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 CallToMindNow.org.

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 CallToMindNow.org. Join the conversation on social with the hashtag #TimeToTalk.

Nick and Eddie ends four-year run as haven for Minneapolis music weirdos


On Saturday afternoon, a lengthy list of bands will congregate to perform in the alley behind Nick and Eddie for the bar, restaurant, and music venue’s final show. On Sunday morning, staff will serve brunch for the last time. And on Monday, that same staff will pack the restaurant’s namesake-bearing dishes into boxes and vacate…

Dan Wilson politely asks songwriters everywhere to stop contacting him about Adele


In a self-explanatory post titled “Dear fellow-songwriters-pitching-me-songs-for-Adele-to-sing,” Minnesotan songwriter Dan Wilson, now based in L.A., is filing an open letter politely requesting that aspiring songwriters stop asking him how they can get their work to Adele. Wilson was one of the more visible helping hands behind Adele’s Grammys sweep last month; in addition to being…