After avoiding them for so long, I finally jumped onto the podcast bandwagon. As an anxiety sufferer, I’m always looking for new ways to ease the stress overload. While on a walk to clear my head, I needed extra help, so I looked for a new podcast that could help my mental health. Give these a listen if you’d like some additional support.
The Mental Illness Happy Hour: Comedian Paul Gilmartin hosts this weekly podcast, discussing depression, addiction, and other mental challenges with his guests. Interviewees can be anyone from friends to doctors to actors. Although many people suffer from trauma, we often don’t talk about it. This podcast hopes to show that people are not alone.
The Struggle Bus: Co-hosts Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin give their opinions in this advice show about mental health and self-care. Listeners can ask questions for advice on any topic, so their podcasts cover a variety of issues.
Happier: Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin teams up with Elizabeth Craft to make you happier. This podcast brings you practical advice on how to be happy and create good habits.
The Hilarious World of Depression: Veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe has funny and candid conversations with comedians who have dealt with depression. The podcast’s goal is to create some laughs, help one gain insight, and, most importantly, know that you’re not alone if you suffer from depression.
The Dark Place: Instead of talking with celebrities, The Dark Place features stories told by anyone who wants to talk about mental health. Hosted by Joel Kutz, the podcast offers a place for everyday people to share about mental illness and other topics that are not often talked about. It is a non-judgemental space.
The Hardcore Self Help Podcast: This weekly podcast is hosted by an actual psychologist who answers listener’s questions. Host Robert Duff has also penned self-help books F**K Depression and F**k Anxiety, where he outlines useful steps to take to feel better.
Therapy for Black Girls: Therapy for Black Girls is an online space that encourages Black women and girls’ mental wellness. In addition to their website, they also have a podcast of the same title. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, hosts a weekly discussion of mental health and personal development. This podcast offers practical tips and strategies to help you to be the best you.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking: When asked, “How are you?” we often just say “Fine,” even if we don’t feel that way. Intending to tell things how they really are, Nora McInerny speaks with real people. She asks them to share their feelings without the pressure of needing to say they are “Fine.”
Anxiety Slayer: This podcast features a variety of tools to help you approach anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, and stress. Updated weekly, It features conversations, meditations, breathing techniques, and more to help you feel calm and relaxed.
Not Another Anxiety Show: Certified Health and Wellness Coach Kelli Walker teaches listeners what anxiety really is and how to get through it. This podcast features conversations with experts and also daily affirmations. Give it a listen for practical tips and resources.