5 Mental Health Podcasts You Need to Listen To

5 Mental Health Podcasts You Need to Listen To

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world globally, this has resulted in a mental health crisis globally.

With governments launching mental health hotlines like in the UAE and taking measures to ensure everyone is getting the help they can to weather these dark and strange times, we bring you an alternate and a healthy means to cope with anxiety, stress and fear with our list of mental health podcasts for easy listening.

While podcasts aren’t therapy, they can help form healthy habits and unplug from the demands of life. We’ve found listening to stories and interviews about how people cope with problems can be a therapeutic means to cope with problems and provide us with comfort in our daily lives.

1. The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe.

2. Not Another Anxiety Show

“A podcast for all,” is how host Kelli Walker describes Not Another Anxiety Show.

While not a mental health expert herself, Walker does an excellent job of interviewing psychologists, doctors, and other experts to give listeners guidance and practical tips on managing the day-to-day struggles that come with living with all ends of the anxiety spectrum.

3. Terrible, Thanks for Asking

Nora McInerny shares her personal stories of loss, and there are several, along with countless stories from others in her podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking.

Each episode, McInerny interviews guests and explores issues around emotions, trauma, loss, mental health, and finding community, hope, and happiness after grieving..

4. No Feeling is Final

This six-part series explores the personal journey of the host, Honor Eastly, as she navigates her own mental health issues: anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

Sounds quite heavy, but the podcast does a great job on showing the messy nature of mental health struggles while presenting it in a way that listeners can easily digest.

5. How To Fail

British writer Elizabeth Day interviews guests about failure and what it taught them.

The podcast provides a rich and nuanced conversation on struggling with work-related anxiety and handling the ups and downs of life. If you’re looking for something specific to this moment, the most recent episodes are specially curated to help listeners deal with quarantine and coronavirus anxiety.

You can listen to these podcasts on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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