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11 Mental Health Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

Podcasts give us an opportunity to learn, laugh, and be inspired. They are easy to listen to in the car, while you’re on a walk, or doing the dishes. There are many ways to access podcasts online or on your phone. Some free examples including Stitcher, Luminary, Spotify, Podbean, Castbox, RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts and Player FM. The opinions and advice shared are those of the authors.

GET REAL: Talking Mental Health and Disability

Hosted by Robyn Haydon and Karenza Louis-Smith on behalf of ermha365 Complex Mental Health and Disability Services, this podcast offers honest and intrepid discussions about mental health and disability, including people with lived experience, frontline workers in the industry, policymakers and advocates.

In Recovery

When we’re sick, we go to the doctor – why do the rules seem to change when it comes to addiction? Join Dr. Nzinga Harrison, psychiatrist and addictionologist, for weekly discussions answering questions about addiction, treatment, mental health, recovery and everything in between.

The Latinx Mental Health Podcast

Hosted by Austinites, Ana Vidina Hernandez & Alejandra Spector, The Latinx Mental Health podcast explores the intersection of mental health and Latinx identity through conversation with therapists, researchers, artists, activists and students.

The Mindful Muslim

A discussion on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality featuring mental health professionals. Episodes range from “Culture, Identity and Islamic Psychotherapy” to “Gambling Addiction, Escapism and Islam” and “Self-Stigma, Compassion and Neurogenesis.”

Naming It

Lead by Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer and Dr. LaMisha Hill, Naming It explores the intersections of social justice, psychology and Blackness. Listeners can expect to learn about parts of counseling psychology that are often overlooked and explore pop-culture and current events through a deeper, psychological lens.

Suicide Noted

Sean Wellington hosts one-on-one conversations with suicide attempt survivors to hear their stories in their own words. Although the title may suggest content that is depressing, it’s just the opposite. Conversations are honest, open and may help listeners feel a little less alone.

Ten Percent Happier

On this show, journalist and author Dan Harris talks with meditation teachers, scientists and celebrities about topics ranging from science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity and relationships to enlightenment, happiness as a trainable skill and more.

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

This podcast, hosted by Nora McInerny, is for anyone who is tired of responding “Fine, thanks!” anytime someone asks, “How are you doing?” Funny, relatable, sometimes sad, this podcast touches on topics that can be hard to talk about and encourages listeners to respond honestly the next time someone poses the question, “How are you doing?”

Therapy for Black Girls

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, hosts weekly conversations around the topics of mental health, personal development and how Black women, who are often faced with stigma when it comes to mental health, can find the care they need and step into their best selves.

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

A pioneer in mental health discussion, Dr. Brené Brown has done extensive research and work in the topics of shame, vulnerability and empathy. In this podcast, she has conversations with artists, writers, researchers and many more about “the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human.”

Yellow Glitter

Hosted by Steven Wakabayashi, Yellow Glitter explores mindfulness through queer Asian perspectives. Each episode, Steven and his guests cover what’s on their minds and explore topics around racial identity, queerness, activism and life.

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