Coffee Break: Wellness Wednesday

Mary Lucia talks with Sam Choo
Mary Lucia talks with Sam Choo, content manager at Call to Mind, MPR's mental-health initiative. (Luke Taylor | MPR)

May is Mental Health Month, and in conjunction with Call to Mind, we're sharing tips for well-being, stories of managing mental health, and playing songs to empower and support you in caring for yourself.

  • 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 CallToMindNow.org. Join the conversation on social with the hashtags #TimeToTalk and #WellnessWednesday.

    So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear around the themes of self-care, healing and mental health?

    Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

    Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive.

    Songs played

    Doris Day - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
    Telepopmusik - Breathe
    Superorganism - Something For Your M.I.N.D.
    The Traveling Wilburys - End of the Line
    Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
    Morphine - Cure For Pain
    Elton John - I'm Still Standing


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