People Are Talking

" There are people that want to reach out and talk about mental health — that's essential in moving forward. "
– Adam Levy
Credit: Nate Ryan

Mental wellbeing is for everyone

All of us experience various levels of mental wellbeing at different points in our life. Half of us will personally experience at least one mental health condition in our lifetime. And yet misconception and discrimination still exist, causing people to feel shame, suffer in silence and either not seek or be able to access treatment.

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. This common misconception creates barriers to care. It takes an average of 10 years—a full decade!—for a person experiencing a mental health condition to seek the care they need. From the things we all say ("You’re crazy!" "Snap out of it"), to problematic portrayals in popular culture, to systemic complacency, we have a lot of work ahead to fix our misconceptions about mental health.

What myths have you encountered and shattered?

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Let's Get Smarter

Call To Mind will highlight facts, research, and reporting as well as stories of lived experience. We hope to curate relevant mental health conversations on personal, cultural and systemic levels. Let’s get smarter about 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 disorders.

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Recognize the Warning Signs

Recognizing the warning signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. NAMI outlines 10 common warning signs.

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Change Starts with Facts

When it comes to insurance, mental health is not treated equal, Marketplace reports.

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We’re on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tag us @calltomindnow and use #calltomind to join the conversation.

Join Us

You can help us create new conversations about mental health. Join us at a live event, tell our reporters what you want to learn more about, or join the conversation using #calltomind.

Call to Mind: Spotlight on Students

November 17, 2018

Our Spotlight on Students will be an interactive panel with mental health professionals working with schools and parents to help you identify signs of emotional issues affecting your students behavior or grades. This Call to Mind panel will also discuss tools and skills to better support your student, and how you can connect to community mental health services. After the programming, guests are invited to explore the Science Museum of Minnesota's exhibit, Mental Health: Mind Matters. This event is free to attend, but seating is limited - register to reserve your spot.

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Call to Mind: Entrepreneurs Tackle Mental Health and Wellbeing

Past event on October 9, 2018

This live discussion panel delves into the investments entrepreneurs have made in mental health, the science behind their products, and the opportunities and barriers they face in offering new solutions to the mental health market.

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Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef talks about food’s role in mental health at the Minnesota State Fair

Past Event from August 30, 2018

Chef Sean Sherman, Founder and CEO or The Sioux Chef spoke with MPR News host Tom Crann for a Call to Mind edition of “Appetites.” Sherman spoke about the role food has played in Native American culture, and how his work to reclaim indigenous food ways might help people rebalance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Tell us what to cover:

What questions do you have about mental wellbeing? What do you want to learn more about? What do you want our reporters to cover?

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Let's get talking

Talking about mental health is a critical first step to moving forward—for our own mental wellbeing and for the wellbeing of our communities. But when we talk about mental health conditions, it’s important that we use language 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 with #calltomind.

Learn more about what to say here

As a community we all need to acknowledge that mental health in itself is something we have and mental health challenges is something we all deal with. So acknowledge that we are all going through this and acknowledge that we all go through it in different ways.

- Airrion Williams