Tyler Simmonds is a public speaker and filmmaker who speaks openly about his experience living with mental illness, reminding people that recovery is possible and emphasizing the importance of vulnerability, mindfulness, and achieving your “flow state” through creativity and meditation. Tylers is clearly a message that resonates with many. In 2016, the Huffington Post named him one of the “10 Inspirational people under 30 you should be following on Twitter.” Twitter is where Tyler engages with over 35 thousand followers. Through his advocacy work Tyler aims to inspire others.

Tyler has found success in film, with his Award-Winning piece “In My Mind”, which is just one of the many artistic projects he has displayed over the years. Through his many channels, Tyler is inspiring people in Nova Scotia, across Canada, and around the world with the power of vulnerability, creative fearlessness, and authenticity.



  • Best Local Filmmaker // Bluenose-ability Film Festival

  • Audience Choice Award // Emerging Lens

  • CAMH Difference Makers Award // CAMH

  • 10 Inspirational People You Should Be Following Under 30 On Twitter // Huffington Post

  • Youth Inspirational Award // Emerging Lens 

  • Brave Heart Award // Courage To Give Back Awards (Family SOS)

  • Health Award // Buddy Daye Institute