Cinim is an integrative health and research institute, led by prominent psychiatrists, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. The organization is a registered Canadian charity located in Calgary, Alberta.
Cinim conducts research and develops evidence-based, therapeutic wellness programs that improve mental health and wellbeing, and transform lives.
Why care about mental health?
Mental health is a global health crisis.
Mental health is real and affects us all.
Every year 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health problem or illness (MHCC); whereas 5 in 5 can benefit from improved mental health and wellbeing.
Research suggests mental health challenges such as feelings of loneliness, anger, stress, anxiety, guilt, depression, and disconnection to self and community are the root causes of physical illness. Mental ill-health negatively impacts not only individuals, but also has a major effect on families, communities, workplaces, and the health care system.
20% of Canadian youth are living with a mental illness
80% of youth in need do not receive mental health care due to long wait times, cost and stigma
24% of all deaths in 15 to 24 year olds is due to suicide
Mental illnesses cost the Canadian health care system an estimated $50 billion per year
Canadian businesses lose $6 billion annually through absenteeism and lost productivity
Over the next 20 years more than 8.9 million Canadians will be living with a mental illness
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
Hearts & Minds
Our yearly fundraising concert brings together passionate performers and captive audiences whose presence collectively contribute to the growth, development, maintenance and awareness of our innovative, mental health programs.
Roundtable sessions with community members help to identify current local needs and concerns which contribute to the development and relevance of our programs.