Another supportive platform available to help with mental health and wellness is podcasts. Unfortunately, talking about mental health is still considered taboo, but luckily there are still people creating a space to discuss these topics and help end the stigma. It is comforting and reassuring hearing them talk openly about various mental illnesses and their own struggles; it lets us know that we are not alone.
For podcasts, the key is to try an episode or two and pick those that speak to you. You can listen to a podcast at any time, even while commuting or while working. We’ve compiled a list of mental health and wellness podcasts that can help in your mindful practice and mental health journey, though these should not take the place of medical professionals.
This NPR podcast’s name is Latin for ‘all invisible things’, which is fitting since it looks at our behaviours, ideas, beliefs, and emotions and explores how they impact our everyday lives.
Hosted by Krista Tippett, this podcast explores questions and meaningful topics with interviews. Every Thursday, you will hear from scientists, artists, teachers, and theologians teaching you something new about life.
Confidence on the Go
Trish Blackwell’s podcast focuses on building confidence, motivation, and inspiration.
The Self-Help Podcast
Hosted by Edward Lamb along with a guest host, psychotherapist Sean Orford. They talk about emotional health, mindfulness, meditation, and well-being every Wednesday. The main focus is helping listeners be self-aware.
The Wayward Podcast
Every Monday, Kim Rhodes and Briana Buckmaster talk about subjects that are not always open in conversation. Some episodes so far have been about sex sleep, pain, happiness, moods, and mom life.
Be My Neighbor
Neighbors Bevin and Brittney get together to talk and interview various guests about life. They cover love, speaking kindly to yourself, relationships, fears, fitness, and beauty.
Mental Health Happy Hour
Talking about fears, addictions, depression and all things mental health. You hear from people that are going through their own struggles as they detail ways to cope.
The Struggle is Real
As the title says, the struggle to talk about mental health is real. This podcast tackles that stigma and helps you understand how important it is to have the mental health conversation. They also talk about how to support someone going through a mental health problem, how to follow it and talk about it quickly.
The Warrior Life
This podcast teaches you complete health by focusing on food, relationships, stress, work-life balance, and mental health. It will inspire you to be the warrior you are!
Mindful Parenting in a Messy World
This podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who want to connect with their kids in the moment. With supportive tips and ideas, she takes you on a journey.
Hosted by Cariad Lloyd. People are talking about death, the grieving process, and the experiences that follow loss. It’s not all doom and gloom as it balances the funny with the terrible.
Talks to guests about life, love, loss and everything in-between while discussing what happiness means to them.
Hosts Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus talk about having a meaningful life with fewer things.
Bryony Gordon’s Mad World
These intimate conversations cover the good and bad days because mental health deserves to be talked about, no matter the time or mood.
This podcast talks about mental health issues with those who have dealt with and are still dealing with it. Plus, all the other things that are going on in our minds.
The Struggle Bus
An advice podcast that covers mental health, self-care, and getting through the day. Discussions include family, friends, work, mental health, love, and everything else. Nothing is out of bounds.
Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen is the author of The Happiness Project and many more books, and hosts this podcast along with her sister, Elizabeth Craft. They talk about how there is no one way of being happy; it is a process.
The Hardcore Self-Help Podcast
Dedicated to answering questions about anxiety, depression, sex, relationships, and life. Hosted by Dr. Robert Duff, a psychologist and author of the best selling books Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression and Hardcore Self Help: F**K Anxiety.
Two friends Kate and Doree talk about sheet masks, serums, exercise, nutrition, meditation, anxiety, stress, yoga, and much more.
Jen Gotch is OK…Sometimes
Every week Jen will tell you about her fears, her pain, her triumphs. Hopefully, in the process, helping us become more self-aware, build our emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking
You know how every day someone asks, “how are you?” and even if you’re dying inside, you say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny host.
The Chasing Joy Podcast
Sharing meaningful conversations about wellness that will bring energy and joy into your life. Every week Chasing Joy dives into a topic related to wellness and brings on new guests with expertise in that area. This podcast will entertain, educate and inspire you to live a more joyful, energized life.
The Balanced Blonde Podcast//Soul on Fire
Here we will discuss everything from the young entrepreneurial blogging life to wellness, friendship, branding a business, writing, how to keep the passion alive, and so much more. In each episode, Jordan will interview someone in her life who has set their soul on fire and is doing awesome things.
This podcast is for anyone who has PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. Listen in for a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centred.
Orpah’s Super Soul Conversation
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
Therapy for Black Girls
Chat with host Dr. Joy Harden Bradford about all thing’s mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions. She offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers listener questions.
Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.
The Hilarious World of Depression
It 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. If you have not met depression personally, it’s almost sure 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. Have a few laughs and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better.
The Dark Place
A shame-free space where people talk about their struggles, painful memories, and what it’s like to live with mental illness. Common topics include depression, anxiety, abuse, and trauma. No matter the story, it will be met with compassion.
Not Another Anxiety Show
Learn about anxiety, why the best of us can get caught in its web, and how to move past its sticky grip. Casual conversations with Kelli and other experts will include more than reciting daily affirmations or following “five simple steps” to overcome anxiety. You’ll get practical tips, resources, and guidance while gaining a more in-depth understanding of what it means to be human–which is an easily overlooked part of truly moving past anxiety. Listen in for a good laugh and start feeling a little more human today.
Sometimes it can be a struggle to find the decisive moments in a day by ourselves. For some reason, mental health is still considered a taboo subject; let’s change that! We also compiled a list of mental health and wellness apps that were recommended by writers, artists, and comics creators.
We’d love to keep expanding this list. What podcasts on mental health do you listen to?