5 Mental Health Podcasts to Listen to This Month
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Sometimes, it may feel that access to mental health resources can be far and few. But we’re here to tell you that getting inspiration on how to prioritize your wellbeing and practice selfcare can be found online in the form of podcast series, as more and more shows dedicated to mental health issues are popping up. These, of course, are not replacements for professional healthcare or therapy but they can help you along your journey towards better mental health care. So, without further ado, here are five podcasts to get you started:
The Positive Psychology Podcast
If you’re looking for a podcast that talks about the appreciation of beauty, gratitude, positive emotions, relationships, and love, this one’s for you. Sometimes, it can get quite serious, for example when exploring things like post-traumatic growth or positive parenting, but most of the time, it offers easy listening and scientific insights into happiness and meaning while you’re on the go.
The Hilarious World of Depression
Its name says it all, a podcast series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top entertainers who have dealt with depression, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Listen to 40-something minute episodes featuring various guests and learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way.
For those who lead a busy life and have little time for long podcasts, this award-winning show by hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton is for you. Meditation Minis are short, guided meditations that help calm your anxiety, overcome negative thinking, increase your confidence, and more. In fact, most of these meditations are just 10 minutes, sometimes less, and have been made to soothe your stress away.
Hosted by renowned therapists and advice columnists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch, this podcast series bring you real stories of what it means to be humane, through intimate sessions that aim to guide listeners through the everyday and extraordinary challenges of life.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Let’s start off by saying that this podcast is far from terrible. It is hosted by Nora McInerny, who in every episode asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It's sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both.