There are people that want to reach out and talk about mental health — that's essential in moving
– 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
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.
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
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.
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.
Call to Mind: Entrepreneurs Tackle Mental Health and
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.
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
reporters to cover?
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
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
it in different ways.