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"As a community we all need to acknowledge that mental health in itself is something we have and mental
is something we all deal with. So acknowledge that we are all going through this and acknowledge that we all go
it in different ways."
Mental wellbeing is for everyone
All of us experience various levels of mental wellbeing at different points in our life. Half of us
experience at least one mental health condition in our lifetime. And yet misconception and discrimination
exist, causing people to feel shame, suffer in silence and either not seek or be able to access
The time is now to move forward and address mental health.
Call to Mind aims to inform and mobilize new conversations about mental health.
of people experience a mental health
condition in adulthood
We're in this together
Though mental illness is a health condition much like any other, we often treat it as if it’s a choice.
common misconception creates barriers to care. It takes an average of 10 years—a full decade!—for a
experiencing a mental health condition to seek the care they need. From the things we all say
crazy!" "Snap out of it"), to problematic portrayals in popular culture, to systemic
we have a lot of work ahead to fix our misconceptions about mental health.
What myths have you encountered and shattered?
Tell us about it using #calltomind
"Snap out of it."
Let's Get Smarter
Call To Mind will highlight facts, research, and reporting as well as stories of lived experience. We
curate relevant mental health conversations on personal, cultural and systemic levels. Let’s get smarter
the warning signs, resources that are available and understanding how to talk about it with each other.
First Things First: Call It What It Is
Huffington Post’s Lindsay Holmes is calling for a change in society’s attitude toward psychological
Recognize the Warning Signs
Recognizing the warning signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. NAMI outlines 10 common warning
Change Starts with Facts
When it comes to insurance, mental health is not treated equal, Marketplace reports.
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You can help us create new conversations about mental health. Join us at a live event, tell our
you want to learn more about, or join the conversation using #calltomind.
September 22, 2018
Frebella is a music festival where everyone belongs. A place to celebrate the importance of
and shared experiences while bringing conversations and action around mental health into the light. All
from this year's event support The Emily Program Foundation, a nonprofit working to eliminate eating
by empowering prevention, supporting recovery, and advocating for legislative change.
Get your tickets
What questions do you have about mental wellbeing? What do you want to learn more about? What do you
reporters to cover?
Let's get talking
Talking about mental health is a critical first step to moving forward—for our own mental wellbeing and
wellbeing of our communities. But when we talk about mental health conditions, it’s important that we use
that demonstrates respect and acceptance.
Check your word choice, and make sure you’re creating an environment that’s open and welcoming. Join or
start a conversation
Learn more about what to say here
There are people that want to reach out and talk about mental health — that's essential in moving
- Adam Levy
Credit: Nate Ryan