Podcast to help you with Mental Health
2020 made lives worse, and many people were unable to cope-up with the rage that 2020 showed. Whether it’s physically or mentally, we have been drowning with ourselves throughout the year.
The unwanted lockdown took a toll on mental health.- This is because people started thinking more about the ongoing worldwide chores and never got into a comfort zone. To get into the grove of something else, they started opting for different measures to stay calm and acquire that much needed mental peace. One of those measures was listening to podcasts that discussed mental health honestly.
Anxiety, unparalleled loneliness are something that gets relaxed by talking therapy. Amid the lockdown, this therapy turned virtual, and with podcasts, people speak honestly and openly about their mental health. In this post, I have compiled some of the best podcasts that effectively talk about mental health. So without any further ado, let us start with the compilation.
5 Impactful & Positive Podcasts
The first name on the list is Mentally Yours. This podcast is hosted by Metro journalists Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster. The podcast covers a wide range of topics like living with alcoholism, an abusive relationship, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphia, to name a few. If you are seeking information on a specific issue, Mentally Yours is the podcast to help you.
The episodes are titled with specific topics so that you could easily find what you are looking for. As of now, both Scott and Caster are emphasizing mental well being during the havoc COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some of the favourite episodes of Mentally Yours,
- Having a Healthy Relationship With My Phone
- After an Abusive Relationship
- Actually Asking For Help
- Nature Helps My Mental Health
The Dark Place
The next podcast on the list is The Dark Place. This mental well-being podcast produced by Joel Kutz talks about confessions and shares real-life stories related to anxiety, trauma, depression, and other mental illness.
The podcast tagline is you Are Not Alone. Dark Place encourages people to love life on the forefront and discuss their mental problems blatantly. Some of the best episodes of The Dark Place include,
- Roominating with Ranjan Subbiah
- Being Brave with Jennifer Marshall
- Teen Line (A Light Place)
The Hilarious World of Depression
The name is a bit uncanny, but this podcast discusses clinical depression, but with laughter. The podcast features a series of straightforward and fun conversations with great comedians who have been through mental health problems in the past.
The Hilarious World of Depression was first aired in 2016, and it is surely worth your time. Even if you aren’t facing any mental health issues but want to learn about depression, you can get along with this podcast. Some of the favourite episodes of The Hilarious World of Depression include,
- Depression’s eleven big lies Exposed!
- Jenny Lawson and Books That Get Depression Right
- Jen Kirkman, Bad Therapy, Good Therapy, and Nuclear Invasion
- Introducing Tremendous Upside
Mental Health Today
John Cordray, a licensed therapist, runs Mental Health Today. He claims himself, ‘A Calm Expert’ and is passionate about guiding people dealing with anger, loneliness, depression, stress, anxiety, and other mental health related issues.
Mental Health Today is an impactful podcast to listen to and boost yourself with tons of positive energy. Some of the popular episodes of this podcast include,
- 085: Signs of Depression
- JCS 055: How to Overcome Self-Doubt
- 080: Anxiety Really a Thing
- JCS 008: 5 Steps to Reframe Negative Thinking Into Positive Thinking
The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Paul Gilmartin is the host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour. The podcast focuses on helping people who have dealt with or dealing with mental or emotional traumas. The only issue with people going through these phases is that they don’t want to talk about this openly.
Paul Gilmartin tries to change the common stigma related to mental health. He even invites famous personalities who share their personal experience of traumas and other mental health issues. Some of the famous episodes of The Mental Illness Happy Hour include,
- FOMO, Shame & People Pleasing- Mary Holland
- Dating Anxiety, Loneliness & Reproductive Issues- Becky Feldman
- Alt Depression Treatments- Shane Mauss
- Chris Mancini- A Buffet of Anxiety
Time to wrap up:
Mental illness, traumas, and other closely related terms to this havoc stigma are dreadful. People going through all these chores should first talk about their problems, and podcasts like the above-mentioned help a lot in listening. These are some incredible trailblazers helping people fight with their mental health-related issues effectively. We hope you find what you are looking for with these podcasts. If there are any suggestions, please feel free to mention them in the comment section.