igal Hecht
Bobby Reimer grew up in the Mennonite farming community of Kleefeld, Manitoba. While in high school, he suffered major head injuries in an automobile accident which drove Reimer to become a musician and motivational speaker. Reimer adopted the stage name Robb Nash and formed the band I Witness, which released a number of singles in the early 2000s. The Robb Nash Project is an immersive experience that uses music and storytelling to engage our audience and address difficult mental health-related topics such as suicide, addiction, self-harm, and anxiety.
Using stories and music focused on social and emotional learning, this series of interactive video modules will spotlight individual real-life stories of youth who have broken through the darkness in their lives, recounting the steps they have taken to make their way towards a life of significance. Through his work with the project, Robb was named to the Order of Manitoba and received a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor-General of Canada. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health named Robb as one of the leading Canadians in the field of mental health work. The project has been recognized and supported by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and the Canadian Mental Health Association across Canada. We sit down for an intimate interview with Robb as he explores the power of music.