13 Mental Health Podcasts to Listen To

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From mental wellness to serious looks at mental illness, these podcasts can help provide you with practical tips to improve your health, stories that make you feel a little less alone, and may even get you laughing, too.

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Not Another Anxiety Show

Host Kelli Walker is a registered nurse and certified health and wellness coach who has dealt with anxiety for over 15 years.  In her podcast, she interviews experts and shares her own experience, in a way that provides practical advice and shares valuable experience.

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The Hardcore Self-Help Podcast

Dr. Robert Duff is a practicing psychologist as well as a best-selling author of self-help books. In his podcast, he answers listener's questions about mental health and dives into various topics, all presenting it in an easy and conversational manner.

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The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression is a podcast that combines comedy with depression.  On each episode, host John Moe interviews people who have lived with depression and managed to find humor along the way.

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10% Happier

After having a panic attack on live television, Dan Harris went on a journey and discovered the benefits of meditation, including reduced stress and improved self-worth, which he covered in his book 10% Happier. In his podcast, he interviews successful people, covering topics like self-improvement.

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Mind Body Musings

Maddy Moon is a transformational life coach who leans on spirituality, intuition,  and flow.  On her podcast, she sits down with a number of experts and discusses topics like femininity, mindfulness, inner peace, healing, and more.

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Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour is a podcast that explores the prevalence of mental health issues in creatives.  Each week, host Paul Gilmartin interviews comedians, authors, artists, doctors, and more, exploring various mental health issues, addiction, trauma, and healing.

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Sorta Awesome

Sorta Awesome is a refreshing podcast that covers - all things awesome! Each episode starts with an Awesome of the Week - a discovery or event that made the week that much better.  From there, hosts dig into a variety of topics for chat on everything from culture to trending conversations. 

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Good Life Project

The Good Life Project is all about living a better life. Each episode shares an interview with inspiring thought leaders, covering topics like purpose, fear, minimalism, and more.

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From the Heart

 Popularly known as Yoga Girl, Rachel Brathen's podcast explores her own story, as well as that of her guests, all centered around the heart.  Topics include wellness, yoga, balance, love, and trust.

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The Anxiety Podcast

Tim JP Collins is the author of The Anxiety Journal.  In his podcast, he shares his own experience with anxiety, explores research and different things to try, as well as things he is implementing in his own life, like taking a 30-day social media detox.

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The Anxiety Coaches

Gina Ryan and other co-hosts have all suffered from anxiety themselves.  In each episode, they cover their real experiences with different things to help manage anxiety like meditation, different ways of thinking, medication, and more.  What sets this podcast apart is its conversational tone and realistic approach to anxiety, rather than focusing on a cure.

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A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is hosted by a woman living with schizophrenia and a man living with bipolar disorder.  In each episode, they discuss how mental illness has and continues to shape their lives.

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Therapy for Black Girls

Hosted by Dr. Joy, a licensed Psychologist, Therapy for Black Girls is centered around improving mental health for Black women and girls.  Various topics are covered, from dating to career to activism and more.

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