Podcasts are an excellent way to learn more about mental health issues and common interventions. Many discuss self-care and provide practical strategies for taking care of your well-being. Podcasts are a wonderful addition to therapy, and listeners can also learn from renowned psychologists, authors, and lecturers.
Turning on a podcast can help you power down your mind. That's because podcasts target the area of your brain that releases oxytocin, which can reduce stress and anxiety. Podcasts are also a great way to learn something new and find alternative ways to view happenings in your life as well, as they are an ideal medium in which you can feel motivated, inspired, and entertained.
Podcasts are listed below with the creators' descriptions. The listing of these podcasts does not imply an endorsement of the creators' ideas. Some of the podcasts deal with specific situations and may not apply to any specific person. We are here for you and desire the best life for you. If you desire a podcast about a topic not listed here, please contact us for additional recommendations.
The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy
The science of the good life, huh? Sorry, this is not about booze, sex, and rock 'n' roll (or whatever is in vogue right now). In fact, we talk about a lot of things that tree huggers would love: appreciation of beauty, gratitude, positive emotions, relationships, and, well, love. However, we, that is, positive psychologists and positive psychology practitioners, buried ourselves in books, set out to experiment, and then write it all up in a writing style that is about as exciting to read as watching an avocado turn brown. And that's the problem: if you are not an academic, you probably want a little bit more excitement than pages and pages of densely written journals can provide. Even if you are an academic, who has time to read all the interesting stuff out there anyways? So in an effort to save your eyes taking on a comically rectangular shape, the positive psychology podcast brings the science of the good life to your earbuds. It's not all TreeHugger style, though; sometimes, we might get quite serious, for example, when exploring things like post-traumatic growth or positive parenting. Subscribe if you want to benefit from the scientific insights into happiness and meaning while you are on the go. Let me know where you are while you are listening to this. If you like it, review it because that's the only way other people can find it too.
The Anxiety Podcast with Tim JP Collins
Hosted by Tim JP Collins - this is a show to support everyone suffering with anxiety, stress, and panic attacks, Tim suffered with Anxiety and panic attacks and has changed his life to recover and now supports others in doing the same. This unique show isn't just about coping, it's about moving past Anxiety and fear to live the life you were destined for. Each week Tim interviews people that have stories that you will be able to relate to. The interviews are raw, real, and vulnerable, and people share what's really going on for them. Each week Tim will also share a personal story, skill, or coping strategy for you to put into practice right away! For more information, go to anxietypodcast.com.
The Trauma Therapist with Guy Macpherson, PhD
The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit. Join Guy Macpherson, Ph.D. at traumatherapistproject.com as he interviews thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction, and yoga, and we learn about the journeys of these passionate mental health therapists who dedicate their lives to helping those who've been impacted by trauma.
The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin
Comedian Paul Gilmartin hosts a weekly, hour-long audio podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends, and the occasional doctor.
The show is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction, and other mental challenges which are so prevalent in the creative arts.
Paul's hope is that the show and this website will give people a place to connect, smile, and feel the return of hope. The biggest myth about mental illness is that you are alone, and there is no help.
Help starts with talking to someone who knows exactly how you feel. So stop staring out the window with your jaw open, thinking about what might have been. Open up. Read the message board. Post stuff. Ask for help. Give help. Take a survey so we can get to know mental illness better.
This site is not intended to replace the need for medical diagnosis. Please leave that to professionals. It's not a doctor's office. Think of it more as a waiting room that doesn't suck.
Terrible Thanks for Asking with Nora McInery
You know how when someone asks, "How are you?" you just say "Fine," even if you're totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? "Terrible, Thanks For Asking" is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It's sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.
Hilarious World of Depression with John Moe
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they've dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. If you have not met the disease personally, it's almost certain that someone you know has, whether it's a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we're not going to put up with that anymore. The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better. American Public Media and HealthPartners' Make It Okay campaign are committed to breaking the stigma around mental health.
The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You're dead wrong. In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She's changed the lives of thousands of people through her class "Psychology and the Good Life," and she'll change yours, too. Are you ready to feel better.
Mental - The Podcast to Destigmatize Mental Health with Bobby Temps
Health Category Winner at The People's Choice Podcast Awards 2019-2021
Mental was created by Bobby Temps to break down mental health stigma and discrimination. Joined by special guests, the podcast is a safe space to hear honest, and insightful mental health interviews in the hope listeners will feel more empowered to continue the conversation with others.
Each Thursday, with co-host Danielle Hogan we delve into a factor in mental health and how to better manage it. You'll also better understand different conditions from first-hand experience, with inspiring guests and surprising statistics. Start listening from any episode or topic that interests you.
So whether you have experienced mental illness or not, they'll be something to relate to in each episode. Oh, and remember, you are enough!