May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by listening to some amazing podcasts that focus on mental health? From personal stories of struggle and triumph to practical advice on how to maintain your mental health, these podcasts have something for everyone. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and get ready to learn more about mental health!
Best Mental Health Podcasts
Here are seven of the best mental health podcasts to listen to for Mental Health Awareness Month:
-"Let's Talk About Mental Health" is a podcast by Jeremy Godwin that focuses on mental health struggles, education, and awareness. In this weekly podcast, mental health topics from self sabotage to heartbreak are covered.
- "The Mental Illness Happy Hour" is a podcast that features interviews with people who have a wide range of mental illnesses. Host, Paul Gilmartin, candidly discusses his own mental health issues with depression and anxiety.
-"Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast" is a podcast that focuses on helping people understand and manage their anxiety. Host, Caroline Foran, is open about her own experiences with anxiety and provides practical tips for living with anxiety. This podcast is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about how to manage their anxiety or their personal development in general.
- "Anxiety Slayer" is a podcast that focuses on helping people manage their anxiety. In each episode, host Shann Vander Leek interviews an expert on a specific topic related to anxiety. This podcast is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about how to manage their anxiety.
-"The Hilarious World of Depression" is a podcast by American Public Media that features interviews with people who deal with depression in everyday life. This podcast is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about depression from a personal perspective.
-"Therapy Thoughts" is a podcast that features interviews with therapists and other mental health professionals about a wide range of topics related to mental health. This podcast is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about therapy sessions and how they can help people with mental illness.
-"The Dark Place" is a podcast that features interviews with people who have suffered from depression. In each episode, host Joel Kutz provides a shame-free space where people talk about their struggles, difficult past memories, and what it's like to live with mental illness.You'll hear a range of inspiring stories.
So there you have it! Seven best mental health podcast to listen to for Mental Health Awareness Month. I hope you find them helpful and informative. Until next time, invest in your own mental wellness.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please reach out for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/seven, free, and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. 988 is the new Lifeline number. You can also call the Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
Other websites with mental health resources:
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org)
- SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (samhsa.gov)
- The Trevor Project: leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25 (thetrevorproject.org)
- National Eating Disorders Association: leading national nonprofit organization working to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders (nationaleatingdisorders.org)
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research (adaa.org)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: leading national nonprofit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide (afsp.org)
- National Institute of Mental Health: federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental disorders (nimh.nih.gov)