Coffee Break: What songs have helped you out?

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May is Mental Health Month, brought to you by our colleagues over at Call to Mind - an initiative that aims to foster new conversations about mental health.

As Call to Mind says, half of us will personally experience at least one mental health condition in our lifetime. And yet misconception and discrimination still exist. So this morning, let's build up some understanding and connection around mental health.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have helped you out by supporting your mental well-being?

And while you are brainstorming your ideas and commenting below, consider submitting them for a special Radio Free Current on Saturday, May 18, 2019. You can fill out the form here, and if you would like record your request for consideration on air, please send a voice memo to or leave a message at 651 290-1197.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Cloud Cult - Through the Ages
Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Ween - It's Gonna Be (Alright)
Guided By Voices - Hold On Hope
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain
Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up

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