Call to Mind

Everyone has mental health. All of us experience various levels of mental well-being at different points in our life. Half of us will personally experience at least one mental health condition in our lifetime. Yet, misconceptions and discrimination still harm people with mental illnesses, causing people to suffer in silence, avoid seeking care or restrict access to effective treatment.

Call to Mind is MPR News’ initiative to foster new conversations about mental health hosted by Kimberly Adams and produced by Jessica Bari.

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May Mental Health Month 2024
This mental health month, join Call to Mind with five new specials. Each broadcast hour focuses on a timely mental health topic and explores emerging research, shares stories of people living with mental illness, and features interviews with top experts.
The Homelessness Crisis & Mental Health
This program will take you to the streets of New York City to hear directly from people who have lived homeless about what they needed most.
The Burden of Being
This special program explores the unique mental health burdens of Black women and girls in the United States.
Incarcerated with Mental Illness
This program brings together stories of people who have lived with mental illness while incarcerated.
Schizophrenia: Finding Home on a Hard Road
This program shares stories about schizophrenia that don’t make the headlines. We’ll hear from people living with this illness and from leading experts about new treatments that make it possible to manage.
Birth & Depression: The Unspoken Conversation
This special program looks at the under-recognized public health issue of postpartum depression and the challenge of treatment. We’ll hear first-hand from people who have experienced it. 
Why postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders so often go untreated
MPR News host Angela Davis and her guests talked about why perinatal mood disorders are so common, and the barriers that keep many new parents from seeking and receiving the help they need.
Psychosis care model gives new hope to young patients
Psychosis comes with a slew of treatment challenges. In the last decade, a new program model has seen success with treating patients as soon as they start showing symptoms. One Minnesota patient says this care is the reason he’s back on his feet and planning his future.
For many Minnesota women, postpartum depression’s grip is real, but care can be elusive
Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues are the most common complications during and after pregnancy, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 women. Helping new mothers navigate depression is critical, though societal attitudes can be slow to shift.