When we’re feeling uncomfortable, a podcast can be more accessible than the burden of a TV show or the focus required to read a book. The problem is that there is so much that it can be hard to know where to start. We may love listening to podcasts that discuss mental health, but we want to stick with those that are grounded in reality, and we want to avoid those that reduce the “solution” of poor mental health to one or two activities. It’s often much more complicated than that.
we’ve got Share some of our favourites Podcasts before, but here are ten more we enjoy. It’s a little mix. Some are directly related to mental health or mental illness, others are based on psychology, and some just help us feel calm when we listen to them, giving us a little break from our brain.
Elizabeth Day talks to a lot of different people about things that haven’t gone right in their lives. We love her because she is so humble, there are interesting conversations, and she reminds us that we are Not determined by our mistakes.
Melissa takes us with her for a walk temper nature. This podcast is a great dose of calm, no matter how crowded our day is. It’s almost as if we’re cruising through the country with her (and discover the dog!).
The American Psychological Association podcast is a little more scientific than some of the others on our list, discussing the connections between recent psychological research and everyday life. One thing we especially love is that they share the script of each episode. So, if we don’t want to listen and would rather read instead, that option is open to us.
Caroline on Earth, Honest Reflections on Mental Health and more specifically, worry, really reassuring, and helps us remember that we’re not alone. We feel like she’s validating some of our ideas, and she shares thoughts on things we can try to help with some of our fears. In addition to individual episodes, she interviews some people who are known about their experiences with anxiety as well.
Claudia Winkelman and Tanya Byron talk to parents about different things they find difficult but want to work on. This podcast is like being a “fly on the wall” in someone else’s therapy session. What we love is that this isn’t a podcast telling us that something “should” or “should” be done (or things!), it’s just an open set of conversations and discussions that explore different issues many of us face.
Rachel shares thoughts and tips on various different topics that can affect our mental health. This podcast is very nice and contains some actionable tips, tools, and strategies that we can use to help us deal with tough times. Rachel shares a script at the bottom of every podcast for those who would rather read than listen.
Frankie Bridges has had her own well-publicized experiences of mental health problems. On her podcast, she talks to other well-known names about the ups and downs and everything in between. We love that he doesn’t just get the idea of ”mental illness” that he sees it in a vacuum. Instead, he talks about a lot of different topics that can feed into how we mess up our path in life.
This podcast doesn’t release new episodes, but there are a couple of old episodes that we really enjoy. Susan Kalman talks to others in a kind and candid way about the ups and downs of life with depression. She is very open and very honest. She and her guests challenge each other to look at things from different perspectives, but realize that it’s not always as easy as “just” doing something.
Comedians Ellis James and John Robbins talk to people about their difficulties and how they dealt with them afterwards. This podcast is not specifically about mental illness, but rather deals with mental health in a much broader sense, exploring topics ranging from addicted to me food to me Sleeps.
Although it’s not strictly a mental health podcast, it’s a regular injection of hope It is something we all need. Jane Goodall has spent her life curious about the world and inspiring hope. She is full of compassion, and has a unique perspective on the world, made up of a rich and vast life experience. In her podcasts, she shares stories and insights that help us feel hopeful in short, easy-to-digest episodes.
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