The Current and Call to Mind

Call to Mind is Minnesota Public Radio's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Check out this page for the latest ways your favorite musicians and the music industry are addressing the importance of mental well-being for everyone. For more wellness and mental health resources, go to

We're sharing tips for well-being, stories of artists who have experienced mental health conditions, and playing songs to empower and support you in caring for your own mental health. The Current is also highlighting the importance in taking time to talk about your mental well-being.

  • Mental and substance use disorders can affect anyone, from any background. Statistically, half of us will deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives. One in five of us are coping with something every year.
  • If you or someone you know is living with a mental health condition, support is available. Up to 90 percent of people treated for a mental health condition experience a significant reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
  • Americans believe treatment works; more than two-thirds agree that treatment and support can help people with mental health issues lead quality lives. Fewer than one-in-five Americans say they would think less of a friend or relative in recovery.

More information about Mental Health Month and resources for your well-being can be found at Join the conversation on social with the hashtag #TimeToTalk.

FAQ: The 63rd Grammys are just one month away. How’s that going to work?

That’s right, sports fans, the Grammys are on this year — and they’re happening in just a month! Here’s what you need to know about “music’s biggest night”…in COVID time. When are the Grammys happening? January 31, “rain or shine” says the official website with a straight face. The main awards ceremony airs at 7 p.m.…

Wellness Wednesday: Amid rise in overdose deaths, help is available

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Health put out a report that says drug overdose deaths increased 31% during the first half of 2020, as compared to the first half of 2019. Substance use disorders can affect anyone, but they are preventable and can be treated. It's okay to need help.

Country legend Charley Pride has died at age 86

An artist with numerous hits and awards, Pride is also remembered as one of country music's first Black superstars. 'I've tried to go onstage and do 110 percent every time I go on,' Pride said in 2012. 'And I think I'm a pretty nice fellow.'

Wellness Wednesday: Supporting young athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Carly Anderson is a licensed psychologist who specializes in sports psychology and is co-owner of Premier Sport Psychology in Edina. She joined Jill Riley to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young athletes, many of whom are seeing their beloved activities curtailed or changed due to the public health crisis.